Lolita Monshae Perryman

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OFFICER LOLITA “LO” MONSHAE PERRYMAN, age 55, passed away on Saturday, July 3, 2021. Lolita was born Friday, May 20, 1966, in Columbus, Ohio. She was the youngest of ten children born to Rev. Lindbergh H. Perryman, Sr. and Claudia J. Perryman. As a young child, she was a member of Shiloh Baptist Church, under Dr. James W. Parrish. In 1975, her father was called to pastor Union Baptist Church, in Urbancrest, Ohio. Lolita united with Union and served there for twenty-five years. In 2000, Lolita returned to Shiloh Baptist Church under Dr. Otha Gilyard.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Claudia J. Perryman; brother, Mark A. Perryman; brothers-in-law, Herbert H. Lindsey, Gary M. Penn, Kevin A. Randall; and great niece, Zaharah Lindsey.
Lolita is survived by her father, Rev. Lindbergh H. Perryman, Sr.; sisters, Arlinda E. Perryman, Mary L. Powers, Frances C. Penn, Pamela G. Lindsey, Donna G. (Casper) Roachford, and M. Lisa Randall; brothers, Lindbergh H. (Barbara) Perryman II and Rev. Leonard D. (Gwann) Perryman; sisterin-law, Anna M. Perryman; thirty-one nieces and nephews; forty-six great nieces and great nephews; one great-great nephew; and a host of extended family, godchildren, and cherished friends.

Lolita shared a very special relationship with her parents. She was very protective of her mother and father. She made sure that they traveled annually and yes, they were required to experience all that each destination had to offer! When her mother’s health began to decline, Lolita immediately moved into her parents’ home to ensure that they had 24-hour care.
As the baby of the family, she was doted on by her older siblings. As the two youngest siblings, Mark and Lolita shared a very special bond with one another. They were known as “Peanut Butter and Jelly.” They are together once again. All the spoiling that Lolita’s siblings showered on her, in turn, she showered on all her nieces and nephews. The sleepovers at Aunt Lo’s were epic! There were pool parties, lip sync shows, races, cooking classes, overnight trips to water parks, trips to the Caribbean, and endless laughter.

Though she had no children of her own, Lolita cultivated meaningful relationships with her nieces and nephews, her D.A.R.E. students, and anyone she saw in need. Her kind heart led her to quietly give service by providing food, clothing, housing, and mentorship to many. Most recently, Lolita saw a need while working special duty at Faith Mission. She wanted to ensure that EACH resident could have a filling home cooked meal. So, she mobilized her siblings, nieces, and nephews to assist her in giving service.

On December 13, 1987, Lolita entered the Columbus Police Training Academy. Though small in stature, she backed down from ZERO challenges! She quickly showed her classmates that she was strong, capable, and that she had their backs. Lolita started working on patrol in October 1988, with a brief stint in SCAT (Street Crime Attack Team). In October of 1995, Lolita began working with the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) program. Lolita blossomed as a leader, an educator, and a mentor to countless young people in Columbus City Schools. She taught them to be confident, strong in their convictions, and to stay drug free. Many of her students remember her kindness fondly and have remarked at her pivotal presence in their lives. In March of 2004, Lolita joined the Missing and Exploited Children’s Unit, where she remained until December 2015. Over the next few years, she had various assignments, her final post – Fleet Services as administrative support. Moments before Lo passed, she again was giving love and light to her sisters, Pam and Frances, in the form of sprinkles of pixie dust. HER FINAL GIFT – PIXIE DUST TO ALL OF YOU!

Visitation 8:00 AM and Funeral Service 9:00 AM Saturday, July 10, 2021 at First Church of God 3480 Refugee Rd, Columbus, OH 43232. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE EAST, 5456 E. Livingston Ave.


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Condolence Messages

  1. My condolences to the family of Lolita she’s a beautiful angel who will never be forgotten ❤❤

  2. Pastor Joseph and Gladys (Perryman) Carlton

    To my dear Uncle and Cousins, I know your hearts are broken and the pain you feel is great right now. We are praying for the strength and comfort to you that only our Great God can give.We too have experienced the sorrow of our youngest sibling being removed from daily lives but know this ; the precious memories will live on and remain as a testament of the great love you all shared ❤️

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this sad news. My deepest condolences to the entire family. I prayed that the peace of God will rest on each one of you.

