Ova Mackie Perry, 97, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Sunday, March 3, 2013. She is survived by her daughter Diane (Wayne) Petty, Chattanooga; daughters-in-law, Barbara Perry, and Shirley Perry; sister, Willie (Kyle) Poe; brother, Alvin (Reba) Mackie; grandsons, Ron (Lois) Perry, Jim (Sonya) Perry, Robert (Tracy) Petty, and Matt (Kathy) Petty; granddaughters, Debbie (Jack) Melton, Vickie (Tim) Allen, Cindy (Mark) Klassen: sixteen great grandchildren; eight great-great grandchildren; one great-great-great grandchild; her best friend, Evelyn Shull, and numerous nieces and nephews . Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. today in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Bill Mason officiating. Burial will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens East. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Signal Centers Adult Day Program, 109 N. Germantown Road, Chattanooga, TN 37411 (www.signalcenters.org).The family would like to thank her long time primary care physician, Dr. Richard F. Sowell for his excellent care; the staff and clients of Signal Centers Adult Day Program for their love and fellowship; Dr. Philip Newton and the staff and friends at NHC Fort Oglethorpe healthcare community for the excellent care provided during the past several months.Visit www.heritagefh.com to share words of comfort to the family.Heritage Funeral Home, 7454 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN 37421.