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"Jody" Jocile C. Perry

Sunday, March 22nd, 1931 - Saturday, July 27th, 2019
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Jocile “Jody” Castleberry Perry entered her heavenly home on Saturday, July 27, 2019.

She was born March 22, 1931, in Greenbrier, Arkansas. She earned a Business Degree and Library Science Degree from State College of Arkansas (Arkansas State Teachers College); and received her Master’s Degree in Administration & Supervision from the University of West Florida in 1975.

She was employed by the Santa Rosa School System. Her duties were school librarian, media specialist, and Truant Officer.
At the time of her retirement in 1993, she was the librarian at Pace Middle School, where she was titled “The Bear Bryant” of librarians.

After her retirement, she enjoyed several traveling trips. She assisted her daughter, Cindy Pugh, with America’s Cover Miss Beauty Pageants. She also served as President of the Pilot Club.

Ms. Jody was an active member in First Baptist Church of Milton and First United Methodist Church of Milton.

Ms. Jody is preceded in death by her parents, Joe and Lorene Castleberry; a brother, James T. Castleberry; and the late Louis E. (Bill) Perry.

She is survived by her children, Vickie (Ken) Barnes, Ronald Perry, and Cindy (Tommy) Pugh, all of Milton; grandchildren, Kenny (Elizabeth) Barnes of Milton, Korry (Ashley) Barnes of Annapolis, Maryland, Klayton (Taylor) Barnes of Norfolk, Virginia, Kaleb (Lindsay) Barnes of Pensacola, Florida, John Perry of Milton, and Jacob Perry of Pensacola; and great-grandchildren, Skye, Alexis, Paisley, Liam and Grayson Barnes.
A Celebration of Life Service, for Mrs. Perry, will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, August 6, 2019, at First United Methodist Church of Milton with Pastor Steve Warren and Ken Barnes officiating.

Visitation will be held 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m., prior to the service.

Lewis Funeral Home of Milton has been entrusted with arrangements.

The family wished to thank the Staff of Sandy Ridge Health & Rehabilitation and Santa Rosa Medical Center for the love and care shown to our mother and grandmother during her illness.

Donations may be made in Jody’s name to the Parkinson’s Foundation or Gideons International.


DONATIONS BY MAIL:
Parkinson’s Foundation
200 SE 1st Street, Ste 800
Miami, FL 33131

BY PHONE: 1-800-473-4636

GIVE ONLINE: www.parkinson.org


DONATIONS BY MAIL:
Gideons International
PO Box 140800
Nashville, TN 37214-0800

BY PHONE: (615) 564-5000

GIVE ONLINE: www.gideons.org/donate
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Milton
    Address
    6819 Berryhill Street
    MILTON, FL 32571
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  • Service

    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 | 1:00pm
    When
    Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 1:00pm
    Location
    First United Methodist Church of Milton
    Address
    6819 Berryhill Street
    MILTON, FL 32571
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  • Interment

    Location
    Milton Cemetery
    Address
    Berryhill Road
    MILTON, FL 32570
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Paul R. Green

Posted at 08:18pm
Jody Perry was a much loved and faithful member of Milton First United Methodist. I have fond memories of sitting in a pew behind she and her son Ron over these last years. Thanks for bringing her Ron. She will not be forgotten by our church. I visited with her the at Sandy Ridge the Wednesday before she passed and we watched the squirrels from the glass door on the south end. She said she was quite familiar with those those squirrels. Bless you Jody and Heaven is a brighter place with you and your beautiful smile. - Paul R. Green
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