Tyler Perry Talks About Father’s House Fire
Tyler Perry has released a statement regarding the devastating house fire that destroyed his mother’s “dream home” on Monday night.
The media mogul’s father, Emmitt Perry, Sr., was living in the residence at the time of the fire and told local news he was thankful he made it out alive.
In a post on his Facebook page, Tyler said the home was a total loss, but he was grateful his mother, Willie Maxine Perry, had the chance to live in her dream house for three years before she passed in 2009.
He noted “no amount of fire can burn away the memories” he shared with his mother in the home.
Tyler Perry also made it very clear he was only honoring his mother’s wishes by taking care of his father.
The house that my family lost in Louisiana was my Mother’s dream home. One of my greatest blessings is that she got to live in it for almost 3 years before she died in 2009. One of her final requests was that I take care of my daddy (her words) after she died. So in her honor, and in the spirit of her kindness and her faith as well as my own, I have been doing and will continue to do just that.
The house was a total loss, but he got out alive. I’m grateful that my sister, who has had a tremendous amount of heartbreak over the past few months, was not there with him at the time. All of that to say, no amount of fire can burn away the memories I shared with my Mom there. God bless, and thank you for all the well wishes and prayers. We’re all fine.
This post feels a tad chilly.
But, I’m glad everyone is okay too!