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Wanda Faye Perry
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Wanda Fay Perry of Georgetown, KY passed into the arms of her Savior on Monday, January 1, surrounded by her family. She left this world a better place than when she entered it on February 18, 1944, by being a friend, counselor, leader and inspiration to countless young people who were privileged to be related to her or taught by her. The seventh of eight children born to Walter and Eula Perry, Wanda was the first in her family to receive a college degree, graduating from Georgetown College in 1967 with a B.S in Biology and a minor in Chemistry. She started her long teaching career at Franklin County High, her boundless enthusiasm encouraging scores of students to participate in her projects, which included yearbook production and talent shows. A tremendously gifted instructor, she was a driving force in the education of her nieces and nephews, encouraging them and countless students at Franklin County and later at Western Hills to attend college and giving them the foundation to succeed.

Wanda left an indelible impression on everyone who knew her. Whether at home or traveling hundreds of miles to distant states, invariably someone would recognize her, much to the amusement of her family. Her notoriety came in handy even at concerts, where an unruly group of former students could be quieted with only a stern look and a firm command from "Miss Perry". No coward, she never hesitated to challenge authority, famously challenging a traffic ticket in court and getting it dismissed. Wanda was quick to fight injustice wherever she found it.

Singing was one of her greatest loves. She was a choir member in every church she attended from the age of seven until the rigors of cancer treatment quieted her voice in 2016. Both Thornhill Baptist in Frankfort and Northside Christian Church in Georgetown were home to her. Though she suffered greatly during her last years due to diabetes and cancer, she never lost her faith in God. Her life could serve as a model for Christian living.

A few short paragraphs can never do justice to the incredible journey that was her life. No words can express the immeasurable impact she had on those who loved her. Though she never married or bore children, in truth she was like a mother to not only her nieces and nephews, but to hundreds of students. As a niece recently told her, "your work is done now, and it's time for you to rest". May she rest in the arms of the Lord knowing her work was done to perfection and her legacy will live on.

Memorial Visitation will be 2pm, Saturday, January 6, 2018, at Northside Christian Church with a Memorial Service at 3pm. Memorials may be made to Northside Christian Church, PO Box 1344, Georgetown, Ky 40324, American Cancer Society, 1504 College Way, Lexington, Kentucky 40502, and Bluegrass Hospice Care, 1317 US HWY 62E, Cynthiana, KY 41031.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.tuckeryocumwilson.com


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Visitation

Saturday

6

Jan

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Northside Christian Church

117 East Jefferson Street
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324

Memorial Service

Saturday

6

Jan

3:00 PM
Northside Christian Church

117 East Jefferson Street
Georgetown, Kentucky 40324


Memorial Contribution

Bluegrass Care Navigators

1317 US HWY 62E
Cynthiana, Kentucky 41031
Northside Christian Church, and American Cancer
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