Age 82, passed away April 21, 2016. She was born January 16, 1934, in Murray, Kentucky. Royal worked as a nurse at Foote Hospital, as well as at several other medical facilities in the Jackson area. She was active with her church, most recently with Prince of Peace Baptist Church, and also enjoyed playing bingo and checkers.
Royal is survived by: 5 children, Jacki Brown, Priscilla Mitchell, Anthony (Josie) Scott, Scherry Scott, and Brent (Brook) Scott; 9 grandchildren, Scott, Arechie (Lowna) Frank, Anthony Jr., Dominique, Theo, Mercedes, Brekayla, and Berklee; 4 great-grandchildren; many stepchildren, step-grandchildren, and step-great-grandchildren; her sister, Geneva Kendall; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, Everett and Erma Perry; son, Clifford Bumphis; and 3 sisters and 3 brothers.
The funeral service will be held at 12:00 p.m. Friday, April 29, 2016, at Immanuel’s Temple Systems of Church, 5400 S. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. in Lansing, with interment to follow in Evergreen Cemetery. Her family will receive friends at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m. and from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. Thursday.