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“So sorry to hear about Perry. My prayers are with the Tyner and Tate families. I will always remember Perry as a beautiful, loving, and happy...Read More »
1 of 39 | Posted by: Claudia Linzey - Jackson, MS

“My deepest prayers and warm thoughts are with you all. Met Garon and Perry a couple years ago, through Phi Theta Kappa and they both have made such a...Read More »
2 of 39 | Posted by: Elizabeth H. - Centreville, VA

“Molly, We are praying for you and your family as you grieve and go through this sad time. Our prayers are with all of you. Loretta Pee-Wee Boland ”
3 of 39 | Posted by: loretta boland - tupelo, MS

“We are praying for you and your family. May God comfort and bless you! ”
4 of 39 | Posted by: Bill and Linea Eller and family - TN

“My heart goes out to your family. Perry was a wonderful person and a great student. She worked in Dr. Parker's lab while attending UA. She was always...Read More »
5 of 39 | Posted by: Sara Kruse Padley - Tuscaloosa, AL

“Don and I send our Condolences.We will meet again on HEAVEN'S SHORES.Your Friends.Mary and Don Robinson ”
6 of 39 | Posted by: Mary Robinson - Rossville,, GA

“Our prayers are wit you in this sad time. ”
7 of 39 | Posted by: Justin Loecher & Mary Skipworth - MS

“William, Joy, & Molly, Our hearts are broken for your loss. We remember fondly our daughters growing together at FBC Madison, and singing together...Read More »
8 of 39 | Posted by: Greg, Wanda, & Meagan Kinsley - MS

“Dear Joy and William, Our hearts are breaking for your loss of your precious Perry. Please know that God's peace will be with you during this time...Read More »
9 of 39 | Posted by: Jannis and Danny Gilstrap - MS

“Garon, William, Joy & Molly, Our hearts are very saddened for your loss of such a sweet and beautiful young woman. We are praying for God to carry...Read More »
10 of 39 | Posted by: Lesley/Copeland Family - Clinton, MS

“My thoughts and prayers are with the Tate family during this difficult time. God bless Perry as he welcomes her to his Kingdom! ”
11 of 39 | Posted by: Susan Jackson - Nineveh, IN

“To the familY : You are in our prayers. Sunny Swaringen and Roberta Pennington Clinton YMCA ”
12 of 39 | Posted by: Roberta Pennington - Jackson, MS

“Perry was such a young beautiful Christan girl!!! She was always on fire for God. She will be missed greatly!! May she RIP!! ”
13 of 39 | Posted by: Debbie Lamb Jones - Tuscaloosa, AL

“Garon, There are not many words that I can say at a time such as this except, hold onto God and allow Him to bring you peace and comfort. I only...Read More »
14 of 39 | Posted by: Rev. Kenny Southerland - Flowood, MS

“Joy and William: Our hearts go out to you in your loss. We pray comfort for you in the blessed memories you have. ”
15 of 39 | Posted by: John J., Pam, Allison and Hannah Woods - MS

“Robbie, Gene, Joy and William: My heart was broken for you when I learned of Perry's home-going - but at the same time it was a blessing to know she...Read More »
16 of 39 | Posted by: Barbara Burden - Madison, MS

“Joy and William, my thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family today and in the days ahead. It seems like only yesterday Perry was a...Read More »
17 of 39 | Posted by: Margaret Carrington - Madison

“We are praying for your family as you grieve the loss of your beautiful Perry. May God comfort you in the truth that your separation from her is...Read More »
18 of 39 | Posted by: Melanie (Boney) Williams - AL

“William and Joy I feel your pain of losing a child. Know that you're in my thoughts and prayers. God bless you at this time. He has his arms around...Read More »
19 of 39 | Posted by: Carolyn Ray - Madison, MS

“Garon, you are in our prayers during this difficult time. Know that Gods light shined through her forever and always. ”
20 of 39 | Posted by: Danny & Mitzi Lee - Tuscaloosa, AL

“Mr. William, Mrs. Joy, Molly, and Garon, I am deeply sorry the loss of your little girl, sister/best friend, and beloved wife. Perry has touched so...Read More »
21 of 39 | Posted by: Anna Grace (Rule) Vinson - MS

“I'm sorry about Perry. Her and my sister were in sunday school together. Perry was always so beautiful and full of spirit. At least now she is with...Read More »
22 of 39 | Posted by: Tammy Barnette Robbins - MS

“Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers. ”
23 of 39 | Posted by: Lana Tate Ewton - Dunlap, TN

“I was blessed to have witnessed Perry's love for the Lord in her worship and in her life. She graced everyone around her with the love of the Lord. ...Read More »
24 of 39 | Posted by: Greta Bryant - Northport, AL

“Perry was such a beautiful young lady, always smiling, and I can see her right this moment. . . . singing a solo, a duet, or serving on the Praise...Read More »
25 of 39 | Posted by: Marilyn Walker Miller - Northport, AL

“You are all in my thoughts and prayers. May God grant you peace during this very difficult time. ”
26 of 39 | Posted by: Jackie Bufkin and Family - MS

“Joy and William, I pray that God will comfort you in your loss of Perry at such a young age. She was a beautiful little girl as I remember her at...Read More »
27 of 39 | Posted by: Berniece Boney - Canton, MS

