In Memory of
Gerald H. Perdue
September 18, 1951 - March 13, 2013
I Can Only Imagine
Psa 23:1 The LORD is my shepherd; I shal l not want.
Psa 23:2 He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters.
Psa 23:3 He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake.
Psa 23:4 Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for
thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.
Psa 23:5 Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over.
Psa 23:6 Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD for ever.
Gerald H. Perdue, born September 18, 1951 passed away on March 13, 2013. He will be greatly missed by his brothers, Fred Perdue and wife Patsy and Walter Perdue and wife Jeannie and several nieces, nephews and extended family.
When Gerald passed away his laughter went with him. But to us we will always remember the things we shared with him. Everyone loved him. There were very few that couldn't over look him and just see the joy he carried.
Gerald didn't pass alone, there were many of us there with him, no one by his bed side had a dry eye. Doctors and nurses were crying, they had gotten close to know him. It was awful to watch such a loving person pass away. We will always remember.
I hope in Heaven they have a big gum ball machine, because I know Gerald will need one. He sure knew how to chew that gum. Breakfast, Dinner and Supper. Gum Gum Gum
Gerald sure did love having his own little house. Well Steven was staying with him a few days. Walter notice that Steven wasn't around. Walter ask Gerald were was Steven at? Gerald said I run him off, this is my house and I can do it! Okkkkkkk
The grandchildren love him. Joey was at the Hosp. but left before Gerald passed away. His mama kept trying to explain it to him. All Joey could say was no mama he's at the Hosp. lets go get him. Over and over.
Gerald love to draw and he was good at it. Well this past year he had his on tree and gifts. He was such a kid. Christmas morning we went to his house to watch him open them and he was sitting there smiling he had open everything. Just grinning from ear to ear.
Gerald had a drinking problem with water. Well Jennifer had a heart to heart talk with him. So she thought it was taking care of. Well she saw him at the hose filling up a gallon jug. She walk out on the porch and look at Gerald and he look at her and they lock eyes and he just started pouring out the water, saying I am sorry, are you mad at me. She told him you done hurt my filling, you know you are not supposed to get into that water. You know your legs will swell. Then they would both turn around and go into there house.
We decided we would go to Texas . We started out and Gerald said stop. We did, he gets out of the car and runs up to Jennifer and said, don't worry I want divorce you I'll be right back. Jennifer crack up laughing,,, all she could do and say was ok Gerald ok.
Amanda's wedding, was a blast. He danced with the pretty girls. He was sitting at our table and I kept looking at his drink something didn't look right and all at once it hit me. He was smiling like he had the world by the tail. That man had a beer. Walter said Gerald, he said yes Brother Walter ,go poor that beer out you know you can't have that, well then can I have a coke. Yes Gerald.
Needless to say we all busted a button on this one.
Gerald stuck his hands in some hot wings, I want repeat what he said. We laugh until we cried.
Gerald never complain. He was something. He had to be watched here.
If we run pass a dead animal he wanted it. He believed that he could stuff it. He always wanted to work with animals.
The funniest thing about Gerald was to try and get him to take a bath. He believe that if he took a bath that a Raccoon was going to bite him. So I would get Jennifer to sweet talk him, or I would give him a pack of gum if he took a bath, hey it work. Or we would take him with us. Try anything to get him to take a bath.
Psa 1:1 Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the
way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.
Psa 1:2 But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.
Psa 1:3 And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth his fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.
Psa 1:4 The ungodly are not so: but are like the chaff which the wind driveth away.
Psa 1:5 Therefore the ungodly shall not stand in the judgment, nor sinners in the congregation of the righteous.
Psa 1:6 For the LORD knoweth the way of the righteous: but the way of the ungodly shall perish.
Gerald loved reading his Bible.
1Jo 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.
Sweet Beulah Land
Mom, Walter, Gerald and Rodney