Willie Maxine Campbell Perry
Willie Maxine Campbell Perry, 64, entered into eternal life Tuesday, Dec. 8, 2009. She was a native of Amite, longtime resident of New Orleans and resident of Greensburg since 2005. She was the wife of Emmitt Perry Sr. for 46 years and the devoted mother of four children, Yulanda Wilkins and husband Antonio, Melva Porter and husband Gary, Emmitt "Tyler" Perry Jr. and Emmbre Ryanell Perry, stepmother to Karen Topps and Clifton Knox, grandmother to Gary Wayne Porter Jr., Gavin Ryanell Porter, Sierra Carter, Brionne Carter, Antonio Jordan Tyler Wilkins, DeVante Banks, Emmbre Ryanell Perry Jr. and Emmbrion Ryna Perry, and godmother to Brant Muse. She leaves in her passing five sisters, Odessa Pope, of Baker, Pansy Campbell, of Dover, Tenn., Jerry Dean Banks, of Greensburg, Diane Bonner, of Clarksville, Tenn., and Laura Mae Blocker, of Houston; a brother, Larry Campbell Sr.; and four sisters-in-law, Sadie Muse, Victoria Dorsey, Ollie Smith and Rose Pearl Tillery. Family and friends are invited to attend the funeral services at Turner Chapel A.M.E Church of Greensburg on Saturday, Dec. 12, at noon. Interment in the church cemetery.
Published by The Advocate on Dec. 11, 2009.
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Praying for you Tyler Perry!

J Whitehead
May 19, 2021
Oluremi Agbaje
May 7, 2021
Rest in Paradise with God
Rankins in Baton Rouge and Greensburg, Louisiana
April 12, 2021
Mr.Perry I'm so sorry for your lost.I didnt know about your Mother I'm sorry. I just lost My Mother March 2020.I miss her dearly dearly. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Pray for My Dad (91),my family and I. I am definitely praying for You/Your family. Take care.

