Clyburn Perry, Jr. affectionately known as “June”, was called home for eternal rest on Monday, November 25, 2019 at 2:41pm. He was born on August 19, 1946 in Kershaw, South Carolina, to the late Clyburn Perry Sr. and Lula Mae Duren Perry (Doll).
Clyburn received his education in the South Carolina and Washington, DC school system. He accepted Christ as his Lord and savior at a very early age and was baptized at Second Calvary Baptist Church in Kershaw, South Carolina. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1967 and honorably served our country. He retired in 1997 at the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant. Following his retirement from the USMC, he worked as a foreman at the Norfolk International Terminal. Clyburn was also a Mason and served as the Worthy Patron of Tidewater Lodge #106. Clyburn was a devoted member of New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church in Virginia Beach, Virginia. He enjoyed attending church and participating in the events and functions until his health failed.
On April 30, 1972, Clyburn married the love of his life, Eloise. They had four children, Derrick from Dallas, TX, Taya from Chesterfield, VA, Clayburn (Melinda) from Suffolk, VA and Clyburn Perry III from Silver Spring, MD. Clyburn and Eloise were blessed with eleven grandchildren; Kedereck, Derrick (DJ), Tiffany, Andre, Colyn, Leila, Cailin, Ashley, Jayden, Jordan and Bryson. He was a man of virtue; a wonderful husband, father and grandfather. He strongly believed in education. He loved to travel and had traveled extensively throughout his life. He was the voice of reason and would do anything to help those in need. He was a God-fearing man and always put God first and sought His council.
Clyburn was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, John Thomas Perry, Richard Ricky Perry, Cleveland Gary Perry and sisters, Geneva Perry Adams and Betty Ann Perry.
He leaves to cherish his memory his faithful and devoted wife, Eloise; three sisters, Maggie Wilson (Henry), Gwendolyn Pharr and Atlee Perry-Copeland, from Washington, DC and one brother, Henry Charles Perry (Shelia) of Hyattsville, MD and one aunt, Edith Duren from Washington, DC. Also left with cherished memories are his four sisters-in-laws: Geraldine Flower, Hattie Grant, Cheryle Wade, Angela (Fonzie Jones) from South Carolina; and three brothers-in-laws: Carl Tate from New Jersey, Willie Tate from North Carolina and Larry Tate from South Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.
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