Clara Sue Perry

Clara Sue Perry, 55, of Virginia Beach, died Dec. 25, 2011.

She was born in Aug. 22, 1956, in Norfolk to Phyllis Rickabaugh.

A longtime resident of Warrenton before returning to her hometown in the Virginia Beach area several years ago, she was a member of Eastminster Presbyterian Church and Relay For Life.

Survivors include her children, Leroy Perry IV, Michelle Pais and husband Matt, and Brandon Perry; the father of her children, Leroy Perry III; her mother, Phyllis Rickabaugh; brother Frank Gillespie; sisters, Linda Bowers and Patsy Parker; two grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She is preceded in death by her sister, Terri Dozier and her father, Donald Rickabaugh.

The family will receive friends from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, at Graham Funeral Home in Chesapeake.

Pastor David Zavadil will conduct the funeral at 11 a.m. Friday, Dec. 30, at Eastminster Presbyterian Church in Virginia Beach. Burial will take place at Rosewood Memorial Park in Virginia Beach.

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