Nila E. Perry

March 13, 1938 – March 13, 2021

Nila E. Perry, 83, of Bedford, IN, received her Heavenly call on her birthday, March 13, 2021.

Born in 1938 in Knightstown, IN, she was the daughter of Albert Monroe Maynard and Susan (Napier) Maynard Pierce. Nila married Chester Lee Troxell on November 25, 1954. Two infants preceded them in death, Chester Lee Troxell II and Jess Monroe Troxell. Chester proceeded her in death on July 18, 1991. She married Bishop Elliott Perry on September 19, 2000, and he preceded her in death on December 20, 2020.

She was a minister’s wife, a homemaker, and volunteered many hours playing and singing music at Stonebridge Health Campus. She loved to sew, play games, practice her organ skills and sing to the glory of the Lord. She was a member of Guide Pointe Church in Bedford, IN.

Left to mourn her passing are her sons Jeff (Wilma) Troxell, Robert (Rebecca) Troxell, Pastor Bruce (Joanna) Perry and Pastor Chris (Julie) Perry; grandchildren Heather Couch, Justin Troxell, Rachel Troxell, Nathan Goodrich, Kendra Waterman, E.J. Waterman, Terrence Troxell, Jonathan Troxell, Alexus Perry, Christopher Perry II, Kristin Perry, Zara Perry, and Augustus Perry; 18 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews, and a sister, Yvonne Owens.

Funeral services will be at Guide Pointe Church on Thursday, March 18 at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will be at the church from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Thursday. Burial will be at South Mound Cemetery in New Castle, IN, on Friday, March 19 at 2:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be made in Nila’s memory to the JC’s Christian Academy Playground Fund.

Local arrangements have been entrusted to Ferguson-Lee Chapel of Thorne-George Family Funeral Homes in Bedford.

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