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Florentine Perkins


1925 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Florentine Perkins Obituary
Florentine Perkins age 90 of Gary went to be with the Lord Sunday may 15, 2016 at Methodist Northlake Campus. Florentine was born July 1, 1925 in Newbern, TN. She move to Memphis with her mother and family attended Booker T. Washington High School. She worked in the laundry industry as a worker in Memphis migrating to Gary in or around 1950. She worked at Sherwin Williams paint store on Broadway and moved to New Way Laundry and Slicks until it closed and she retired. She came out of retirement in 1997 to work for the Gary Neighbor Services and in the personnel office in City Hall until she retired again in 2008. She was a longtime member of Greater ST. James A.M.E. Church where she sang in the senior choir. She was preceded in death by mother Elzora Davis and father Mack Schockley, husband David Hicks. She is survived by her three sons Charles R. Hamilton, Reginald A. (Bonnie) Perkins and Gerald J. Hicks; ten grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; 3 great great grandchildren; god daughter Veronica Yvette Gamble and family as well as a host of special friends to many to mention. In accordance to the wishes of the Mrs. Perkins there will be no services or memorials.
Published in the Post Tribune on June 1, 2016
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