Services Jan. 11 for Ms. Melissa Perkins

JANS – Ms. Melissa Perkins, 78, bid the world goodbye at 11:49 a.m. January 1, 2014. Funeral services will be held Saturday, January 11, 2014, at 12 noon at New St. John M.B. Church, 812 Page Street in Jackson, MS. Visitation is Friday, January 10, 2014, at Collins Funeral Home, 415 N. Farish Street from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Collins Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

Ms. Perkins was born October 23, 1935 in Florence, MS to the late Virgie and Chester Cousin. “She was an angel to our family,” commented granddaughter Felicia Campbell. During her working years, Ms. Perkins was employed at the Robert Lee Hotel.

She leaves to continue the Perkins legacy, five children: Clifton (Debra) Perkins, Lisaree (Willie) West, Virgie (Douglas) Craft, Florence Jackson and Jerry Lee Perkins; 13 grandchildren: Felicia (John) Campbell, Marland Brister, Michael Hayes, Statina Perkins, Clifton Perkins III, Christian Perkins, Antwone Perkins, Ronald Craft, Donald Craft, Genette Craft, Keidra Perry, Ashley Hayes, and Stacy Perkins; 10 great grandchildren; two sisters, Virginia Singleton and Loretta Cousin; two brothers, Willie Lee Cousin and Glen Cousin; and a host of other relatives and friends. A special thanks to Hospice Ministries of Ridgeland and Manhattan Nursing Home of Jackson.