Lillian Perkins, 40, a native of Jackson and daughter of the late Thomas Jefferson "T.J." and Mildred "Emmie" Perkins, departed this life Thursday, March 24, 2011, in Gonzales. Funeral services at Mount Gideon Baptist Church, 205 Alice St., Saturday, April 2, at 11 a.m. Arrangements by Carney & Mackey Funeral Home, 1576 Robin St. Lillian was a 1988 graduate of Baker High School. She was an entrepreneur of women's apparel, handbags and accessories. Lillian enjoyed spending quality time with her family and friends. She will be remembered for her beautiful sense of humor and trendy clothing style. Lillian leaves to cherish her precious memory two sons, Karl Perkins, of Houston, and D'Warren Jones, of Plaquemine; granddaughter, Karlissa Perkins, of Houston; eight sisters, Veronica P. Cousin, of Hahnville, Tammie P. Williams, of New Orleans, Paulette Wilkerson, of Woodville, Miss., Jacqueline and husband Alfred Francois, of Decatur, Ga., Brenda Singleton, Cassandra Perkins, Loyace and husband Wilson Gant, and Carolyn and husband Nathaniel Branch, all of Baton Rouge; brother, Henry Bradford Jr., of Decatur; three aunts, Ellen Meriwether, of Denver, Eula Hart, of New Sarpy, and Mattie B. Myles, of Baton Rouge; two great-aunts, Mattie B. White, of Baton Rouge, and Ola Mae White, of San Francisco; uncle, Leon Wallace, of Zachary; and godson, Trey Plummer. Preceded in death by her parents, Thomas Jefferson "T.J." and Mildred Perkins; sister, Maggie P. Smith; nephew, Michael Smith; and paternal and maternal grandparents. Special thanks to the Rev. Edward Howard, Apostle Lawrence D. Hardy, Minister Cassandra Moore, Greater Mount Gideon Church family, The House of Judah Ministries, St. Pius X Parish and Carney & Mackey Funeral Home. Please visit www.legacy.com/obituaries/theadvocate to sign the guest register.
Published in The Advocate from Mar. 30 to Apr. 1, 2011