Kenneth Roy Perry

March 9, 1940 - February 9, 2020

Kenneth Roy Perry, 79, a resident of Cape Coral, FL since June 2013, formerly of Virginia Beach, VA, passed away Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Cape Coral. He was born March 9, 1940 in Granville County, NC to George Thomas Sr. and Adelle Wheelous Perry, now deceased.

Left to treasure his memory are his beloved wife of over 56 years, Brenda Perry of Cape Coral; three loving children, Gregory Thomas Perry (Paige Clark) of Raleigh, NC, Rebecca Lynne Perry (Billy Waller) of Drewryville, VA, and Jonathan Vaden Perry (Beverly Ann) of Cape Coral, FL; a step-sister, Shirley Winstead of Franklinton, NC; as well as six grandchildren, Nicholas (Emily),Vaden (Scarlett), and Drake (Jillian) Phillips; and Emily, Tessa, and Arden Perry.

Ken and Brenda lived in Tidewater, VA for forty years before retiring to Cape Coral, FL.  Ken was a member of McGregor Baptist Church in Fort Myers, FL. He was employed by Norfolk Southern Railway for 35 years in the Marketing Department.  After retiring he spent 5 years volunteering at Sentara Heart Hospital and another 5 years as an employee. He considered his time at the hospital working with family members of patients a ministry. He was able to give comfort and support to others because of his prior heart problems and surgeries.  Ken spent many hours volunteering at his church, his children’s school and various community projects.  His favorite hobby was crocheting.  His beautiful work was enjoyed by family, friends, patients in nursing homes, mothers of newborns and many others who received tablecloths, dolls, baby blankets and layettes, shawls, afghans, and dish cloths.  His greatest joy was giving away his many projects.

Ken was preceded in death by his brothers and sister, G.T. Perry, Jr., Samuel Perry and Emily Joan Bass.

A graveside service will be held 2:00 PM Saturday, March 7, 2020 at Popes Chapel Christian Church, 1237 Pocomoke Road, Franklinton, NC 27525, where Ken attended church as a child and young adult.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Kenneth Roy Perry are suggested to Hope Hospice, Attn: Donation Dept., 9470 Healthpark Circle, Ft. Myers, FL  33908, which provided excellent care and comfort to Ken and his family.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Ben Perry, Jr. Feb 12, 2020 at 9:48 am

    Surely our hearts are saddened that we will no longer walk in this world with Kenneth. Of all my many cousins, and there are many indeed, his walk with Christ was closer than most. I shall miss our phone calls and emails.

    Brenda and family I know you all are suffering a great loss but there is consolation in the Word of God. The prophet Isaiah wrote in chapter 64, verse 4 these great words of comfort: “No one’s ears have ever heard of a God like you. No one’s eyes have ever seen a God who is greater than you. No God but you acts for the good of those who trust in him.”

    Kenneth is now worshiping Christ face to face wearing a crown of righteousness. He believed the words of Paul in 2 Timothy 4:8: “Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” As we cry bitter tears at our loss rejoice for I know that Kenneth is rejoicing at the feet of Jesus.

  2. Sylvia Perry Fuller Feb 12, 2020 at 10:23 am

    Praying for you and your family. Some precious memories of the time we spent with you in New Bern. May you know the comfort that only can come from the Lord. Love you in Christ

  3. Ted and Elaine Rountree Feb 12, 2020 at 10:50 am

    Brenda and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Ken. We have so many fond memories of you all from our Virginia Beach days. Knowing that he is in God’s hands can give all of us a peace and comfort until we meet again. Think of you often and will be praying for you all.

  4. Helen Drummond Feb 12, 2020 at 11:58 am

    Ms. Brenda & Jonathan, my prayers are with you.
    Helen C.Drummond
    CSICU & Cath Lab Maryview Medical Center.

  5. Sam Warren Feb 12, 2020 at 2:01 pm


    I count it an honor to have been a friend of KP.

    I have never known anyone that was as constant, as level headed, as kind and giving and as concerned about others as he was. He was a source of strength and encouragement for me and no doubt many others. Even though we have been separated by distance for several years, I feel a hole has been created in my heart just for the loss of hearing his voice on the phone. I hope he can put my name on one of those mansions there in heaven so we can catch up when I get there.

    Brenda, Becky, John and Greg I have no doubt KP has received that salute from our Lord, “. Well done thou Faithful Servant, enter in…’. I trust at the end of time when the Lord determines that this world burns, that we will all be there together. I have a homecoming to look forward to and it will be sweeter knowing Ken is waiting on the other side.

    May the Word of God and the hope of his calling strengthen and encourage you and lift your spirits as we celebrate the life of my friend, KP.

  6. Bill and Arlie Wingard Feb 12, 2020 at 5:09 pm

    Sister Brenda, Fsmily and Friends. Love you Folk and praying for you in your Great Loss , and Heaven’s Gain”, Bro Ken lived a faithful , victorious life in and for our Lord Jesus Christ . He will be greatly missed . The Wingards

  7. Donna Sheppard Forster Feb 12, 2020 at 5:24 pm

    Rebecca, Greg and Jonathon, may you be comforted in knowing that your Dad is no longer in pain, no longer suffering. You were very fortunate to have had him in your lives. What a godly example you witnessed through his life.
    Remember your memories, they will bring you comfort.
    Hugs to each of you, my dear cousins.

  8. Debbie Tarkenton Feb 12, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    I am so sorry, Brenda and Family, Ken was a Special Christian man and Friend to all who knew him,l.know that he will be greatly missed! Behind every Good man is a Good woman,May God Bless you Brenda with a Piece that Passes all understanding! Sending lots of Love and Prayers from Virginia Beach, KBC,🤗💖

  9. Sharon Pinkston. Feb 12, 2020 at 6:59 pm

    Dear Brenda, I have so many wonderful memories of Ken as he volunteered every Thursday at Kempsville Baptist Church. Answering phones, taking messages. I treasure the beautiful crocheted doll he made me. He was a great guy.

  10. Loretta Royster Feb 12, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    My dear friend, Brenda and family…my heart goes out to you. So sorry for your loss. Life here will never be the same, but our Lord provides the comfort we need. Stay close to Him.

  11. Ronda Collopy Feb 13, 2020 at 12:25 am

    My love and prayers are with y’all at this difficult time!

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