“Joy, William and family: Richard, Sarah, Laura and myself lift you up in prayer for the loss of Perry. I remember her tenacity in children's choir...Read More »
28 of 39 | Posted by: Beverly Anglin - old friends

“Mrs. Tate ws an awesome leader at the YMCA. My son loved and adored her. I enjoyed seeing her smiling face. She was an Angel disguse as a human. May...Read More »
29 of 39 | Posted by: The Bowers Family - Clinton, MS

“We are so sad that we will never get another chance to give Perry a big hug here on this earth, but we look forward to the day we see her again in...Read More »
30 of 39 | Posted by: Ben, Kaye, Allison, Ashley & Michael Pace - MS

“I had the privilege of interviewing Perry for a magazine article about her many accomplishments as a Malone Scholar at St. Andrew's Episcopal School,...Read More »
31 of 39 | Posted by: Marlo Kirkpatrick - Madison, MS

“Joy and family, I am so very sorry for the loss of your precious Perry. I did not personally know her but knew of her thru my sister at MHBC and my...Read More »
32 of 39 | Posted by: Amy Lott Hantzis - Manhattan, KS

“We are so sorry for your loss. May God be with you. ”
33 of 39 | Posted by: Bill and Harriette Warren - MS

“To Perry's Family: So sorry for your loss of your sweet Perry. Words can not begin to soften the blow to your family. Hold on to your faith and...Read More »
34 of 39 | Posted by: Danny Beam

“Garon, William, Joy, and Molly, Lisa joins me in expressing our condolences. We hadn't seen Perry in a very long time but remember her exuberant...Read More »
35 of 39 | Posted by: Smitty Smith - Madison, MS

“Garon,May the Lord Bless you, Keep you, and Give you HIS PEACE. Drs. Paul and David Nelson ”
36 of 39 | Posted by: David Nelson - Tuscaloosa, AL

“Garon I was so sorry to hear about Perry. She was a sweet lady. I feel blessed that I got to know her when you were members of FBC Tuscaloosa. ...Read More »
37 of 39 | Posted by: Diane Gaddy

“Mrs. Tyner, please know that my prayers and expression of sympathy are extended to you, your husband and daughter. May God bless you with peace...Read More »
38 of 39 | Posted by: Jackie Franklin - Jackson, MS

“You do not know me but I heard about Perry's story and it touched my heart. Prayers for comfort and peace are going out to all of her family. From...Read More »
39 of 39 | Posted by: Angela Ross - Clinton, MS

Perry Tate

Perry Jane Tyner Tate went home to be with Our Lord on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. She was only 23 years old but had accomplished much more than many do in a lifetime and she was prepared to see her Jesus. Perry's life was a mission, a mission to help others and change lives. She faced many health challenges, but from an early age, she faced them head on! Diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at only 17 months of age and later with Fibromyalgia, nothing physical was ever easy for Perry but she faced every obstacle with a smile and fierce determination.

That drive to always do her best caused her to excel at almost everything she did. Her family always joked that if Perry couldn't do something well….she just didn't do it! In school she was an honor student, excelling in the classroom. She was an outstanding swimmer, earning a letter in swimming from Clinton High School. At church she was a leader, a soloist in the choir, a percussionist in the orchestra, an example for Christ in everything she did. At work, she worked hard! One of her favorite things was competing in Speech and Debate. Debating at Clinton High School as a Sophomore and Junior, and then as a Senior at St Andrews Episcopal School, Perry earned the highest distinction available thru the National Forensic League. She followed that up with a scholarship to the University of Alabama as a part of their National Champion Forensic team. As a freshman she earned an individual National Championship in Persuasive Speaking.

One of her greatest passions was working with children on mission trips and at school. That love became a vocation, working as a lifeguard and swim instructor at the Clinton YMCA, and after college returning as Childcare Director and Aquatics Director at that same Clinton YMCA where she continued to love "her" children. A graduate of the University of Alabama, she had a love of ALL things Alabama with a wardrobe of Crimson and Hound's-tooth that would rival anyone's.

Perry's husband, shared that love of children, music, and being together with his bride. Traveling, cooking, shopping…it didn't matter as long as they were together. Perry and her husband also loved their time teaching children's Sunday School and leading music during Children's Worship at Morrison Heights Baptist Church in Clinton.

Next to Jesus, Family was most important to her. Perry will be greatly missed by her loving husband of just over 3 years, Garon Tate of Clinton. Her parents, William and Joy Tyner and one sister, Molly Tyner, all of Clinton. Her Maternal Grandparents, Gene and Robbie Triggs of Clinton and Paternal Grandparents Dr. Fred and Jane Tyner of Starkville. Her In-Laws, Meredith and Sue Tate of Chattanooga, TN.

Uncles and Aunts; Austin and Dr. Betsy Triggs of Nashville, TN and Charlie and Angie Tyner of Collierville, TN. Cousins include; Elizabeth Triggs and Andrew Triggs of Nashville, TN , John Luke Tyner, Ryan Tyner, and Logan Tyner all of Collierville, TN. There are also numerous Great Uncles, Aunts, Nieces, Nephews and a host of friends.

Donations in Perry's honor can be made to two of her favorite organizations; The Childcare Program at the Clinton YMCA and the Children's Ministry at Morrison Heights Baptist Church.

As was her custom, she began and in this case ended many conversations with "ROLL TIDE"