Audrey Lamm Perry, 89, of Elm City, passed away Monday. A Funeral Service will be held on Friday, May 27, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. at Mount Pleasant United Methodist Church, 6048 Mount Pleasant Road, Bailey. Rev. LaVon Phillips will officiate. Reception will follow service in the fellowship hall. Interment immediately after reception in Bailey Town Cemetery.
Audrey was born at home on The Lamm Family Farm on April 12, 1933. She lived at home where she enjoyed school and was an excellent student. She had many friends and played on the varsity high school girls basketball team at Rock Ridge High School. After high school, she attended Atlantic Christian College for a couple of years.
It was at a high school basketball game that she met her future husband, Tommy Garth Perry of Bailey. They were married on May 30May 30, 1954 and, 1954, and remained so for almost 59 years until Tommy passed away.
Audrey worked for the North Carolina Department of Highways for a number of years. After welcoming two daughters, she decided to become a full time stay at home Mother.
Audrey and Tommy moved to Fairfax County, Virginia in 1963, where Tommy was a high school teacher. They remained there for 31 years. Upon his retirement they built their dream home on the Tar River where they both resided until their passing.
Audrey is survived by her daughters, Lynne Perry Chrisinger and husband, Jeffery, of Lake Wylie, South Carolina and Jeanine Perry Ours and husband, James, of Murfreesboro, Tennessee; granddaughters, Jessica Rigsby and husband, Bryan, Jennifer Felts and husband, Matthew, Joanna Jacques and husband, Nicholas, Virginia “Ginna” Kingdon and husband, Joel, Caroline Knox and husband, Chris; great granddaughters, Hannah Joy Rigsby, Abigail Anne Felts and Morgan Nicole Knox; great grandsons, Thomas “Tommy” James Felts and Maddex Jeffery Knox.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Tommy Garth Perry; parents, Sanford “Selby” Lamm and Virginia Stott Lamm; sisters, Dorlene Lamm and Emily Lamm Waddell and brothers, Ronnie Lamm, James Lamm and Billy Lamm.
Flowers are welcome or donations may be made to any Christian Organization of one’s choice in Audrey’s memory.
Condolences directed to Joyner’s Funeral Home and Crematory at www.joyners.net.