Lucyetta Perry and Family Celebrate Her Centennial
Lucyetta Perry was born October 9, 1920 in Marion Junction,
Alabama, the ninth of 11 children. She is affectionately
known by her loving and adoring family as “MiMi.”
MiMi was united in holy matrimony to Rev. Clarence Price,
Sr., on December 22, 1941. In search of better
opportunities, Mr. Price moved north to Toledo, Ohio,
leaving behind his wife and one child. Soon after finding
work, Mr. Price moved his family to Toledo, purchasing a
home on Valentine’s Day 1944 at 664 Woodland Avenue, where
they would raise five children.
MiMi continues to reside in the same residence, which is the
hub of the family, and where everyone on the block loves and
looks out for her well-being! The Prices enjoyed 28 years of
marital bliss before Clarence Sr., passed away June 23,
1969. MiMi never remarried.
MiMi worked a variety of jobs over the course of her younger
years before going to cosmetology school. In 1957 she
became a licensed cosmetologist, and owned her own beauty
salon. Eventually her children would build her a salon in
the backyard of her home. Although she no longer services
clients, her license has remained active for 63 years and
counting, as well as her driver’s license, though she
thankfully stopped driving decades ago!
MiMi is a longtime member of the St. Paul Missionary Baptist
Church, proudly serving on the Nurses’ Guild and working in
the church kitchen. MiMi loves the Lord! Although she can
no longer attend regular church services, she remains
devoted to her faith and her family.
In her younger years, MiMi loved to travel annually with a
small group of friends, and had the opportunity to visit
numerous cities, including Hawaii. Mimi was and is a true
“diva” whose Southern charm makes her even more lovable! She
has always had a love of fashion; wearing beautiful hats,
dresses and shoes, and “Dressing to the Nines” at every
opportunity. Additionally, to say that MiMi was an
excellent cook would understate her abilities. She loved a
clean house, could cook anything, and loved to feed
everyone. Her Southern hospitality was always on display,
insisting that her guests eat off fine china and freshly
pressed tablecloths. Her pound cakes are legendary, and she
was still baking and even selling cakes well into her 90s!
Mimi would say that she’s especially proud of raising her
five children, and never uttering a curse word. Rather than
curse she would simply say “whoopsie”!
We pray that God continues to bless MiMi with more
birthdays, as she is truly a blessing to all who know and