Delois Ford Perry was born in Conway, Arkansas where she lived until she graduated from Pine Street High School. She experienced college life at Tuskegee Institute (University) later transferring to Fayetteville State University, North Carolina where she earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Studies. Delois taught high school for thirty years working with exceptional children. She found great satisfaction in doing so and witnessed many student successes while working with God's beautiful children. After retiring from teaching she answered the call to ministry and enrolled in Shaw University Divinity School, Raleigh, North Carolina where she graduated magna cum laude: She is an ordained Baptist minister. Delois was employed at her church, First Baptist Church - Moore Street in Fayetteville, as Minister of Christian Education and Training. She is the mother of three adult children and grandmother of twelve. She lives in Fayetteville, North Carolina.