Lavonne "Tootie" Perrin, 84, of Grenada Miss., died May 23, 2012 at her residence. Visitation was held Thursday, May 24, 2012 from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. at Garner-Harper Funeral with Rosary that follow at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass was held at 2 p.m. at St. Peters Catholic Church. Interment followed at Woodlawn Cemetery in Grenada, Miss.
Memorials can be made to St. Peters Catholic Church, 320 College Blvd., Grenada, MS. Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (662) 226-4711.
She was born Jan. 22, 1928 in Galva, to Einar and Hester Johnson. She married her husband of 57 years, Delbert "Junebug" Perrin, on Sept. 11, 1953. They moved throughout the Midwest and settled in Vicksburg , Miss. Ten years ago, they relocated to Grenada. She was a member of St. Peters Catholic Church in Grenada. She was a devoted wife, loving mother, kind grandma, and a special great-grandmother, who supported the children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren by attending their activities and encouraging them to set high goals. She was positive and eager to help anyone, a loving woman, and an avid sports fan.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Delbert "Junebug" Perrin; a daughter, Joey Daigre; her parents Hester and Einar Johnson; and a nephew Franny Reimers.
She is survived by her children Boyd "Bump" Perrin (Lanette) of LaPlace, La., Pauly Oakes (Bo) of Grenada, Miss. Peggy Elkins of Fort Collins, Colo. Jeannie Logan (Ben) of Grenada, Miss. Bubba Daigre (Jan) of Vicksburg, Miss. and Frank Francis (Connie) of Fort Dodge. The grandchildren - Megan Perrin Clement (Jay), Tony Ojeda (Andrea), Christopher Cotogno (Angel), Rene' Oakes Garner (Clay), Mary Ann Oakes Jackson (Kevin), Becky Oakes Surrell (Cole), Heather Oakes, Jeannie Elkins, Mallory Elkins, Dana Daigre Hamilton (Clint), Heath Daigre, Claiborne Bryant, Meg Logan, Beth Logan, Kate Logan, Tracey Reitmeier, Becky Reitmeier. The great-grandchildren; Perrin Jackson, Mary Pinson Jackson, Seth Jackson, Jacob Garner, Sydney Garner, Mary Ashton Surrell, Perrin Michael Clement, Abram Ojeda, Cecile Ojeda, Finley Ojeda, Cameron Cotogno, Oliva Cotogno, and Connor Cotogno.
Garner-Harper Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements (662) 226-4711.