K. Powell

Kasandra Powell
August 1, 2020
Trust and believe I know what it feels like it is so hard to overcome. But no this she is always watching. She is not dead it is the flesh that is dead She is resting in Jesus Arms. I just found this have I know of this site I would have
posted long before now. But you know what they say with all due respect better late than never. Rest easy my love your home free now.
Sharon Young
June 2, 2020
I feel your lost I've been there May God bless you and keep you Carla Guise
January 14, 2020
Belated sympathy to you and your family. I know your Mom has been gone for years, but I just found out after deciding to check out tylerperry.com. Loosing a mom is very hard. My mom was called home on December 23, 2008, exactly 4 months before her birthday. That pain never goes away. You learn by the grace and mercy of GOD to try to accept it and go on. I'm a big fan of yours and I'm thankful that you mom birth you into this world to give so much laughter, help and kindness to so many people. May GOD continue be with you, bless you and keep you and your family in his loving arms.
Julia Noble
January 12, 2020
Mattie Owens
September 29, 2019
Rest in Holy Peace
Deidra Lebron
September 27, 2019
My deepest sympathy to the Perry Family. May God's love bring you comfort and peace during this difficult time.
Leila Banks
September 14, 2019
Thank you Mrs. Perry for giving birth to such a beautiful dreamer, your son Tyler Perry. He has given and continues to give so much to so many. And not only monetary Blessings of money, houses, cars, etc., but also so many laughs to billions of people. He's so very proud to be your son and call you his mother; and I know you were proud to call him your son. Thank you for giving such a wonderful gift to the world, a gift that continues to give over and over and over, in the person of your son Tyler Perry. Rest in peace Willie Maxine Perry. Although you are already in heaven, you still can't crown JESUS until we all get there. So in the meantime, whatever you are doing from Glory to keep Tyler inspired please keep on doing. You have given the world so much in your son Tyler Perry.
September 13, 2019
Rest in peace
Shavonne Barnes
February 24, 2019
Its never easy to say goodbye to a loved one that gave you so much and taught so much without asking for monetary gain! That's Momma for you!
Barbara Lewis
February 15, 2019
Sorry for your lost it's been9years since u lost her again sorry tha lost of your mother #1fan of have and have nots
Shantanette Washington
December 2, 2018
With thanks for your mother we have a person like you Tyler. You make us laugh when thing are sad. I just want to express from my family to your my condolences. God bless.
Chris Ivey
December 23, 2017
I am sorry for your lost of your mother. You are an inspiration in my life because I am raising my granddaughter. I watched your plays and movies often. I know you are a child of God. He is doing great things in your life. Please continue to give yourself to God and inspiring others.
October 20, 2017
RIP Mrs.Perry Madea's a winner
Lois Weiss
October 14, 2017
May The Lord continue to BLESS your hearts with Peace and Comfort! Remembering Mother, Perry!
Renita Edmonds
September 6, 2017
My deepest condolences to you and your family Tyler Perry
Your mother is responsible for the amazing actor, producer, father, friend that you are today
You are one of my favorite actors of all time
You're an inspiration to me Mr Perry
I would love to meet you or keep in contact with you.... Email address: [email protected]
Rest In Heavenly Peace Mrs Perry
Shelmaria Coleman
August 19, 2017
nigil buckhalter
August 7, 2017
I know this is late in coming but sorry to hear about your mother I'm just looking for my half brothers. I am not looking for anything else. [email protected]
James A Perry
March 15, 2017
I thought of you today. It's "Love Day" I remember how much you liked this day. Wondering how you are and the amazing things your doing. I'm going home next week for Mardi Gras and I'll get some beads for you. Miss our conversations and hold them dear to my heart. Keep watching over us as we continue our life's journey but hold my place right next to you, we have so much to talk about. Love & light to you always❤
February 14, 2017
Sorry to hear about your mother. You have my deep sympathy may the God of all comfort help you and family to cope with this difficult time.
February 13, 2017
Valenda Newell
September 11, 2016
Hi Tyler, sorry to hear about your mom. I will keep you in my prayers.We share cousins in Pickens, MS.Last name is Lloyd. Email me [email protected]
cynthia smith
March 17, 2016
cynthia smith
March 17, 2016
There are some things in life that no matter how often it happens or how often we hear about it, it causes us pain and sorrow. Losing a love one is one of them. May the God of all comfort sustain you during this difficult time. Also, may Isaiah 55:8 bring the family some comfort and hope.
February 5, 2016
Rest in heaven
Mary Moore
January 21, 2016
January 10, 2016
God lead her home where Jesus embraced her with open , loving arms, her Christmas, this year , is indeed very Blessed, take care!
Tania MacDonald
December 22, 2015
Thinking of you and your family Tyler over this holiday season. We always remember and the grief gets lighter to carry. Approaching your son's first birthday, what a time to celebrate. Happy Birthday Aman♡
November 25, 2015
Revelasion la mejor de las promesas para todos
November 24, 2015
Rest in the arm of Jesus
Mary Moore
October 21, 2015
Teachers are awesome! Jesus was also a wonderful teacher. Jesus cared deeply about others and wanted the best for them. One thing Jesus though us was that there is a hope if everlasting life where we can see our loved ones once again. In John 17:3 it is stated, 'to have everlasting life you must learn to know God and the one that He has sent Jesus Christ'. If we follow these counsels, we too can enjoy everlasting life and gain the opportunity to see loved ones once again.
Johanne M
October 2, 2015
Alma Jones
September 21, 2015
My prayer is that God continue to strengthen you and your family. I know God have shown Himself strong in your life everyday.
Jennie McNealty
September 7, 2015
Hi Perry
I'm Pastor Shorts was close friends with you at your days at Greater in New Orleans. Just wanted to say man , the loss of a loved one gets manageable with Time. I send the comfort of Gods love to you and your Family.
Kevin Shorts
August 28, 2015
may she rest in peace.. may god continue to bless all of the family
August 9, 2015
This December will be 6 years since the Lord called you home. You're missed so much in every passing day. I think of you today like all the past days knowing you are safe, comfortable and keeping a watchful eye on us all whose lives you've touched. Congratulations on your grandson Aman, you would be proud. Always forever in my thoughts. Rest is paradise Miss Willie.
May 29, 2015
To the Perry family, How difficult it is to lose someone who is so dearly loved and needed. She dedicated herself to family, and so many others. May you draw comfort and strength each day through prayer and God's promises. (Jeremiah 29 : 11-13)
May 28, 2015
Sorry for your loss hope she was alive to see your greatest work your son but if not in flesh she will always be here in for you and your son in spirit...stay good hearted and open minded. Paula on Beecher Rd
Paula Jackson
May 18, 2015
Sending heartfelt condolences to Tyler & his family.
D. White
May 15, 2015
Mr. Perry, I'm REALLY late. Sorry for the loss of your Mama. I lost mine March 9,1996. It never goes away,but it does get easier. Just know she's resting and waiting to see you and your siblings and y'all will, "Walk around heaven all day."...Oh, You and I will meet one day(hopefully soon),and you'll write 2 of your best movies,one about Emma and Willie.
Wilma Morton
April 28, 2015
I know I'm late mr perry but I am so sorry for your loss . I admire your strength I lost my grandparents and still grieves for them. May God continue to hold you close
loris Collins
April 5, 2015
I know I'm super late Tyler Perry I love all your movies and plays I know how it feels to loose family I lost a lot of family my mom dad grandma great grandma niece great uncle
Kiesha Walker
March 17, 2015
Dear Tyler, I am reading that your mother passed on because I was googling you again to see what was new in that creative mind of yours. I am extremely sorry you lost her she was still young. You/Madea bring so much joy to my life. Please come back to Philadelphia we miss you. May God continue to bless your lifework. Love and peace, Pat B
Patricia Brame
March 16, 2015
Luv you tyler but God luvs you more
evangeline lakes
February 15, 2015
Mrs. Perrty - I never met you and I don't think I'll meet Tyler Perry but it is an honor for all the good things you have taught him. He's done a lot of good things especially the meaning in the movies he's done. You must of had a rough life but I know you were a strong woman that never gave up in your kids. I have to say that you are an angel and you can finally rest in peace but you'll be looking over your son shoulder in everything good he'll be doing in life.
Karen S
January 10, 2015
May God continue to keep and u lift in good spirit. I know what its like to lose a parent. God bles Mr. Perry and his family
Mikita Ckyyou
November 15, 2014
my good keep u and help i well pray for u all ever day tyler love christopher tyler for la porte 2818670729
christopher tyler
November 5, 2014
my god keep u and i well pray for ever day if u can call me at 2818670729 it well be good love tyler perry family i am 13 call me chris
christopher tyler
November 5, 2014
May God bless you and your family. I know she will be missed a lot.
jessie smith
September 28, 2014
Andria Petty
September 23, 2014
Rest in peace.love tamika rowe.
August 30, 2014
Sleep and rest awhile for the day to raise up to meet our King.
Hyacinth Sterling
August 28, 2014
God bring angels back home who has learned the meaning of love and sacrifice. An angel learns to always put others before thy self. They always protect the ones they love no matter what they have to do or say to let no harm come to the one's they love. We mothers do our best, because the best is all we can do when it comes to loving our children.
Katrina Baker
August 9, 2014
I pray that you and your family find great peace.god need an angel so she went to fill the spot.
Tanisha noble
July 31, 2014
May God bless you and an keep up in a good place in your life!
Ernestine Wilson
July 22, 2014
your mother and the lord is holding your hand every step you make.we love you, tyler
joyce and keith wheat/caston/lafonta
July 15, 2014
jean calloway
July 4, 2014
Tyler Perry - "May God continue to hold you close and in his bosom from the rocking chair of his love."
~Rest peacefully Mother Maxine~
Jacqueline Ray
July 4, 2014

