James Ernest Perkins

By  | August 25, 2020 | Filed under: Obituaries, Thompson & Son Funeral Home

James Ernest Perkins was born August 17, 1940, to Vinson Perkins, Sr. and Josephine S. Perkins in Sheffield, Alabama.

He was preceded in death by his loving parents; a son, Royrickle T. Perkins; two brothers, Vinson Perkins, Jr. and Art Eggleston; a brother-in-law, Earnest C. Vinson; and several aunts and uncles.

He departed this life after a lengthy illness.

He accepted Christ at an early age and joined First Missionary Baptist Church, Sheffield, Alabama, Rev. J. C. Yarbrough,

After living and working in Boston, Massachusetts for forty plus years, he retired and returned home. He united with his parents at Mount Olievia M. B. Church, Muscle Shoals, Alabama, Rev. Dr. George J. Granville, Pastor, where he worshipped faithfully until his health prevented him from doing so.

He attended Sterling High School and graduated with the Class of 1958. He excelled in basketball and served as Sergeant-at-Arms of his senior class. He also was a poll worker.

He leaves to cherish his memories, two sons, Terry (Sherry) Perkins, Bowie, Maryland; Michael (Immacula) Perkins, Norwich, Connecticut; one daughter, Paula Perkins, Mobile, Alabama; Polly G. Perkins, mother of his children, Sheffield, Alabama; three devoted sisters, Nellie P. Vinson and Bettie P. Robinson of Muscle Shoals, Alabama; a special sister and caregiver, Josephine P. Fossett (Dean) of Sheffield, Alabama; a brother, Ollie (Barbara) Sanders, Muscle Shoals, Alabama; two sisters-in-law, Jacqueline W. Perkins, Aurora, Colorado and Fay Eggleston, Dearborn Heights, Michigan; eight grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives; and friends.

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