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Luz Maldonado Perry

December 13, 1921 ~ September 9, 2015 (age 93)

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Our beloved Mother, Luz Maldonado Perry passed gently into heaven on Wednesday, September 9, 2015.

Born December 13, 1921, in Laredo, Texas she was the daughter of the late Enrique R. and Francisca Maldonado.

Luz grew up in San Antonio. She joined the Army during WWII and met her future husband at Fort Gordon in Georgia. Serving in the military created a deep love for her country and she never passed a US flag without a salute. She lived for many years in Greenville on North Florida Ave. and being fluent in Spanish she was very active in the Hispanic community and was known as "Mama Luz". She served twice as a short term missionary to Mexico with Washington Avenue Baptist Church. She worked outside the home at the Parker Plant and for the City of Greenville Permit Center.

She is survived by six children, Jannette Henderson (Steve), Joyce P. Turpin, Douglas Perry (Melinda), Judy Lubbert ( Wesley), Jean Brown (Jack), and Dennis R. Stark (Peggy); 20 grandchildren; and 32 great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, W.D. Perry.

She instilled in her children a respect of Christian values, love of education, and country. She was loved by all who met her and brought joy to everyone.

She lived her life following her favorite Bible verse; "Love one another as I have loved you".

The family wishes to express their deep gratitude for the kindness and care given to their mother by the staff of NHC in West Columbia, SC.

Visitation will be held Wednesday, September 16, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Thomas McAfee Funeral Home, Downtown. A funeral service will be held Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. in the Downtown Chapel. Burial will follow in Greenville Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wounded Warriors Project, P.O. Box 758517, Topeka, Kansas 66675.

Family will be gathering at the home of the daughter, Jannette Henderson, 328 W.T. Wyatt Rd., Easley, SC 29642.

Cemetery Details

Greenville Memorial Gardens
7784 Augusta Road
Piedmont, SC, 29673


SEP 16. 06:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel

639 North Main Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

Funeral Service

SEP 17. 01:30 PM

Thomas McAfee Funeral Home - Downtown Chapel

639 North Main Street

Greenville, SC, US, 29601

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