Please know that earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal. U are in deed a True man of God and U know that He makes no mistakes. Just continue to weep in the night but know that joy cometh in the morning. I Pray that God continue to strengthen u where u are weak and build u up where u are torn down. Remember that song: memories- memories- sweet sweet memories!!! Be Bless
Ruby Lewis
June 30, 2014
Mr Tyler,

I lost my father the same year you lost your mother. It had been and will continue to be a struggle without them. I was a daddy's girl as you were a mama's boy. Something we are proud of. You and I will always remember their sent, favorite songs, Scriptures, foods but most of all their voice. I'm reaching my 13 birthday and like birthdays past the one and only thing I want that money can't buy is a chance to say daddy once again. As I continue to pray as I always will, I pray that for you and I we find peace and strength in the memories of your mother and my father. Always forward and keep making them proud of us. Dreams do believe.......
Fatherless Daughter
June 17, 2014
God be with your family
Chantay Simmons
May 28, 2014
Chandra Session
May 26, 2014
We love u , u are in my heart
Zaharias Davis
April 30, 2014
April 27, 2014
I am sooo sorry about the following news. I think this goes without saying but know God is always with you and know your mom is in good hands.
Michael Coleman
April 27, 2014
I'm just reading this & send a much belated sympathy & prayers for the family & friends of Mrs. Perry.
Tina Ferguson
March 28, 2014
Im seriously late on this mr. perry but i saw this and had to do this in honor of your mom.
Again im sorry for your loss. I know you two were close.
celena butler
March 24, 2014
I am so sorry for you lost of your mother. I am a fan of you Tyler but I am praying for you even though It happened in 1981,i am only 10 years old
-Kayden Simpson
Kayden Simpson
February 24, 2014
Hello Tyler, may God continue to bless you and all your projects. I can't say if we have many things in common; however my mother Shirley A.Harris passed away on the exact same day 12/8/09. Life is just not the same. God bless you with comfort and peace.
Aundre Harris
January 16, 2014
For God is not unrighteous so as to forget your work and the love you showed for his name by ministering and continuing to minister to the holy ones (Hebrews 6:10). Willie will never be forgotten for all the work she did for her community and especially those encouraged and inspired in her care. May God continue to strengthen your family in these “times hard to deal with” (2Tim 3:1), especially without a beloved one such as Willie Maxine Perry.
December 18, 2013
May God continue to Bless the Perry family. My mother was a Perry from Wilmer LA; we lost her in 1981. Our Mothers will always be in our hearts and memories - and NEVER forgotten. So very sorry for your lost.
Carlyn Johns-Barnes
November 17, 2013
Tyler Perry,

