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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 love her!




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