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Julius Roy Perkins

16 février 19573 août 2020

Julius Roy Perkins passed away August 3, 2020. He was born February 16, 1957. Due to the COVID-19 Statues, a memorial will be held on the anniversary of his death in 2021 at San Leandro Funeral Home in San Leandro California. His body is being flown to Jacksonville Florida (his birth home) per his previous request. His funeral will be held in Jacksonville Florida with his immediate family members. Julius retired from the Port of Oakland after 28 years of service. He was affiliated with the City of Refuge and The Love Center. Julius was a Master of Music. He was well known as the “best and greatest professional DJ” for 41 years throughout the Bay Area. He touched countless lives through his music, using it to transform and bring joy and happier times to anyone he met, earning the name, “Joy Roy”. He always wore a smile regardless of how he felt. His mission in life was to encourage and transfer positive energy to everyone. Julius attended numerous concerts. His favorite artist and longtime friend was Chaka Khan. He traveled to several countries and met various celebrities including President Nelson Mandela, Reverend Jesse Jackson, and Congressman John Lewis. A life well lived and now his smile and laughter are echoing throughout Heaven. Julius will be deeply missed but forever in our hearts. He leaves to cherish in his memory: sisters Jean Jones (Frederick), Doris Horne Stinson Keglar, and Jewell Perkins Mitchell and a host of nephews, nieces, cousins, and friends.

Mr. Perkin's Graveside service will take place at Edgewood Cemetery on August 21st 2020 at 10:00 am. Address, 4519 N. Edgewood Dr. Jacksonville, Florida 32219, Phone number 904-765-2484.

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Jeffrey Jones

août 27, 2020

I worked for the Port of Oakland in Safety and Environmental Compliance. Julius was one of my favorite people. He could figure out how to do things I needed to get done. Odd things like having to attach badges to storm drains saying "Drains to Bay" so that people wouldn't dump stuff down there. It sounds simple, but getting those things to stick in the hostile environment of the harbor was a challenge that he figured out. Julius also once saved my reputation. I played in a jazz band that performed only at fundraisers. We were all set to play at a Port-sponsored event for Oakland schools when I couldn't make it. Julius jumped in at very short notice and was a big hit. Nobody looked better than Julius in a tux.

Mattie Yates

août 27, 2020

Julius was a very nice and friendly person. He was one of my friends during his/my employment at the Port of Oakland. He was the D.J. at my retirement. He will be missed.

Iris Merriouns

août 16, 2020

He was loved and will be missed, by many. We shared love for Chaka one of my favorite artist.
His DJ style gave me life at the white parties.
When I think of Julius it brings a smile to my face.
Keeping his family, friends and loved ones in thought and prayer
May he rest in peace,
Peace and Blessings,
Iris

Pamela Martin-Bobo

août 11, 2020

Julius was my dear friend for over 42 years. He brought joy and happiness to all of us. He was a sympathetic and kind loving friend at all times, especially when he felt that it was needed. When my mom passed it was Julius who held my hand, dried my tears and prayed for me. Julius would always know exactly what to say when you needed an encouraging word. His beautiful smile would always lift your spirit when he entered a room. That smile was Overwhelmingly contagious. I thank God everyday for giving us such an Angel to walk with along this life’s journey. Julius you will tremendously be missed, and you will never be forgotten. Love You Forever My Friend,
Pamela Martin-Bobo

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Backyard Barbeque at Bruce & Tony Cleveland's house

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Julius the Best Man at our Wedding

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DJ Julius

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Julius and Hermon

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SFBAF Inc. White Party at Lake Merritt

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Backyard Barbeque at Bruce & Tony Cleveland's house

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Julius the Best Man at our Wedding

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DJ Julius

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Julius and Hermon

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SFBAF Inc. White Party at Lake Merritt

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Julius with his sister Jewell

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Julius and Marlayna