Marcella Hampton Perry Obituary (1930 – 2022) – Bluff City, TN

Marcella Jane Hampton Perry, 91, Johnson City, died Monday, February 7, 2022 at the Abundant Christian Living Community (ACLC) campus assisted living facility.
Jane was from Elizabethton, Tennessee, daughter of the late Thomas Allen and the late Bessie Junita Chambers Hampton. After moving from Elizabethton, Jane lived in Oak Ridge and Bristol, Tennessee before moving to Johnson City in 1964. She resided at 604 Hillrise Boulevard until transitioning to ACLC in late 2021.
Jane was a loving wife, sister, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and aunt and spent much of her life shaping the lives of young people. She attended Carter County Elementary School, graduated from Elizabethton High School, and attended Milligan College and East Tennessee State University. She prepared for a lifelong teaching career by earning a bachelor’s and master’s degree in elementary education from East Tennessee State University.
Jane taught schools in Carter County, Oak Ridge, Sullivan County and Bristol, Tennessee before retiring from full-time teaching. After her retirement, she continued to serve her community and the youth of Johnson City by volunteering time to replace teaching and assist teachers in the Johnson City school system. His teaching was not limited to the classroom. Her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and other young people with whom she came into contact continually received her love, her generosity and her sound advice in matters of education and morals.
Jane was a life member of the Christian Church. Since 1964, she was a member of the First Christian Church of Johnson City where she served for many years as a Sunday school and Bible school teacher. She was a member of the Johnson City Monday Club and a life member of the Parent Teacher Association.
In addition to her parents, Jane was predeceased by a brother, Glenn Allen Hampton, and a brother-in-law, James Steven Luethke.
Survivors include her husband of nearly 70 years, Cameron Earl Perry; brother, Wayne Hampton and his wife Peggy; sister, Carol Luethke; son, Thomas Cameron Perry and wife Ann; daughter, Marcy Jann Conley and husband Creighton; grandchildren, Caitlin Anne Conley Reynolds and her husband Ryan, Evan Thomas Perry and his wife Anna, Courtney Alyse Conley Tucker and her husband Daniel, and Chloe Cameron Perry Campbell and her husband Ben; great-grandchildren, Hudson Cameron Perry, Raylen Jane Perry and Piper Marie Tucker; and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services for Marcella Jane Hampton Perry will be held on Friday, February 11, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. at First Christian Church in Johnson City with Mr. Gene Wiggington, officiating minister. The family will receive friends at the church on Friday after 5:00 p.m. until the time of the service at 7:00 p.m.
A commitment service will be held Saturday, February 12, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. in Happy Valley Memorial Park with family and friends serving as pallbearers. Those wishing to attend are asked to arrive at the cemetery no later than 9:50 a.m.
Jane’s family would like to thank the staff at Abundant Christian Living and Amedisys Hospice for the exceptional care, kindness and compassion shown to Jane over the past few months.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be given to Appalachian Christian Camp, First Christian Church, Milligan University and Abundant Christian Living Community.
Memories and condolences can be shared at Tetrick Funeral Services 3001 Peoples Street Johnson City, TN 37604 (423-610-7171) is honored to serve the Perry family.

Posted by Tetrick Funeral Services – Johnson City on February 8, 2022.

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