Remembering Patricia “Pinky” Perry

Patricia “Pinky” Perry, 64, of Mansfield, Louisiana, entered into eternal rest on April 25, 2023, surrounded by her loved ones. Patricia passed away after a year-long, courageous fight against lung and brain cancer. Patricia fought until the day she passed with a positive attitude and a strong faith in God. 

Patricia was born in Newport, Rhode Island, to Louis A. Perry and Laverne Marie Williams Perry.  Patricia lived in Arizona and Massachusetts for many years before moving back to Mansfield, Louisiana, where she has a been a long-time resident.

Patricia had various jobs throughout the years, but the one she loved and was most passionate about was working as a Certified Nursing Assistant at St. Luke’s Hospital.  She really found joy in taking care of others.

Patricia always said her greatest achievement in life was being a mom and a Mimi. She was a very loving and nurturing mother and Mimi. Her children and grandchildren were her world, and nothing brought her more happiness than spending time with them. She also loved and adored her daughter-in-law and son-in-law very much.

Patricia never met a stranger. She was always so kind, caring, compassionate, and loving to everyone.  To know her was to love her.  She was a beautiful person with a huge heart that spread joy and happiness wherever she went. Patricia always had a smile on her face and a laugh that was infectious. She loved to tell stories and make people laugh; she had a great sense of humor. She impacted more lives than I think she even realized.

In her spare time, she enjoyed crafting, gardening, playing cards and board games with family, reading, and watching some of her favorite TV shows. She also loved to spoil her fur baby, Boo Boo, who passed away only a few weeks prior to her.

Patricia was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Antone Perry; her maternal grandparents Reverend W.O. Williams and Emma Rosenau; her father, Louis A. Perry; and her mother, Laverne Marie Perry.

Those left to cherish her memory are her beloved children Chance Moton and his wife Piper; Chip Moton; and Ashley Moton Stripling and her husband Matthew; 4 grandchildren, Ryan Moton, Ali Moton, Palin Moton, and Abigail Stripling; her long-time partner, Ronnie Hill; 2 step-granddaughters, Taylor Hill and Madison Hill.  She is also survived by her siblings, Kenneth Perry, Ann Perry, Cheryl Lampman, and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service honoring Patricia’s life will be held on Sunday, April 30th at Beulah Baptist Church with Reverend Jerry Penfield officiating.  The visitation will be from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. and the service will begin at 3:00 p.m.

The family would like to send a special thanks to Sandy Tomb, Dr. Robert Massingill with Grace Home, LHC Group, and all of the nurses and staff on the Second Floor of Christus Highland for their care and compassion.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation can be made to St. Jude’s Children Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Beulah Baptist Church or First Baptist Church of Blanchard.