Constance Edith Gregory Perrin, of Gloucester, known as “Connie,” passed from labor to reward on Sunday, Jan. 11, 2015, after an extended illness.
She was born Jan. 14, 1928 in Virginia to the late Samuel Gregory and Sadie Morris. She was one of seven siblings. Constance met and married James Thomas Perrin Jr. in New York City on Feb. 4, 1948, and they built a life of 63 years together and raised seven children. Constance was well known for her love of the family, church, cooking, singing and her flowers.
She was preceded in death by her husband, James Thomas Perrin Jr.; parents; two brothers, and three sisters.
She leaves to rejoice in her life seven children, Edith Perrin of Williamsburg, James Perrin III and John Perrin of Gloucester, Carroll Perrin (Mollie) of Richmond, Ben Perrin of Crandall, Texas, Debra Conyers (Fred) of South Carolina and Denise McCray (Kevin) of Gloucester; 16 grandchildren, Jamekia, Nashaye, Kathy, Carol, Alexis and Preston Perrin, Nya Johnson (Calvin), Shaun Conyers, Freda Brinkley (Colon), Tina Gary (James), Kevin D., Sherice, Kevin B. and Kendra McCray and Chris Sampson; as well as 12 great-grandchildren. She will be sadly missed by her one remaining sister, Frances Grasty of Gloucester, and a host of other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of Life service conducted by the Rev. Edgar Graham and the Rev. P.D. Wells Jr. was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2015, at the First United Baptist Church, Gloucester. Interment followed in the church cemetery. The family greeted friends prior to the service on Wednesday from 12-1 p.m. at the church.
In memory of Constance, the family requests donations be given to the First United Baptist Church Playground, P.O. Box 336, Gloucester, Va. 23061.
Arrangements by Hogg Funeral Home and Crematory, Gloucester Point.