Lillie Mae (nee`Lockerman) Perkins, 87, of Bell died Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 at Haven Hospice in Gainesville.
She was born in Dooly County, Ga. Oct. 12, 1925 to Eula Thompson Lockerman and Chesley Lockerman and was one of five children.
She was preceded in death by her husband, J.C. Perkins; parents, Eula (nee`Thompson) and Chesley Lockerman; brothers, Lewis and Jeff Lockerman and her sister, Lucille Lockerman Lamberth.
She is survived by her sister, Doris Lockerman Collier of Byron, Ga.; daughter, Joanne (Gary) Halter of Bell; granddaughter; Alisha Halter (David) Kage of Gainesville; grandson, Joey (Jennifer Owens Halter) Halter of Ft. Lauderdale; great-grandchildren, Joey Halter,Jr., and Reese Halter of Ft. Lauderdale and Lilah Kage and Rowan Kage of Gainesville. She is also survived by her very special acquired granddaughter Jenny Irvin Edmunds (Rick Edmunds) of Durham, N.C. and many numerous nieces and nephews.
She loved sports, especially the New York Yankees and the Florida Gators. She loved gardening and hated leaves.
She was married to Joseph Cecil Perkins for 42 years.
She was a member of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church for 71 years.
Funeral services were held Nov. 11 at Mt. Nebo Baptist Church with Pastor Jimmy Corbin and David Halter officiating. Interment followed at Townsend Cemetery.
Online condolences may be left at www.watsonfhtrenton.com
Arrangements were under the care of Watson Funeral Home, Trenton.