Elder Willie James Perkins

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Elder Willie Perkins, 78. Heaven Sent July 31, 1942 – Heaven Bound October 15, 2020. Willie was born in Gordo, AL and later moved to Mansfield, OH where he met and married the love of his life Rosa (Smith/Feagin) Perkins. Willie retired from Abbott Laboratories where he worked as a Serviceman for Department 46. He also served God at Greater St. John, The Oasis of Love as an Elder; Sunday School Teacher, Prison Ministry, Usher and DOC Ministry; he also was a mentor at Mansfield Senior High and Malabar Middle School. He is preceded in death by his parents, Willie Otis Perkins, Rosie Mae Martin and Adolphus Martin, and sister, Dorothy Blakney. Left to cherish his memory, wife of 49 years, Rosa Perkins; son, Anthony (Jackie) Feagin; daughters Rose Marie Feagin, Bridget Denise (Sixto) Rodriguez and Kimberly Renee Perkins; grandchildren, Anthony Alexander Feagin, Michael Rodriguez, Christopher Davis, Samantha Feagin, Aaron Rodriguez, and Amya Boyd and a host of other family and friends. Public Viewing 10:00a.m. and Private Family Funeral 11:00a.m. Wednesday, October 21, 2020 at The Oasis of Love 190 Chester Ave, Interment at Mansfield Cemetery. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave, Columbus, OH. To view the video tribute, order flowers and to offer condolences to The PERKINS Family, visit www.TheChapelofPeace.com.

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Condolence Messages

  1. Sending prayers to the family i am going to miss you big cousin tell grandma and all the rest of them i miss you all never will forget you love you. Your cousin Brenda horton R.I.H

  2. My deepest condolences to my Ohio family

  3. Sorry to hear that a great warrior has passed away. I loved Eld. Perkins, because he was so down to earth. It could never be said of him, that he was so heavenly minded, that he was no earthly good, he truly was a fine Christian gentleman. I’ll truly miss teasing him. My heart and thought s are with you during this time of transition.

  4. Bro Garlan& Missy Patricia MCCRUTER

    You and The Perkins family have or prayers and our deepest heart felt condolences, Elder Perkins was a kindhearted, Godly gentleman, full of laughter, i know mother Perkins was proud to be his Godly spouse,he will be greatly missed ,the smiles , the greetings.ect.

  5. James and Britney Williams

    Such a a great man of God and a family man! We will definitely miss you Else. Perkins. And to the Perkins family, we love you and we’re here for you.


    James and Britney

  6. Karla Kay Jordan

    My prayers are with you Mother Perkins and your family. Know that God is with you.
    Praying for your strength as you walk this journey. Know your not alone. Blessings to you and your family.
    I love you

  7. Stephanie Haley

    As it has been said A great warrior has gone to glory. He will be greatly missed. With great love we send our sincere condolences.
    Willie & Stephanie Haley

  8. Our heartfelt condolences to the family..so sorry for your loss. Patricia King & Family

  9. Glenna Gessling

    I had the pleasure of working with Willie at Hospira for near 20 years. He was a hard worker with a fun personality, making our 12 hour days not feel so long. He spoke so lovingly about his Rosie, that we teased him about his Rosebud. He told us cute stories of grandchildren. I have fond memories of Willie and want to send my sincerest condolences to his family. Glenna Gessling

  10. Angela Durham Brooks

    The Perkins family you are in my prayers and my deepest condolences in this time of Elder Perkins’s transition. May God continue to keep his loving arms around the family,

  11. Debbie S Jefferson

    I remember such a sweet and beautiful man I Really enjoyed going to church seeing beautiful smile you will be truly missed and bless his beautiful wife keep her in your Prayers. R.I.H.

  12. Hard to put into words what you mean to me all the life long lessons that you taught me along the way as Young kid . those memories will live on forever they have been with me from the time that I met you. lessons that life can’t teach you but you took the time and the patience to teach me when I didn’t know I was being taught . I think you my cousin . Rest in peace.

  13. Sending prayers of comfort and healing to the entire family. May you remember his LIFE and cherish all good thoughts. GOD BLESS

  14. Miss Rose & Family,
    Keeping you in my prayers.
    God is Able, Look to Him!

    Rosie Curry & Family

  15. Hard to put into words what you mean to me all the life long lessons that you taught me along the way as Young kid . those memories will live on forever they have been with me from the time that I met you. lessons that life can’t teach you but you took the time and the patience to teach me when I didn’t know I was being taught . I thank you my cousin . Rest in peace.

  16. A loving and very kind friend, for more than 35 years, Surely will be missed , Nonetheless, Heaven awaits his entry though the heaven gates, I heard my Father say well done thy good and faithful servant, enter in,
    Soon and very soon we are going to see the King.

  17. To the entire Perkin family
    I’m saddened to hear of your loss
    And my sincere prayers are with you
    My beloved friend Willie will truly be missed
    Let not your heart be troubled, for in my father’s house are many mentions, I go to prepare a place for you and where I am there you may be also. Love you .

  18. Remember you and Sis Perkins picking me up for church every week. I enjoyed the stories you would share about when you first came to Mansfield and my dad showed you around. I would look forward to you dropping off the other kids first and we would go to the dairy queen before evening service. I remember you telling me as a young man to study the word and know it for yourself. I thank God for you being in my life. I love the Perkins. Rest on Elder Perkins. Tell my dad I said what’s up lol
    Looks like he’s about to show you around heaven now lol
    God Bless

  19. Jametta Kennebrew

    My condolences to the family. Praying for the family during this time.

  20. Much love an admiration I have for elder Perkins he will truly be missed. As he was a great asset to God’s kingdom here on Earth prayers of comfort I give to the family

  21. Dorothy Lindsay

    My heart is sad to hear of the passing of a great warrior. Blessings and prayers for the Perkins Family. Praying God will give you peace that passes human understanding in the loss of your loved one.

    Forrest and Dorothy Lindsay

  22. My condolences to the family.

  23. Ruth Mae Johnson

    In loving memory of Elder Willie James Perkins,
    Sister Rosa and Bridget, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Elder Perkins was an inspiration and a mentor to the members of the Oasis of Love. Be blessed to know that he is in the arms of our loving Savior, Jesus Christ and he is alright!
    With Love,
    Ruthie Johnson and Family

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