May God comfort and keep you at this, the time of greatest sorrow. As, the many fans and others throughout the nation, keep you in their prayers, I, as a retired educator and one who some eighteen years ago experienced the loss of my mother-share words of comfort.
"Gone is the loved one, who gave you life; but forever will be the memories to cherish."

God's blessings and comfort be upon you and your family.

Pat M. Jackson (Memphis,TN)
Patricia Jackson
October 14, 2013
God is truly blessing your son. Continue to rest mother and I promise to watch God answer your prayers through his life. He's doing an amazing job..
D Fox
September 3, 2013
Gone from this earth but not forgotten in the hearts of those who truly loved Ms.Perry, Jesus words at John 17: 3 will comfort all.
B. Davis
August 19, 2013
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
mosell love
August 15, 2013
I am a teacher also and I admire your mom for all the help she has shown other children. May God keep her close to his heart and watch over you throughout your life. God Bless you always. Look to the lord in your time of need.
Cheryl Boone
August 12, 2013
Tyler, a message came across to me as I read your heart felt words to your mom that you miss her still to this day. I do know in spirit and truth that she too has a message for you. A memorial frame is being made to you from her and lords willing, will be sent to you. I do pray that that she shows you the genuine cause of this message. With love to you and your family.
Jerrica Davis
August 9, 2013
tyler, i am sorry to hear of your mother passing
it is hard when u lose a Mother. My Mother died
in 1997. And I still Miss her think of her often. I don't care how old u are are how young u are u will always Miss your Mother. My prayers are with u Mr. Perry. God Bless u.
toni gayle jones/livers
August 7, 2013
I do not know the pain of losing a mother, yet I can imagine the emptiness that comes with just knowing that she is not there for you to call, I just wanted to stop by and say that I know she is very proud of the person you have become. Stay strong and God bless!
Tam Duplechan
June 12, 2013
May the Lord forever smile upon you and your family.
Libby Hudson
May 18, 2013
Love u Tyler Perry I am so proud of U I know your mother is smiling down on u
Gloria Morris
April 29, 2013
Love u Tyler Perry I am so proud of U I know your mother is smiling down on u
Gloria Morris
April 29, 2013
May your mother rest in peace.
Mattie Alexander
March 12, 2013
Tomika Gore
February 10, 2013
Sorry, just read n crying that my dad birthday, he is deceased, always n my prayers on this day,,, I love you Tyler Perry..
crystal bryant
January 16, 2013
Gone 2 soon. I hope your mother and mines are embracing each other not mention Listening to MJ vocalizing in heaven.
Love The Burch-Jordan
Jacqueline Jordan
January 12, 2013
Our prayers are with the family during this time. We pray you all have a Merry Christmas! Love The Stewart Family
December 24, 2012
Mr. T.P. your mom may have left for what seems too soon. Just remember that love never dies and everytime she dances across one's mind she lives on.
Wishing peace, love, and comfort to all of her loved ones.
Shannon Carpenter-Lino
November 21, 2012
Tyler and family, It was somewhat of a shock to read of your mother's passing at such a young age. I am sure she will be greatly missed by all. Reading what you said about her and Madea it reminds me of my mother so much. God bless.
Ron, Lakeland , Fl.
November 16, 2012
im so sorry for you lost of your mother
mark costa
October 21, 2012
To The Perry Family,
Sorry To Hear of your Beloved Mother's Passing.

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Robertson Family
August 30, 2012
william j. bailey Sorry about your lost. You are right Jesus Wept.
August 24, 2012
There will be many tears shed but not invain, even Jesus wept and showed his emotions. With sincere condolences to the family during your time of grief...Psalms 46:1 "God is for us a refuge and strength, A help that is readily to be found during difficult times". May God (John 17:3) provide you with peace and comfort to endure the days ahead.
August 21, 2012
Your mother's photo reflects her inner beauty. The love bond between a mother and her child is forever. Feel her spirit and watch for the signs. God's peace and blessings;1 minute, 1 hour, 1 day at a time. Love & ongoing prayers ...
Verna Clay
August 15, 2012
jeannie rae warner
August 15, 2012
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