Megan Taylor Perry, age 32, of Boone, NC, passed away on September 28, 2022 as the result of a tragic accident in Asheville, NC. Her loss is grieved by her mother, Gerry Perry of Boone, NC; her father Mike Perry of Boone, NC; her older brother Todd Greene and his wife Melissa and their children (Adeleigh and Darce), her "brother" Lane Greene, her sister Keisha Perry, her youngest brother Andrew Perry, her Grandparents Irene Warren, Paul and Billie Perry, and her Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins, as well as many friends and loved ones. Megan was predeceased by her maternal grandparents, Jack and Edna Winkler.
Megan lived her life with passion. All who knew her, knew she never just dipped her toe into anything; she dove in, head first. Her loyalty to her family and friends was the stuff of legends. There wasn't a thing she wouldn't do for you if she loved you! Her sense of humor brought a ray of sunshine to so many. Megan was a compassionate and strong young woman who was willing to share and provide support, without judgment, for so many. She was an independent, brave, and beautiful force of nature.
Born on "May Day" in 1990, Megan was proud of her Boone and Watauga County heritage. She was always surrounded by friends, from her early years at Greenway Baptist Child Development Center, to Parkway School and throughout her time at Watauga High School. Megan attended Three Forks Baptist Church with her family for many years. She played soccer, cheered for the youth football team at Parkway, swam on the school's swimming team, and was devoted to diverse music, as well as dedicating her time and energies to promoting social justices. Times at Watauga Lake were some of her greatest memories; tubing, water- and jet-skiing, were a few of her favorite recreational activities. She and her friends spent hour's snow skiing and driving ATV's around her mountain home.
Megan had a special light from within; a beautiful light that shone brightly and withstood trials and tribulations, but still lit up the people around her with a special glow. Her compassion and ability to have such meaningful and unique relationships with each of her loved ones individually and as a group, was a true gift.
Megan studied at Appalachian State University and Caldwell Community College while working full time for several years. She made time to support her beloved nephew, Lane, by attending his sporting events whenever possible. She couldn't have been more proud of him.
Megan was a form of art, a craft of the native mountains she loved so deeply. A combination of determination, non-filtered expression, loyalty, and wonder. She craved closeness to those people and things she loved. Her final wishes were to gift herself to those who needed organs, so they too would be able to live and appreciate all that is good in this world.
Memorial services for Megan will be conducted Monday afternoon, October 3, 2022 at 3:30 at the Austin & Barnes Funeral Chapel. Officiating will be Rev. Ben Bolick. The family will receive friends Monday from 2:30 until 3:30, prior to services, at Austin & Barnes.
The family requests, in lieu of flowers, please consider becoming an organ donor or making a contribution to a charity for the protection of animals, such as the Watauga Humane Society.
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Austin & Barnes Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Perry family.