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April 17, 2020


Doris Faye Perry
September 03, 1930 - April 13, 2020

Just 89 years ago the lives of Ruby and Curry Conley blessed with a newborn girl on the third day of September, nineteen hundred and thirty.  They excitedly spread the news throughout Bogalusa, Louisiana amongst their family and friends.

The name given their newborn was Doris Faye Conley.

Doris accepted Christ as her Savior early in life at Bethlehem Baptist Church in 1937 under Reverend O.P. Smith.  She was a dedicated worker in the house of the Lord. Among many of the positions that she held some were:  a teacher in the senior mission and vacation bible school, secretary of the church, and a pianist for the choir.

Doris grew up in Bogalusa and attended the school here.  She was  a graduate of Central memorial High School.  Doris advanced into collegiate studies and earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from southern University A&M College.  Doris continued her education and received her +30 from Southeastern.

On the fourth of May in nineteen hundred and fifty-eight, she united in holy matrimony to the love of her life, Oscar C. Perry.  The union was blessed with two loving and devoted  children-Tresa and Allison Perry.

Doris was a dedicated school teacher who devoted her love and energy to helping students to realize their greatest potential.  She taught one year in Slidell, LA 1952-1953.  Then she dedicated the next thirty-four years to the children of  Bogalusa City School System.  She retired in 1987, leaving behind a legacy to be admired.

Doris kept busy after retirement.  She volunteered for many years with the Bogalusa Community Medical Center Auxiliary affectionately called, "The Pink Ladies".  She also was a member of the Golden Floral Club where they worked year-round to serve our community in various ways.  One of her favorite roles was being on the Committee for the Central Memorial Mass Reunion. Doris' other involvements were, Kappa Delta Pi Honor Society, Louisiana Teacher's Association, American Association of Retired Persons, The national Association of retired Teachers, and AARP.

Doris leaves to mourn her passing two children- Tresa Perry of Bogalusa LA and Allison Perry of Atlanta, GA; two granddaughters, Whitney Godi (Enock of Atlanta, GA and Bria Perry of Bogalusa, LA; two  grandsons, Enock Jr. and Levi Godi; an adopted  daughter and son-in-law, Patricia and Kibodeaux of Altadena, Ca; a devoted caregiver, Kim Walker; and a hosts of nieces and nephews, cousins and friends.

Doris was preceded in death by her parents, Ruby and Curry Conley; her husband, Oscar Perry; her godbrother, Robert Brice Jr; and her grandson, Royric Perry.

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