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Albert G. Horton Veterans Cemetery
Monday December 2nd, 2019
6:00pm - 8:00pm

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Interment following funeral service

New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church
Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

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New Light Full Gospel Baptist Church
Tuesday December 3rd, 2019

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Clyburn Perry, Jr.

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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Unfortunately a co-worker(MGySgt Mumford) and I did not learn about Bro. Perry's passing until a couple of days ago. I met him back in the early 80's as we were all in the same MOS in the Marine Corps. He was a "Pacesetter" as one of the senior enlisted Marines that "looked like us" assigned to a major command. We kept in touch throughout the years,he was always an inspiration and always talked about the goodness of God. I last saw him and his wife at breakfast several months ago as he shared some of his health challenges with me and that he trusted in God who was still in control!. Bro. Perry's legacy on earthwill live on forever and one day when we, "...look on Heaven's scene;we will find the streets are guarded by him and other United States Marines."

Rev/LtCol James W. "JW" Washington, USMC (Ret.) Dec 12 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyburn Perry, Jr.

A. Marine Dec 4 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyburn Perry, Jr.

Lesia Murray Dec 3 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyburn Perry, Jr.

John Perry Nov 27 2019 12:00 AM

My most deepest and sincere condolences to the Perry family. "Clay" as he was known to us on the job, was a true stand up guy. I used to tease him about Retirement and enjoying the good life. He was a straight shooter and an honorable man. My prayers are with the family... God bless the family

Jubril Rawles Nov 27 2019 12:00 AM

Mr. Perry was a standup guy whether home church work he stood for equality integrity and growth...I had the opportunity to work with him and he would share great wisdom and knowledge...gonna miss him

Michael E. Gray Sr. Nov 27 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyburn Perry, Jr.

The Smith's. (Augusta, Ga.) Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Clyburn Perry, Jr.

Audrey Arrington-DeBerry Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

My condolences to the entire family ,love one's and friends. Clyburn was truly a blessing and man of God. He was always inspiring myself and others to keep the faith during all situations in life. He will always be loved and missed.

GySgt Jerry Robinson Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

From the Haile family to the Perry family, we are thinking of you during this difficult time. I will always cherish my memories of MGYSGT Perry. He was more than a staff NCOIC, he was more than a mentor he was a father figure to me. His leadership and guidance definitely helped shape my military career. I remember conversions with him where he would always use the term "years ago" to help support the message he was trying to convey to me. God Bless the family. "Semper Fi" MSGT Norman E. Haile

Norman Haile Nov 26 2019 12:00 AM

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