Mrs. Perrolyn Machelle Perry "Pam" Avery died March 13. Mrs. Avery was born in 1963 in Covington to Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Lillie "Polly" Gibbs) Perry. She was raised and educated in Newton County, graduating from Newton County High School in 1982. She attended DeKalb Central College majoring in nursing. She joined James Paschal Baptist Church at a young age. Mrs. Avery was a valued employee with an impeccable work ethic at 755 Restaurant Corporation for over 27 years. As a general manager, she was hard working and dedicated. After marrying Dexter Ladell Avery in 2003, she became the proud step-mother of three children whom she adored. Mrs. Avery was loving, adorable, outgoing, empathic and kind-hearted. She was devoted to her family and was a loving wife, daughter, sister, aunt and friend. During her spare time, she enjoyed traveling, dancing, taking pictures and, most of all, spending time with her family and entertaining her friends.
Surviving are husband Mr. Dexter Ladell Avery; parents Mr. and Mrs. Rufus (Lillie) Perry; step-children Y’shima Belcher, Jasmine Cook, Darron Avery; step-granddaughter Madison Cook; sister Mr. and Mrs. Lee (Carolyn) Belcher; brother Mr. D’Artagnan Perry; mother-in-law Mrs. Rosie A. Smith; father-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Willie (Annie) Hardeman; sisters-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Richard (Pabler) Cobb, Ms. Nekita Smith and Ms. Cynthia Perry; brothers-in-law Mr. Willie Avery, Mr. Shawn Smith and Mr. Ron Howard; aunts Mrs. Bernice Tensely, Mrs. Jeanette Perry, Mrs. Beatrice Stanley; uncles Mr. and Mrs. George (Fannie) Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Guy (Dorothy) Perry, Mr. and Mrs. Henry (Betty) Gibbs and Mr. and Mrs. Otis (Leola) Gibbs; a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, March 20, at Union Grove United Methodist Church, Interment will follow at Lawnwood Memorial Park.