Obituaries


Willie (DJ Casper) Perry Jr

05/31/1965 - 08/07/2023

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Obituary For Willie (DJ Casper) Perry Jr

Mr. C the Slide Man, aka DJ Casper (born Willie Perry Jr.).
on the Southside of Chicago to Willie Perry Senior and Jessie Perry May 31, 1965. He was a loving and devoted Husband, Father, and Brother.

He Always enjoyed Entertaining people and music so he studied and matriculated in his craft. He went on to study at Kennedy King College studying in the Musical Arts. After graduation he went on to become a premier DJ in Chicago, as well as a known face in The skating world. He certainly knew how to work out a pair of skates. Stepping in Chicago is almost a must and since he also loved to dance you could find him at Stepper’s sets, hosting and teaching Step classes and as the World became to know him for Line dancing. If ever he hosted an event or show he would certainly introduce a New Casper Slide, in addition to performing the Cha Cha slide which the world quickly began to do.

He spent his life making people smile through musical outlets all over the world. He lived a full life and left a legacy which will be carried on forever at Weddings, family gatherings, and even just backyard kickback with friends.

He departed this life on Monday, August 7, 2023.

Please send flowers to Holy Cathedral church on Saturday 8/18 @ 8am

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Services

18 Aug

Visitation

12:00 PM - 08:00 PM

Southwest Funeral Home 7901 S Komensky Ave Chicago, IL 60652 Get Directions »
19 Aug

Wake

09:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Holy Temple Cathedral 15912 Lincoln Ave Harvey, Il 60426 Get Directions »
19 Aug

Funeral Service

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Holy Temple Cathedral 15912 Lincoln Ave Harvey, Il 60426 Get Directions »
19 Aug

Interment

01:00 PM - 01:15 PM

Mt. Glenwood Memory Gardens South 18301 S Glenwood Thornton Rd Glenwood, IL 60425 Get Directions »
19 Aug

Repast

02:00 PM - 05:00 PM

The Grand Ballroom 6351 S Cottage Grove Ave Chicago, Il 60637 Get Directions »
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  • 08/19/2023

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY REST N PEACE MY SKATER N STEPPERS, FRIEND WE STARTED AT ARTS AND OTHER RINKS.❤ ELSIE A CLAY

  • 08/19/2023

    I just can't believe you're gone Bro! I'm so glad we got to spend some time with you in AZ back in April! You will be truly missed! My heart goes out to your wife Kim and your kids. My God give them strength and understanding during this difficult time. Praying for the entire family and friends.

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  • 08/19/2023

    Earth Has No Sorrow That Heaven can not Heal. Praying for Mrs. Perry, the family, extended families and many friend and well wishers across the world, whose life DJ Casper has touched and will forever remain as his music, electric slides continue to play on at Celebrations to come. RIP our dear beloved. You have completed your assignment. Truly humbled and honored that the celebration of Life will take place in the sanctuary that I worship, Holy Temple Cathedral, under the Host pastor and minister, my father, Supt Douglas Dwight Moye, Sr. May The Grace of God continue to comfort and keep you is our Prayer 🙏🏽 cherish the memories!!! Lori A Moye-McKinnie

  • 08/18/2023

    MY PRAYERS ARE WITH THE FAMILY MY SKATER FRIEND STARTING AT ARTS N OTHER RINKS A STEPPER. ❤ REST MY FRIEND. ELSIE A CLAY

  • 08/17/2023

  • 08/17/2023

    Knowing and listening from Pam is to love you Brother and never met you.Pam is in good hands ,the love you shared can't ever be I understand.RIP Mr.Willie a life time of memories we still get to hear.Gone but never forgotten..Than You for all the joy and love you spreading around the world.

  • 08/17/2023

    Casper you brought sunshine to the world for many years. Many of us didn't know you personally but when we heard your voice or your songs our beings overcame with a sense of joy and movement. I soon came to know you a tinch more personally through the union of marrying my friend and birthday twin Mrs Kimberly Bradshaw-Perry. And even in that y'all connection and relationship spoke unspeakable JOY and you two were a joy to watch. You my brother are already missed tremendously and I hope my sister is comforted in knowing that you have resumed your earthly assignment in heaven spreading much JOY 🥰 I wish you Sweet Sleep Casper job extremely well done ♥️ My heartfelt and sincere condolences to his wife, family and framily (friends) during this difficult time. May GOD bestow upon all of you the will to endure as the days, weeks, months and years come and pass 🙌🏾 Yellow candle for the JOY OF LIFE he lived and gave out unselfishly ♥️

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  • 08/16/2023

    From The Woodlawn Old school Organization: We would like send our sincere Condolences to our sister Pamela Perry Simon and family on the passing of our beloved Woodlawn brother where it all began! He was a very talented and special brother who loved his community and supported us till his passing! We will never forget all the joy you brought to us and the world! Rest In Heaven my brother till we meet again 🙏 Tell Janice we said what's up we love yall 🙏 they will be doing it up there now!❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  • 08/15/2023

    Condolences to the entire Perry family. I remember Casper coming to my card games many years ago. R. I. H.

  • 08/13/2023

    My deepest Condolences to Casper's family, you'll are in my prayers! He was so much fun! We played many games of bid whist and dominoes at cookouts back in the days (we actually ran a few bostons). His sense of humor and jokes are truly going to be missed!

