Pastor Perry L. Dates was born on February 5, 1947 to the parentage of the late Martin and Louise Date.
At an early age, Pastor Perry L Dates accepted Christ and joined Coosa Valley Baptist Church, Vincent, AL under the leadership of Pastor P.E. Kidd. He later joined Rocky Zion Baptist Church, Pell City, AL.
Pastor Dates departed this walk of life on July 9, 2019 at St. Vincent Medical Center, Pell City, AL.
He was educated in Shelby County School System. Sang with the World Wonders and Perry Dates and the Imperials. Later on in life God saw fit to call him into the ministry and he served faithfully until his departure. He served as pastor of Hall Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Munford, AL. And later Mighty God Assembly of Faith, Talladega, AL.
He united in Holy Matrimony to Jaratha Hill on May 20, 1972. To this union one God given child, Shequita Dates.
He was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, Alfonza Dates, Melvin Dates, and Lorenza Dates; one sister, Virginia Dates.
He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife, Jaratha A. Dates of Pell City, AL; one daughter, Shequite Dates of Pell City, AL; two grandchildren, Jesiah Hunter, and Jiraiya Hunter both of Pell City, AL; three brothers, Martin (Frances) Dates of Harpersville, AL; Johnny Dates of Baltimore, MD; and Minister Fred (Latanya) Dates of Birmingham, AL; two sisters, Mary (Pastor Clarence) Carter of Vincent, AL; and Cynthia Samuels of Vincent, AL; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends