Deborah Isobel Perry, 70, of Mathews, was called home to the Lord on Tuesday, July 28, 2020, at home surrounded by her children. Debby was born in Windsor, Nova Scotia, Canada, on May 18, 1950 to Ralph Parsons and Elizabeth Mary Cochrane. She was a parishioner at the Church of St. Francis de Sales in Mathews. Debby was an active member in her church, teaching Sunday school and taking time for missions, especially in Haiti. When her children were young, she could be found on the sidelines of every softball and soccer game and at every chorus concert, cheering the loudest. She helped many young ladies as a Girl Scout leader and camp counselor for Brownie Troop 1263 and Junior Troop 379 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. She was an avid Boston Red Sox fan, rooting for them every chance she got. Debby was always happiest with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her greatest titles were Wife, Mom, and Gramma.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard Francis Perry; her parents, and sister, Wendy Maxie. She is survived by her three children: daughter, Rachael and her husband, Greg Lumpkin, and their children Savannah and Fred of Chesterfield; daughter, Rebecca and her husband Joe Molnar, and their children Tommy and Kaitlyn of Cary, North Carolina; and son, Rich Perry and his children, Audrina and Raiden of Mathews, and two sisters, Helen MacDonald and Lois MacAskill.
A Mass of Resurrection will be celebrated at the Church of St. Francis de Sales on Lovers Lane in Mathews on Tuesday, Aug. 18, 2020, at 1 p.m. Please notify the church office at 804-725-2776 if you plan to attend. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, 291 Independence Boulevard, Suite 517, Virginia Beach, Va. 23462. Please be advised that current state-mandated guidelines will apply to all in attendance, including social distancing and appropriate face covering. We sincerely appreciate your understanding.
Faulkner Funeral Homes, Foster-Faulkner Chapel, Mathews, is assisting the family.