Nell "Nell" Perry

Mrs. Trunell Collins “Nell” Perry, 95, of Cleveland, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2019, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Oxford.  Celebration of Life services will be 2:00 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2019, at Ray Funeral Home with Rev. Bob Hill officiating. Interment will follow at Odd Fellow Cemetery in Greenwood, MS.

Nell was born in Anguilla, MS, on January 6, 1924, to Odie Dean Collins, Sr. and Pearl Green Collins.  On July 13, 1940, she married Ray Perry in Linn, MS.  She was a dedicated wife and mother who took care of her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, O. D. Collins, Sr. and Pearl Green Collins; husband, Ray Perry; and siblings, Leon Collins, Warren Collins, Martin Collins, and Wallace Collins.

Nell is survived by her son, Billy Ray Perry (Mary Kay) of Cleveland; daughter, Barbara Pipkin Bennett (Ronnie Joe) of Potts Camp; five grandchildren; many beloved great-grandchildren; siblings, O. D. Collins, Jr., James N. Collins, and Juanita James all of Pasadena, TX; many friends and staff members that were like family at Providence Assisted Living; and a special friend and sitter, Candace.

The family would like to thank the staff at Providence Assisted living for their kindness and support.

Pallbearers will be Billy Perry, Jr., Carl Pipkin, Perry Pipkin, Andrew “Mookie” Lark, Mike Baker, and Phillip Laro.  Honorary pallbearers will be Darren Hudson, Charles Stapleton, and Ronnie Joe Bennett.