(WXYZ) — Brenda Perryman, a longtime Southfield educator, died on Sunday after testing positive for COVID-19.
Perryman taught speech and drama at Southfield High School before retiring in 2010. She started an actor's workshop and hosted a show on WHPR.
“Brenda Perryman was an inspiring speech teacher and drama coach who taught at Southfield High School for many years. Aside from teaching, she wrote dynamic and moving poetry. Mrs. Perryman also had a local public access cable TV program, conducting interviews with many metro area notables. She is a force that will be missed. The city of Southfield mourns her passing.," Southfield Mayor Ken Siver said.
Following the announcement of her death, community leaders paid tribute to Perryman.
I am saddened by the loss of a beloved Southfield educator and community member, Brenda Perryman.— Brenda Lawrence (@RepLawrence) April 6, 2020
Your dedication to building up the community you served will never be forgotten. pic.twitter.com/atqWBLsYxh
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