  • 08/13/2023

    I would like to send my condolences to the family I will be praying for your strength yes so many good times and things to remember about you We will meet again one day you and ladella don't be up there Panamazing and skating for the people love and will miss you down here jackie praying always

  • 08/12/2023

    Casper was so funny and talented...World's best stepper best dresser. A bright light to this world. My deepest condolences to family and all Casper fans. T

  • 08/12/2023

    My deepest condolences 💐 to the family of DJ Casper, it was a pleasure meeting him and his mom for the 1st time while I was DJ'ing a back to school rally yrs ago. He was pleasant, talkative, friendly and smiling all the while we were conversating about music 🎶 RIP CASPER! Beverly A. and family

  • 08/12/2023

    Condolences to the Perry family, Lord, please embrace this family with your loving arms as they mourn their loss. The Hunter family in Orlando, Florida.

  • 08/12/2023

    My condolences to the Perry family may God comfort you in this time of Sorrow just look to The Hills from whence cometh Your help because all your help cometh from the Lord. My dear friend, Casper is in a better place now get your rest. My brother till we meet again, love always Keith. Kim, you and the family are in my prayers. May God continue to look over you and the family. Because earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot HEAL. (aka) Red.

  • 08/11/2023

    Rip 🙏

  • 08/11/2023

    Casper, you were a always a joy to work with and to watch! Going to miss hearing from you, our business calls and your bright musical light. With love and memories, Hillel

  • 08/11/2023

    We had a passion for skating and when you were too young to drive I always had a seat in my car for you. We would talk about life goals as I help you navigate your life. I saw you grow into a fine young man. As I reflect on your journey I am proud of the man you had become. Success couldn't have happened to a better person. I have great memories of our time spent together. God makes no mistakes.

  • 08/11/2023

    My condolences to Mrs Kimberly Bradshaw Perry and the entire Perry Family. Casper was a great friend to my husband Dr Benton Cook III and myself. We especially remember how Casper came to our Mother's 90th Birthday celebration, just this past December 2022 in Florida. He pushed himself to celebrate with us. We love you Casper Rest In the arms of the Lord.

  • 08/11/2023

    God is good all the time. Our Mothers were good friends and we were to. We thank God for your life. Now Cha Cha Slide with them in heaven

  • 08/11/2023

    You was a true Legend on earth I'm sure you'll be the same & Heaven, May your legacy live on cha-cha now rest in power💐🙏🙏🙏💙

  • 08/11/2023

    You were a dear friend determined in everything that you did never gave up you said you were and you did. you fought a good fight and now you must take your rest my friend you will truly be missed always in my heart ♥️

  • 08/10/2023

    He was my brother-in-law and a true friend; he never put me down or shared a cross word to me. He always treated me with respect. I will miss him and never forget him. RIP DJ CASPER. Your brother-in-law Merv

  • 08/10/2023

    I would like to give my deepest sympathy and condolences to Pamela Perry & family, on behalf of Monique Carter & My family just want to let you know that Willie jr Perry aka Dj Casper Slide Man. was a good man he fought a good fight, and his legacy will always be in the hearts of every one around the world & cross the Country, love you my Brother until we meet again take your rest. PsMonique Carter aka Mona

  • 08/10/2023

    I'm praying for Casper's beautiful wife and family during these difficult times. He was loved by many, but the Lord loved him more! Rest assured he's in Heaven teaching the saints the "Cha Cha" slide.

  • 08/10/2023

    Sending My Deepest Condolences to Casper's Family. May he rest in Eternal Heaven🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾💜

  • 08/10/2023

    Brother I'm going to remember you every time I make butter cookies, I will be making them for you. You had me out in the streets 11:30pm delivering butter cookies to your front Door!!! I LOVE ❤️ AND I AM GOING TO MISS YOU TERRIBLY Love ❤️ Your Big Sis LMichelle Davis

  • 08/10/2023

    Extending my deepest sympathy and condolences to the entire family. Growing up with Casper was always entertaining. He had a heart of gold. His spirit will forever be with us. Lord please wrap your arms of comfort around the family in Jesus name 🙏🏽 ❤️ Amen

  • 08/10/2023

    Big Papa is what I call him, has been a part of my life for 34 years. He took me under his wing as a stepper, original Cha Cha dance (from the beginning to present) and pantomime artist. I will forever cherish our time. Traveling the world ang going through life with him has been a complete blessing. Thank you for the memories. Love, Lil Baby.

  • 08/09/2023

    I would like to send my warmest sincere condolences to my Aunt Pam and my Uncle Mervin in their time of bereavement. My heart goes out to you and the extended family m❤️

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  • 08/09/2023

    To Casper's family you all are in my prayers. Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of your beloved love one. Cherish the memories you have of him and let the good times bring you comfort. Continue to seek God during this difficult time and He will give you comfort and peace. Love always LaWanda Grishby-Thompson & family

Tributes

  • Heavenly Grace Spray

    Emanuel Johnson sent Heavenly Grace Spray for Willie (DJ Casper) Perry Jr - August 16, 2023

    In loving memory of our dear brother "Casper". May God always keep you in his care. Love always, Enchantment Family Emanuel "EJ" Johnson & Debbie Mickey Bobby Carlton Anthony

  • Heavenly Grace Spray

    Heavenly Grace Spray was sent for Willie (DJ Casper) Perry Jr - August 16, 2023

  • Lily and Rose Tribute Spray

    Lily and Rose Tribute Spray was sent for Willie (DJ Casper) Perry Jr - August 16, 2023

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