Funeral services will be Friday for Lincoln resident Michael Jerome Perry.
The 54-year-old died March 20 at the Nebraska Medical Center. He was diagnosed with liver cancer in 2011, had a liver transplant last year and died from complications of the transplant, said his wife, former Omahan Precious Lomack-Perry.
“My husband was really a kind, loving person,” Lomack-Perry said. He often helped senior citizens by making minor repairs, moving furniture, unloading groceries, running errands or cooking them a special dish or dessert, she said.
Perry loved to cook, particularly barbecued ribs and sweet potato pie. At Thanksgiving, he baked 40 pies and delivered them to widows and senior citizens.
Perry grew up in Hammond, Ind. After serving in the Army, he worked at U.S. Steel South Works in Chicago before moving to Lincoln. He worked 32 years in various jobs for Lancaster County while also working 15 years as a custodian for the Lincoln Public Schools.
Besides his wife of 17 years, survivors include son Michael Perry of Lincoln; daughter Shelby Perry of Boulder, Colo.; a grandson; mother Carolyn Peterson-Floyd of Merrillville, Ind.; three brothers; and a sister.
His funeral will begin at 1 p.m. Friday at Christ Temple Mission Church in Lincoln.
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