Nancy Leah Perera Perry, a longtime resident of Morgan City, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the age of 83.
Even though she was born deaf and became blind later in life, Nancy loved life. She was happiest surrounded by family, friends, and traveling or planning trips. She had a zest for life that did not diminish until the day she died and was an inspiration to many who knew and loved her. The legacy she leaves behind in her family, the Deaf-Blind Acadian Community, and all the lives she touched will continue as long as our memories allow.
Nancy leaves to cherish her beautiful memory, her loving children, Mary Glass and her husband, John “J.B.”, and Douglas John “Doug” Perry and his wife, Mamie; her brothers, Huey Perera and his wife, Annie, and CJ “Sonny” Perera; two sisters, Shirley Hymel and her husband, Floyd, and Anna Marie Guillot and her husband, Alcide Delapasse; six grandchildren, Brady Gier and partner Nicole Parich, Lindy St. Romain and her husband Mark, Courtney Smaldone and her wife Lauren, and Blaise, Taylor, and Mallory Perry; and five great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dallas Perry; her parents, Aldorest and Agnes Perera; and one brother, Jerry Perera.
The family requests that visitation be observed on Thursday, October 19, 2017 from 6pm to 8pm at Hargrave Funeral Home and again on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 9am until time of services at 11am at the First Baptist Church of Morgan City. Following services, Nancy will be laid to rest in the Morgan City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in Nancy’s memory to the Louisiana Acadian Deaf-Blind Citizens (LADBC) of Lafayette.