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Yvette Berton-Perdue


Mrs. Yvette Aimee’ Andree’ Suzanne Berton Perdue, 97, passed away on October 2, 2021, at the Rehab Center and Memory Care at Bristol, Virginia.

Yvette Perdue was born in Poitiers, France, May 1924, to Raymond Berton and Simone Marguerite Dubreuil. Mrs. Perdue worked as a dental hygienist then became involved with the French Resistance during WWII. She endured hardships, was captured and then escaped from the Nazis while working for the French Resistance. After finding safety in the United States, it was in Georgia where she met her husband, Mr. Charles Seay Perdue. They relocated to Bristol, Tennessee and settled for the remainder of their lives. They were married 57 years at the time of Charles Perdue’s death.

Mrs. Perdue took her Oath of Allegiance to the United States and earned her Certificate of Naturalization in September, 1955. Being a talented gymnast as a young girl, Mrs. Perdue enjoyed her work for the YWCA as a fitness instructor before becoming a full-time homemaker. She loved gardening, French cooking and had a special fondness for felines.

Besides her parents, Mrs. Perdue was preceded in death by her husband Charles, and her son-in-law Jeffrey L. Shupe, and is survived by her daughters, Diane Perdue-Shupe and Tanya P. Robinson, her son-in-law Mike Cascella and her granddaughter, Lori Carrier.

The family is very grateful to the First Baptist Church of Bristol, Virginia for their years of support, love and well-being for Mrs. Perdue, to the Rehab Center and Memory Care of Bristol for their exceptional care plus Caris Healthcare Hospice for their end-of-life kindness and care of Mrs. Perdue.

At her request there will not be a memorial service.

Memorial donations may be directed to Joann Feazell music fund at First Baptist Church, 125 Sedgefield Street, Bristol, VA 24201 or Holly Helps Spay Neuter Fund, PO Box 1264 Bristol, VA 24203

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Nell Fuller Viola
Dear Tanya and Diane, your family will always hold a huge part of my childhood memories. I remember playing in the backyard, and Tanya you taught me how to dance! Your mom would cut us short cause you had to practice piano. I remember she would keep cold water in the fridge, and feed green beans to Willie and Midnight. Sending much love to you both!
Heyward and Mary Jane Stuckey
Diane, we are thinking of you and your sister at this difficult time. Your mother lived a long, very, very interesting life
Mary Jane Stuckey
Diane, we are thinking of you and your sister at this very difficult time in your lives. Your mother lived a very long, interesting, and exciting, life especially during World War ll .
I was just thinking about your mother the other day. She used to call the library on a regular basis and I loved to listen to her talk. We shared a love of cats. She was a lovely and amazing person.
Kim Esser Shipley
Tanya and Dianne, I have fond memories of going over to your mother's house. Beautiful yard and the Siamese cats. Also, your mother was beautiful and your father was very handsome. Love to you both. Kim