Michelle Dawn Perkins

December 17, 1968November 18, 2021

Michelle Dawn Perkins, age 52, of Cary, North Carolina passed away on Thursday, November 18, 2021. Michelle was born December 17, 1968 in Cape Girardeau, MO.

It is with great sadness that the family announce the sudden passing of Michelle after a battle with cancer.

She will be lovingly remembered by father and mother, Ken and Janet Enke, brother Michael Enke, son Jacob Perkins and daughter Isabella and their father Tom Perkins, fiance Mark Adam, cousin Christine Gaither, aunts Charlotte Wills and Carolyn Rouviere and uncle John Wills. She will be missed by many, many friends and co-workers.

Michelle was a graduate of Cape Central High School and completed her Bachelor's Degree in Communications at Southeast Missouri State University. She was very active in her sorority Delta Delta Delta.

After graduation she moved to Raleigh, NC and began a career in Communications; at the time of her death, she held the position as Marketing Director with Mercury Gate at Regency Park in Cary, NC.

Michelle intensely loved her family and pets, spending time at the beach, dancing to 80’s music (her favorite song, “Africa” by Toto) and enjoying a glass of vino on the porch. Among her favorite memories was a trip to the Amalfi coast in Italy with her fiance Mark and embracing all of lifes pleasures. She was known for her kindness, generous nature, and passion for life.

A public memorial will be announced at a later date in both her former home in Cary, NC and in her hometown of Cape Girardeau, MO.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the American Cancer Society or Juvenile Diabetes in her memory.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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Brittney Keller

November 30, 2021

I still find myself in disbelief and it’s difficult to find the words to describe how much she will be missed. I had the honor to work with Michelle over the last couple years at MercuryGate.

She was witty, kind, mindful and an intelligent colleague who was a magician with writing and creative thinking.

My heart goes out to her family and friends - a very special person who is already missed. Rest In Peace Michelle.

Phil Melton

November 23, 2021

Over the last couple of years I had the pleasure of working closely with Michelle. I always told her that I was her puppet and she was the puppeteer as she always made my job fun and easy.
I will miss her smile and wit, but most of all her caring spirit. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.

Michelle Wagner-Talley

November 23, 2021

I am in shock, I have so many beautiful memories w/ Michelle, she encompassed kindness & ❤ love. Treasure those around you, & may God send his spirit of peace solace & comfort to all who shared her life❣

Laura Beth Eck

November 22, 2021

Michelle was one of the kindest persons I have ever known. She was a true friend and sister. I will remember the fun times we had together in high school and then in college as my Tri-Delta sorority sister. May God give her parents, brother, children & fiancé peace and comfort in the days ahead!

Sara Milham

November 22, 2021

We have many fond memories of of Michelle and her family over the years. But my most recent memory of her was just only a few weeks ago sitting on the Backdeck with her loving fiance Mark and some of our best friends drinking wine and having a good time talking about Italy and planning trips. I will cherish that moment forever along with many other amazing memories we've shared. We will miss you, your loving heart and your beautiful smile. Our heart goes out to all of your loved ones left behind. Heaven picked you to soon and you will be forever in out hearts.

Erin Hatfield

November 22, 2021

I’m so saddened by this news. Michelle was the first friendly face I met at my first ‘adult’ job at Cramblitt & Co., and we later worked together again at DPR Group. I remember sharing so many conversations about tv, music, and book recommendations with her, and the laughs, oh my the laughs!! I know her spirit will be greatly missed by so many. Sending you my love.

Milayne Cordova

November 22, 2021

I had the pleasure to work with Michelle and from day one she was extremely helpful, kind, and made me feel welcomed. She was a gentle soul, smart, and never lost an opportunity to laugh and make others laugh.

She will be greatly missed by all who got a chance to know her. My sincere condolences and prayers to her family and friends during this difficult time of grief.

Rest In Peace Michelle.

Joe Andrukaitis

November 22, 2021

I had the great fortune of working with Michelle for almost ten years at two different companies. She was a trusted teammate, confidant, and advisor, but more importantly, she was a kind and generous spirit who improved the days for those around her.

Anyone who knew Michelle knew she loved music, especially ‘80s music, and one of my fondest memories from our years together is when she and I sang “(I’ve Had) The Time of My Life” at the Blue Frog karaoke bar in Chicago.

My heart is broken for her family and loved ones, and I’m praying for their strength during this time.

Amy Perry

November 22, 2021

I am so sorry to hear of Michelle's passing. I worked with her at MercuryGate. I always enjoyed talking with her and she was always so eager to help. We will miss her very much. My deepest condolences to her family and friends.

Rosalia Butler

November 22, 2021

I will miss your sweet smile and caring nature. You were taken from us way too soon. I will miss you, my friend