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Lenora Lucille (Burnett) Perry

1922 - 2021



Lenora Lucille Burnett Perry died on March 25, 2021.  She was born on November 29, 1922 in Suwanee, Georgia.  

Lenora passed as she lived, on her own terms - at peace with God in her own home surrounded by those who loved her. She will be sorely missed for her joy, her love of life, her beauty, her strength and her style.

She loved travel, music, theatre, books, shopping and, most of all, her family. She was also everyone’s “Gonny,” as she was known to her family and many friends.

Lenora belonged to the Cornelia Garden Club, loved flowers and plants, especially lilies and daffodils and made beautiful arrangements of them. She was a member of the Tomochichi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR), the Three Arts Club, a lifelong Friend of the Cornelia Library, and avid bridge player who received her Life Master certificate.

She was the daughter of James Leonard Burnett and Lenora Roberts Burnett, both of Suwanee. Lenora is survived by her sons Michael Burnett Perry (his wife Celenda) and by David Leonard Perry (his wife Yadira) as well as 13 grandchildren: Henry “Hap”, Brian, Lenora, Kimberly Claire “KC” (her husband Kurt), David Jr., Jason, Georgia, Teal, Alexander, Katherine (her wife Suli), Ligia (her husband Gus), Zachary and Beatrice. She is also survived by her 12 great-grandchildren – Chase, Andres, Peighton, Karson, Kaylen, Henry, Santiago, Paxton, AJ, Micaela, Carver and Briana as well as her close niece Kim (her husband Ellis) and a multitude of extended family, friends, and other admirers.  She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Henry H Perry, her oldest son, Henry Alan Perry and her grandson John Meriwether Perry.

A date for a public memorial service will be determined and published later. In lieu of flowers, you are encouraged to contribute to the Circle of Hope in Habersham County (706-776-3406), the Cornelia Library (706-778-2635) or the Habersham County Animal Shelter (706-839-0195.)

An on-line guest registry is available for the Perry family at

Arrangements by Hillside Memorial Chapel & Gardens, Clarkesville, Georgia. 706-754-6256

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Mike Burnett

March 31, 2021 12:01 PM

David and Michael,
We were very saddened to hear of Aunt Nora passing. I have so many great memories of visiting her and your family in Georgia. She was such a gracious Southern Belle.
Mike and Yvonne Burnett

Claudene Henry

March 29, 2021 6:11 PM

We shared three Grandchildren that we loved so much. I have always told them. they lucked out in the Grandma's department. Gonny was a wonderful person and a great
Claudene Henry

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Jean Searing

March 29, 2021 10:05 AM

Lenora will be missed.  She was the sweetest lady at Lanierland Bridge Club.  She always had a great smile and cheerful to everyone.

Mark Singletary

March 28, 2021 10:42 PM

David and Michael,
Melani and I wish to send our deepest and sincerest sympathies to you both and your families for the loss of your beloved Mother, Aunt Nora.
Mark and Melani

Sherry Anton

March 28, 2021 3:40 PM

To Lenora's family: You are all in my thoughts and prayers.   Everyone loved Lenora and her smile radiated for miles.  She will be missed by many.  Cherish the memories.❤️
Sherry Anton

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