Mamie Perry, 91, maintenance worker

December 30, 2005

Mamie E. Perry, a retired maintenance worker and longtime Cherry Hill resident, died in her sleep Monday at Crofton Convalescent Center. She was 91.

Mamie E. Green, one of 12 children, was born and raised in Mollusk, Va. She moved to Baltimore in the early 1940s, when she took a job as a housekeeper.

Mrs. Perry later worked for more than a decade as a maintenance worker for the General Services Administration at Fort Meade. She retired in the early 1970s.

She was married for 43 years to Bernard Perry, a truck driver, who died in 1984.

In the 1950s, the couple adopted two daughters.

"She loved to cook and feed her family," said a niece, Cecelia McLeod of Glen Burnie. "Her special dishes included potato salad, cakes, pies, greens and biscuits. She could cook anything."

She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star.

Mrs. Perry was a member and sang with the choir of the First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill, 823 Cherry Hill Road, where services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday.

Also surviving are her daughters, Linda Walker of Baltimore and Thelma Askew of Glen Burnie; a brother, William Green of Baltimore; a sister, Carolyn Brown of King George, Va.; two grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

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