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Rosewood Funeral Chapel

3304 Mockingbird Ln, Victoria, TX

OBITUARY

Nancy Ann Perkins

15 February, 193523 July, 2020

Nancy Ann Perkins

Nancy Ann Perkins was born February 15, 1935 in Salina, Kansas to Malcom and Elizabeth Greenleaf. She is preceded in death by two daughters Ann and Gay, one son James Thomas (Pete) Perkins Jr., and her husband James Thomas Perkins Sr. She is survived by four sons Tom Olen Perkins, James Jeffery Perkins, Benjamin Thomas Winfield Perkins, Jack Ray (Cy) Perkins, one daughter Jill Perkins, 13 grandchildren, 12 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

“Freckled faced auburn haired beauty” is what our father thought when he first caught sight of our mother. After being born in Salina, Kansas mom grew up in a military household moving through several naval bases. They stopped for a few years in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands. Mom spoke fondly of her memories riding horseback in the mountains along the coastline watching the huge manta rays from the cliffs which inspired awe in her as a young girl. It wasn’t long after moving to the Sabine Pass base that mom met Jim, her high school English teacher. Soon they were married. They moved to Victoria in 1950 when dad went to work at the newly built DuPont plant. About this time one of Jehovah’s Witnesses called at her door. A kind and loving sister brought a bible message that resonated in our mothers’ heart. Mom grabbed hold of scriptural truths and never let go. It may have been the manta ray from her childhood that sparked an interest in the Grand Creator. Mom began a life that enriched her mind and heart. Years later Daddy embraced the truth from God’s word. Because of her fine Christian example, after 20 years he was won without a word (1 Peter 3:1). He realized there had to be more to life than what he had been living. We are happy to say mom and dad served Jehovah God side by side from 1972 (the year their youngest son was born) until dad fell asleep in death in 2009. Mother was kind toward all, especially those related to her in the faith. Her love for the Creator was never in question. This love she instilled in all of her children. Mom remained steadfast and always showed love and kindness. Our mom was truly the most selfless person any of us have ever known. Some would say they are better people for having known her. We long for the day when we can hug her again and kiss her sweet face in the promised new earth (2 Peter 3:13).

A virtual memorial service will be held, notification will be given by the Perkins family. Words of comfort may be shared with the family at www.rosewoodfuneralchapel.com.

  • FAMILY

  • Tom Olen Perkins, Son
  • James Jeffery Perkins, Son
  • Benjamin Thomas Winfield Perkins, Son
  • Jack Ray (Cy) Perkins, Son
  • Jill Perkins, Daughter
  • 13, Grandchildren
  • 12, Great grandchildren
  • One, Great grandchild
  • Malcom and Elizabeth Greenleaf, Parents (deceased)
  • Ann Perkins, Daughter (deceased)
  • Gay Perkins, Daughter (deceased)
  • James Thomas (Pete) Perkins Jr., Son (deceased)
  • James Thomas Perkins Sr., Husband (deceased)

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Services

  • Virtual memorial service to be announced

Memories

Nancy Ann Perkins

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Charlotte Martinez

6 August 2020

Nancy
Your smile was contagious your zeal for Jehovah never wavered.
our trip to bethel and rooming together was one of the highlights of my life.
You and Jim we're always an inspiration to me your strength and your love for your family we're always evident in your life
yet you and Jim had lots of love and care left for others.
my family was so privileged to be associated with the Perkins not just me and my studies with Judy and Tom.
But my mother an my brother
Whom you treated so kind.
So many of us waiting to be back together again.
Soon Jehovah will let us have that Grand privilege.

Amanda Krejci Roessler

31 July 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you all during this difficult time. May you always be able to look back at your memories with a smile on your face.

Mike Nicholson

30 July 2020

My thoughts and prayers are with you and family at this time of loss of your loved one.
She was a kind neighbor to me and my family.

Janey Evans

30 July 2020

I knew this beautiful lady as Aunt Nancy. She was married to my mother's baby brother, Uncle J.T. There are so many fond memories of our family visits so many years ago.

Aunt Nancy was a wonderful cook and always prepared the most delicious food when we would visit. Some of my favorite memories were our picnics at DuPont Park. Aunt Nancy was the best hostess and would fix a feast. It was a special treat to play with my cousins, and I liked to pretend they were my brothers. This was before Jill and Cy were born. We would spend the whole day eating, visiting, playing, and swimming. Such wonderful memories!

Aunt Nancy was a devoted wife and mother. She was also very devoted to her faith and never wavered during difficult times. She was greatly loved and will be missed. Everyone who knew her was blessed by her presence. I pray for comfort and sweet memories for my dear cousins: Tom, Jeff, Ben, Jill, and Cy.

Love you all! Janey Mae

Lana Edwards

30 July 2020

Dear Perkins Family,
I had the pleasure of knowing Mrs Nancy Perkins. She was an outspoken and determined lady. She had a kind heart and a humble soul. She made an impact on my heart in many ways. It was a Blessing to have served her in her time of need. My condolence to the family. Remember the Love and joy of her. For one day you will rejoice and sing praise again. Hallelujah!
Love ya

Bishene fISHER

28 July 2020

Jeff and family,

We are so sorry to hear of the passing of your mom. I guess it was time she wanted to be an angel and be beside your dad. We offer our deepest condolences. RIP

Bishene and Larry

Michael Biehunko

27 July 2020

I was a partner at Rosewood Funeral Chapels until I retired in May of 2016. I had the extreme pleasure of meeting Mrs. Perkins some 35 plus years ago through her sons Tom and Jeff and there extended families when we all lived at Fox Run Apartments. The entire Perkins family are some of the finest people I have ever known. Once you were friends with this family believe me it was forever. Every time I saw Mrs. Perkins she was always so kind and had such a big heart. I helped the Perkins family with many funeral arrangements through the years when I was at Rosewood. It was always a pleasure to work with all of them. I'm glad we all remained friends after leaving Fox Run. Many blessings to the family.

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FROM THE FAMILY

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