“Count it all joy” James 1-2 Sunrise January 9th 1941 Sunset May 7th 2019 Mary Lee Quinn Perryman was the 12th child born to Blaine Quinn and Addie B Brownlee Quinn; in Inberness MS. (Sunflower County) . Mary was a proud student of the SAISD and she later went to Hicks Beauty School to become a licensed cosmetologist. She also studied Theology at San Antonio Theological College. She was the First Black Owner of beauty shop on the Eastside; being in business for over 50 years until her health failed. She was instrumental in giving a lot people job opportunites, Even encouraging others to start a business of their own. Mary married John H Perryman Sr. 1963 and they became a blended family with 8 children. The Perryman’s worked together as one in the Church of the Living God serving under Bishop Milton Perryman. Elder John Perryman preceded her in death. Mary loved working with the youth and all of her “children” fondly called her “Aunt Mary”. They held a special place in her life. As one of founding members of Healing Temple; servng as Mother of the Church, church secretary, Sunday school, and Bible study teacher. Her work with the Mission department didn’t go unnoticed serving as Annual chairperson for the Women in Red program. Always willing to work where needed in her local church as well as the district. Mary loved to travel with her husband Alaska ,Hawaii; taking different cruises. Loving God’s great masterpieces. She enjoyed the life the Lord had blessed her with. In her profession as a cosmetologist; which was not just a job but a passion. Her clients became family as well. She leaves to cherish her memory. John H Perryman Jr, Linda Perryman Lee, Billy Perryman (Oprah) Sheral Perryman, Janice (Rere) Perryman Lewis (James) Gregory Perryman, Mary Bolden and Annie White. 12 grandcildren, 11great children and 6 great-great grandchildren. Brother in-law Richard Perryman and 2 sister –in-laws Ivy Jones and Ida McGrue. She leaves A Host of nieces and nephews; and abundance of precious memories to be cherished by devoted friends and acquaintances. The family expresses sincere gratitude to Vitas Hospice and staff and her loving health care providers: Helen Brun, Miss Trya Winn, Miss Rebecca Taylor and Cheryl Thompson As Mary would greet you; we say take your rest “Lil Darling” We love you more.

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  1. My prayer go out 2 our family n the loss of your love one,back n the days w.w.white beauty salon had to get the curl

  2. Mother Mary L. Perryman was a Wise, Generous, and Sweet Soul. She was also a Dear Friend to my Mother – Ruby Jewel Grant. They were both “old school” beauticians and knew each other for over four decades. Mother Perryman consoled me when Mom died and was the person I entrusted to prepare Mom’s hair for her final services. I can still remember walking home from school and peeping in her beauty shop located in the old Thom McAn Shopping Center on East Houston and W.W. White in the 1970’s. The Eastside has truly suffered a great loss. My thoughts and prayers are with her daughter and family at this time. Lovingly submitted – Deborah Grant Seabron and Family

  3. My fondest memory of my grandma is when she used to own this beauty salon on Houston Street and we would go over there after school and spend time with you. I’m going to miss and her beautiful smile. I want to share this scripture with my family because it brings me comfort hopefully it will bring you comfort as well. It’s Acts 24:15 and it says “15 And I have hope toward God, which hope these men also look forward to, that there is going to be a resurrection of both the righteous and the unrighteous.”

  4. I loved how she greeted me with “Lil darlin'”. Always sweet and welcoming, even the last time I saw her a few weeks before her demise. Whenever we talked on the phone, as we were ready to say goodbye, I would say, “I love you ” and she would respond, “I love you more!” I will miss her greatly!

  5. My momma, Terry Brantley, is 92 and living in Austin now. I took her to get her hair done today and she said, “I wonder how Mary is doing. She used to do my hair for years and was the only person who could ever give me a permanent with my stiff hair. I just loved her. So many of my favorite friends were named Mary.” I remember coming to Mary’s Beauty Shop every Friday with my mom. I loved it! I would get an orange crush from the soda machine and look at all the pretty nail polishes and watch Mary wash, set, dry and sculpt my mom’s hair into an fabulous shape that was so popular in the 70’s. Mary and the other ladies were always so fun and so nice to me. So I looked Mary up just now and am sad to see she has passed. I wish we had looked her up earlier and gotten in touch to let her know that she is a happy part of my mom’s memories an of mine. My mom is getting forgetful about things but she remembered Mary’s last name and where her business had moved and her children. I’m not sure if I’ll tell my mom she has died. But please know we remember her fondly. ~Bonnie Brantley

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