Lois Cutler Perry | Eastern North Carolina Now | Mrs. Lois Cutler Perry, age 86, a resident of River Acres, Washington, died Thursday, November 3, 2022, at her home.

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    Mrs. Lois Cutler Perry, age 86, a resident of River Acres, Washington, died Thursday, November 3, 2022, at her home.

    Graveside services will be held 2:00 PM Sunday, November 6, 2022, at Oakdale Cemetery in Washington, conducted by Pastor Gillian Pollock.

    Mrs. Perry was born in Beaufort County on April 16, 1936, in the two-story white home in the "Y" of Camp Leach Road. She was the daughter of the late Lloyd Edmond Cutler and Clara Mildred Cutler. Mrs. Perry graduated from Bath High School. She loved to tell the stories of her playing basketball for the Pirates and laughed when she remembered being chosen the "Biggest Flirt." Lois spent the majority of her life immersed in the role of mother. Later, she was a bookkeeper with her family's business, L.C. Perry and Son, Inc. in Washington. Mrs. Perry was a member of the First Christian Church in Washington. She served as a member and president of the CWF, Deacon and Circle member. Lois loved to travel. She traveled to many different countries on many continents. She treasured those experiences but happily returned to her home on the Pamlico River where she would sit in her porch swing. Lois found great joy in the role of grandmother where her name became "Mimsie". She arranged her schedule so that she could attend her grandchildren's sporting events and performances. It was not uncommon for Mimsie to stay until the last inning of a recreation league game no matter the late hour. In her spare time, she enjoyed snow skiing, reading, hiking, growing flowers and nurturing plants.

    On May 7, 1955, Mrs. Perry married Herbert Allen Perry, who preceded her in death, September 6, 2021. Also preceding her in death was her beloved daughter, Laurie Perry Cullop.

    Mrs. Perry is survived by her son, Herbert Allen Perry, Jr. and wife, Sandra of Washington; her daughter, Tricia Stowe and husband, Lentz of Washington; grandchildren, Matthew Allen Perry and wife, Georgia of Washington; Tommy Cullop and wife, Michelle of Ft. Collins, CO; Kelly P. Brady and husband, Adam of Lillington; Stephen P. Cullop of Longmont, CO; Dr. Hayley B. Stowe of St. Louis, MO; Erin Cutler Stowe of Greensboro, NC and fiancé, Michael Blackmon of Ayden, NC; great grandchildren, Brycen Allen Perry, Norah Mae Brady, Cutler Riggs Brady, Leah M. Cayton-Braddock, Nathaniel T. Braddock, Madison B. Cayton; sister, Evelyn Nelson of Kinston, sister-in-law Doris Cutler of Washington, and many nieces and nephews.

    Lois's last months were an adventure thanks to the lively spirit of Sylvia Joyner of Greenville, NC. The two were often turning heads at local nurseries, shops, and diners when they dressed as twins. The family also appreciate the loving care provided by Melvin Smith, Sylvia Guilford, and Carolyn Hopkins.

    The family will receive friends following the service at the cemetery.

    In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Marion L. Shepard Cancer Center, 1209 Brown Street, Washington, N.C. 27889 or Bath High School Preservation, P.O. Box 149, Bath, N.C. 27808.

    Online condolences may be offered to the family by visiting www.paulfuneralhome.com

    Paul Funeral Home & Crematory in Washington is honored to serve the Perry family.
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