Morrell "Kip" Perkins Jr.

October 4, 1956January 9, 2013
Play Tribute Movie

Morrell Kipling (Kip) Perkins, Jr. died on January 9, 2013 from injuries suffered in a motorcycle accident. Kip, son of Morrell and Doris Perkins, was born on October 4, 1956 in Cartersville, GA. He graduated from Cartersville High School in 1975 where he served as a drum major for the marching band. After high school, Kip served his country in the Georgia National Guard. He attended Young Harris College and Kennesaw Jr. College, graduating with a Bachelor’s Degree in Agricultural Economics in 1979 from the University of Georgia. He spent many years working with his parents in their popular local restaurants, Morrell’s. He was well-known for his delicious culinary skills. For the last ten years, he we employed by AT&T. Music was always a driving force throughout Kip’s life. He was a very gifted and self-taught singer, pianist, organist, and guitarist. As a young man, he was a member of various rock bands and in more recent years was an avid participant in his church choir. Kip touched many lives with his musical abilities and passion. Kip was a loving, adoring, and devoted father who believed his two daughters were his proudest achievements in life. In addition, Kip enjoyed spending time with his family and especially his grandchildren. The outdoors was always an important part of enjoying life for Kip. He was an avid fisherman and a lover of nature. In 2008, Kip married Melony Kaye Godfrey. This marriage reignited the love of childhood sweethearts. They resided in Cartersville until her passing in October, 2011. Kip is survived by his mother Doris Ellen Childs Perkins, daughters Sarah Ellen Perkins Thompson and Brittony Kay Perkins, son-in-law Landon Thompson, grandchildren, Nora Elise and Joshua Ellett Thompson, sisters Jeanette Perkins Graves and Debbie Perkins (David) Turner, brother Frank (Karen) Perkins, 5 nephews, 2 nieces, and many great nephews and nieces, aunts and cousins, and close family friend Nan Brideau. He is preceded in death by his father Morrell K. Perkins, Sr., brother Robert (Bob) Cantrell, and sister Charlotte Perkins Johnson. Visitation for Kip will be held Sunday, January 13, 2013 from 4 to 7 pm at Owen Funeral Home in Cartersville. A memorial service for Kip will be held Monday, January 14, 2013, in Cartersville at Owen Funeral Home at 11 o’clock am. Funeral service and internment will be in Elberton, Georgia, on Tuesday, January 15, 2013, at Woodlawn United Methodist Church at 1 o’clock pm. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Kip’s memory to Woodlawn United Methodist Church located at 3780 Brad Dixon Road; Elberton, GA 30635.


  • Visistation Sunday, January 13, 2013
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 14, 2013

Morrell "Kip" Perkins Jr.

have a memory or condolence to add?


receive updates when new memories are posted

Harry Hodges

February 6, 2014

Doris, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Only heard about Kip's passing, today. Much love, Harry & Jen

Debbe Turner

February 2, 2013

I am Kiip's "other mother". I was 10 when he was born and I have been taking care of him to some degree all his life. I love him dearly and will miss him severely. However I know our heart strings are still attached.

January 20, 2013

Dear Doris and Jeanette,
I grieve with you the loss of Kip. He was so fine. It's only now that I hear of his passing. You're in my heart and prayers.
Mina Harper

January 17, 2013

Doris, so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and family. In His love, Harry & Jeanette

Connie Shaw

January 14, 2013

Kip was a kind wonderful man. Loved working with him. He will be greatly miss.

Frances Fuller

January 14, 2013

As others I worked with Kip at AT&T. I always talking to Kip. He was a very nice person. Through all the pain and suffering he always had a smile and a kind word for everyone. I will miss him.

January 14, 2013

Kip was a friend of mine all through Jr High school and High School.He was a humble guy and always had a positive attitude and a smile. Somebody you enjoyed being around. May God Bless his family during this hard time. Dee LeMay ( Cartersville Ga)

Gail Howe

January 14, 2013

Kip was a very good friend to me. He worked with me at AT&T for many years. He was a kind and loving man. He will be missed so much. May God bless you all!
Gail Howe

Rebecca Agan

January 14, 2013

Kip was a very sweet and dear friend and he is going to be greatly missed by all who knew him. He had the sweetest smile and those eyes always sparkled when he smiled which was often..i am truly sorry and want you to know your family will be in my thoughts and prayers....Rebecca friend..

Gail Howe

January 13, 2013

Kip was a friend of mine for several years, I worked with him at AT&T. He was a wonderful person, he loved to make us laugh with the jokes he told. He spoke of his family and his love for them. He will be missed very much. God bless you all.
Gail Howe (Cave Spring, Ga.)