Alice Louise Perkins was born on December 22, 1940 in Radcliff (now South Hill) Virginia to the late Annie Lea and James G. Davis. She was the eldest of ten children.
She entered eternal rest on Wednesday, February 17th at the age of 80 surrounded by her loving husband and children.
She attended the Mecklenburg County School system and graduated from East End High School in 1957. That summer, she moved to Boston, Massachusetts and was employed at Raytheon as a solder technician.
In 1959, she met a handsome young southern boy from Georgia named Ezekiel Perkins, who she affectionally called “Zekie Boy.” It wasn’t long before they were bitten by the lovebug and married on February 25, 1961. They shared 60 wonderful years together and to this union four children were born.
She left Raytheon in 1968 when she decided to pursue her ultimate position as Homemaker, a position that filled her with more pride and joy than any other occupation, and one she was dedicated to and took seriously.
She was a no-nonsense mom, but her love was abounding. She instilled an amazing and strong will for greatness creating lights that will continue to shine honoring her every day.
Alice loved the lord and at an early age she was baptized and joined Free Union RZUA Church in South Hill. She joined St. John Missionary Baptist Church when she moved to Boston and was devoted to her beloved Senior Usher Board and served on the board for over 40 years.
Alice was stylish, always dressed to a “T”. She loved to garden, and the local florist knew her by name. She also loved cooking, ceramics, and painting, talents that she certainly passed on her children. In her later years she enjoyed traveling with her family, visiting places like Bahamas, South Carolina, and Canada, just to name a few.
She was preceded in death by three sisters, Clara May, Delores, and Barbara Ann and two brothers, Robert Sterling and Matthew Lewis. She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Theresia, and granddaughter, Triaunna.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her devoted husband: Ezekiel Perkins Sr.; her children: Ezekiel Perkins Jr., Karen Perkins-Holmes (Ronald), Sharon Perkins-Allen (Kenneth), Anthony Perkins (Syreena), and Jarrell Perkins–grandson she raised (Monica); two brothers: Arthur Davis (Daisy) and James Davis; two sisters: Avonne Perry (Earl) and Yvonne Sallie; six sisters-in-law: Ruth Davis, Mary Davis, Grace Darget (Ulysses), Mary Perkins, Aurelia Mencey and Joyce Green-Jackson; two brothers-in-law: Thomas Perkins Sr. (Floreda) and Henry Perkins (Mary); one uncle: Atkin Mayo (Pauline); one aunt: Lorraine Williams; 16 Grandchildren; 9 Great-Grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.
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