Fannie Lee Owens Perdue was born in Manchester, Georgia on October 29, 1935 to the late Julius C. and Fannie E. Owens. The family of Fannie Owens moved to Akron, Ohio in 1950 were Fannie was enrolled in South High School graduating in 1954. The family joined Mt. Olive Baptist Church under the Late Rev. Monroe were Fannie taught Sunday school as we all know she taught the kids ages 2-4 and 5-6. We all know Fannie was about the kids and in her Fannie voice (the kids were nice). She joined the senior usher board in 1969 and was a member of the ICUA.
Fannie’s career also included a variety of things she retired from the Valley View Nursing Home as a Health Care Provider and she also worked at the Akron Means Service and the Mental Health Adult Home. She married the love of her life Johnnie Perdue on July 23, 1983.
Fannie says her life reflections were serving God, her family and the community. In her community work she was a member of Women’s Network, Good Neighbors, Keep Akron Beautiful, Cancer Society, Health Association and the Federated Democratic Women were she was the Chaplin, she was also Assistant Chaplin for the ICUA, Chairman of Akron Public Relations. She worked with Gospel meet Symphony, Good News Club at Schumacher School, she also attended workshops given by the Akron Police Department, member of the Greater West Side Block Club. As we see Fannie loved her community.
Fannie Perdue was preceded in death by husband, Johnnie Perdue; parents, Julius C. and Fannie E. Owens; brother, Julius W. Owens; sister, Carrie C. Hunt; stepson, Tony Perdue; aunt, Willlie Gene Terry of New York; aunt, Gloria Epps.
She leaves to cherish her memory son, Rick Owens; daughter in law, Valarie Owens; grandson, Franklyn (Ebonnie) Owens; brother, Roy (Denise) Owens of Solon; sister, Louise Foster of Cleveland; uncle, Eddie Epps; great granddaughters, Neveah, Zyanna, Zhaira and Nisiah Owens and a number of family, friends, nieces and nephews.