  4. Judi Bartlett

    Words can not express the lost. Our memories go back to my first job at BurgerKing, God bless you my friend, for your service to your family, our community and children and to God. Rest In Peace.

  5. Our heartfelt condolences to the family that has blessed us over the years. May the lord comfort you in this time of changing seasons here on Earth. There is only one season in heaven and the Son always shines, she is living in a season of joy and happiness. Until we all get there may the Lord comfort you in your seasons here on Earth. God Bless and heart felt love.

  6. Chandra Robbins

    Donna, you and your family have my deepest sympathy and prayers.


  7. To the Perryman Family my condolences on the homegoing of Lolita.She was a Beautiful Queen l will miss our talks about food when she shop and did special duty at Krogers on main st.Psalms 23 Lord Jesus surround the family in your Loving Arms

  8. LaVera Perryman Dunn

    Dearest family, Lo is gone from your sight, but never from your hearts. I wish you healing and peace!! My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Michael J Manley, Cmdr, ret

    Lolita worked for me in the Special Victims Bureau, she was a very special person, I loved being around her. When I was getting ready to retire, Lolita, along with her outstanding Chef brother and several other officers in SVB, threw me a retirement party at the Academy that was very special. She will be missed.

  10. Johnson family

    From the Johnsons we send our condolences to the Perryman family in your time of grief. So sorry for your loss. RIh family

  11. Anna Perryman

    Sister-in-law Rest In Peace.
    Now the peanut butter and jelly sandwich is complete.
    Thanks for allowing me to be a piece of the meal you shared with Mark.
    Rest until we meet again!!!
    Anna Perryman

  12. Karen King-Cavin

    Many blessings to the family. May the Lord comfort you, guide you, and give you strength. I remember seeing Lolita at special events, usually those that evolved young people. Her positive force in the community will always be remembered.

  13. Patricia Edwards

    My deepest heart felt condolences to Donna and Casper and the rest of the family. May Lolita Rest In Peace in the arms of her maker, and may God give you the strength and comfort through this time of your sorrow and grief. God bless.

  14. DeMaris Bland

    Rev. Perryman, Arlinda and the entire family of Lolita Monshae Perryman, I extend condolences, to you. A lot of people’s lives, have been touched, by Lolita and I’m sure that she will remain, in their memories. May God continue to Bless you all and console you, during this most difficult time.

  15. Auntie I love and miss you so much! You were the best person to be around, perfect piece of sunshine truly have a broken heart

  16. Andrea (A.J.) Barrett - CPD retired

    I was shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Lolita. We both shared the honored profession of service to the Columbus Division of Police. She always had a smile on her face and joy in her spirit. She also worked Special Duty at Columbus area Swimming Pools where she met and protected my son Wesley and his personnel at various pools. She was always a “presence” wherever she was. She will be truly missed by those who loved her spirit. God has gained a protective Angel for His Kingdom in Heaven.

  17. Coach Reggie Bates

    My prayers go out to Lo’s family she was a wonderful person and always smiling, as long as we who knew her she will never be forgotten.

  18. Marylena McCrimmon

    My condolences to the Perryman family in the passing of their loved one. May God grant you all peace and love.

    Marylena McCrimmon, one of Donna’s friends from North Carolina

  19. Andoria Carpenter

    To the Perryman family, may you find comfort in knowing that we support you with our prayers and well wishes during Loleta’s home going. Be strong and take courage for we have a hope that Yah will give eternal life to those who believe. Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.

  20. Deepest condolences to you Donna and all the other members of your family on the passing of your dear loved one. May Almighty God wrap His ever loving arms around you and give you His peace and comfort. May the fond memories you have of Lolita bring many smiles through the tears. May she rest in peace.

  21. Hope King Mitchell

    My deepest condolences to the family and all friends. Lo was an amazing friend. Every time we met somewhere we would talk for hours. She made school fun. She was amazing to be around. You should be very proud. God bless you all and I pray for comfort for you all.

  22. Deborah Younger

    Prayers for the family in your time of sorrow.

  23. Darlena Jones

    To the Perryman family in the book of I Thessalonians 4:13-18 Speaks of the hope that we have in Christ Jesus. He is there comforting you during the grieving process because He has conquered death. Glory to God that we will see our love ones again in Glory!
    May you feel our prayers of comfort.
    Michael, Darlena, Momma Mary, Mrs. Short, Michele and Maurice/family

  24. South High School Alumni Association

    The South High School Alumni Association and its Board of Directors want to express our sympathy and send condolences at the death of your loved one. Our entire South High School family is diminished by her passing.

  25. Rest in peace dear Lolita. You will truly be missed by me and all the people l have communicated with. May God Bless you and your family.

  26. Loretta Hayden

    My prayers are for you all to have peace and comfort now and the coming days Lolita is a pretty chocolate girl that is smart talented, kind and she will check you if she has to!!! You will be missed

  27. Andy and Denise Nowlin

    May God’s spirit continue to cover the family during this time and the wonderful and precious memories of Lo sustain you in the times to come..

  28. Gloria Bester

    Our deepest condolences to the Perryman family. Our hearts are heavy, tears will flow, I thank you again Lo for all the memories like the Aruba trip only you could convince me to go, you said I needed it … how did you know. your neighbor Gloria and the Boyz

  29. Ms Marcella Gibbs and Family

    My heart goes out to entire family .

  30. Chester & Malvena Street Ret. CPD

    To the Perryman family, I offer my heartfelt condolences to you and your family. May Lolita’s soul be at peace with our Heavenly Father. I pray for peace and comfort for you and loved ones at this difficult time and offer my condolences to you all. Her gentle soul will always be in our hearts.

  31. Carolyn Solomon

    To Lisa and The Perryman Family …. Please accept my condolences for the lost of your precious Loved One, Lolita! May GOD give you Peace, Comfort and Strength… Even in times like these, GOD IS STILL GOOD!

  32. I absolutely adored you, Lo. I wanted to carry a miniature version of you with me everywhere! I know I asked for your hair many times and I still want your hair! I will be always missing you and sending love and warmth to your family and close friends. I’ll see you again someday!!

  33. Lindbergh and Ashley Perryman

    We love you and miss you Aunt Lo. Sending our deepest heartfelt condolences.

  34. Marcia Perryman

    Greetings Family,
    Sending you my love and prayers for comfort. I will always cherish my memories of Lolita. The service was beautiful and really a blessing to hear so many witnesses of her God-centered life. May we all carry on in the Faith. May God continue to bless and keep you all. Love you always.

  35. Sheila D Hudson

    To the entire Perryman family.

    With deepest and heartfelt sympathy in the lost of our beloved Lolita.

    Prayers are with you during this time of mourning and always.


  36. doug shaw CPD retired

    RIP Lolita was an honor and a pleasure. My sympathies to the entire family.

  37. Heather Hedges

    Lolita was a dear friend and co-worker. She had a way with people that no matter how brief of a time you were around her, she left a positive mark on you. The world needs more people like her. She will be greatly missed. My condolences to her family and friends.

  38. Thanks for answering your Godly calling and serving the citizens big and small in this City and area. Thanks for being a role model. I grew up in Grove City, next door to Urbancrest. I was also a police officer for 27 years. I don’t know if we ever crossed paths but I’m sure I am the better for it if we did. RIP in the Fathers arms!

  39. Eddie Richardson, CPD Retired

    To the Perryman Family, We are shocked and saddened by the loss of your beloved Lolita. Every life she touched was made better by the gift of her mere presence. She’ll be missed, but always remembered.

  40. Sandra Jennings

    I am so sorry for your loss. My heartfelt prayers and condolences to the Perryman family. My two children and I lived next door to the Perryman family. My son Rick attended high school with Lolita. She was a beautiful young lady. May she rest in heavenly peace. God Bless

  41. Sandra Jennings

    I am so shocked and sorry for your loss. My prayers and condolences to the Perryman family. Lolita RIP.

  42. We would like to extend our condolences to the family. Continue to rely on God and know that he hears your prayers, because he cares for you. Truly sorry for your loss.

  43. Wanikee Hendricks

    My Condolences to the Perryman family Officer Perryman was my 5th Grade D.A.R.E. teacher she taught us how to say NO to guns, drugs and violence she also taught us that we were special in our own way and how to not follow the wrong crowd but to be a leader she will be truly remembered and missed

  44. My condolences to Lolita’s family and friends. She always had a smile and something nice to say – which is not that easy when one is a police officer.

    Lolita has gone home to God far too soon.

  45. Lolita was always friendly and uplifting to people, even if it was a while since she last saw you. Praying for peace for her family during the holiday seasons and special occasions like her birthday. RIP Bulldog

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