Martha Jean Perkins

December 29, 1929April 16, 2021

Martha Jean Perkins, 91, of Norphlet, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at the John R. Williamson Hospice House. She was born December 29, 1929 to Hugh N. Neale and Mattie Bell Neale in Springdale, AR.

Martha was a faithful member of the Norphlet United Methodist Church, were she served as church secretary for many years. She retired from the Lion Oil Company land department in 1958, leaving a career she loved to care for her growing family. Nana was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She cherished time with her family and was happiest when surrounded by those she loved.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Richard E. Perkins; infant child, Elizabeth Perkins; and sister, Anna Bell Seekman.

She is survived by two daughters, Susan Carmichael (Dewayne) of El Dorado, Carolyn Perkins of Norphlet; three grandchildren, Chase Carmichael (Taylor) and Chad Carmichael (Jenny), Miranda Couvillion; and three great grandchildren.

Funeral services, under the direction of Young’s Funeral Directors, will be private.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Norphlet United Methodist Church, 505 E. Padgett Street, Norphlet, AR 71759 or to the John R. Williamson Hospice House, 2301 Champagnolle Rd., El Dorado, AR 71730.

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Leanne Hudson-Murphy

April 25, 2021

I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was such a an amazing cook. I remember all the great care packages she would send to you while we were in college. Her chocolate super moist bunt cake was my favorite! Keeping you and Susan in my prayers.

Karon Sturdivant Mathews

April 21, 2021

Susan and Carolyn,
I have very fond memories of you and your parents. May your mother’s memory comfort you both, and be a blessing to you and your families.

Janice Jones Harris

April 20, 2021

Mrs. Perkins was always so wonderful to me during my school years - 1970s in America /need I say more . She opened the doors of her home & welcomed me with open arms. I enjoyed many cookies and cakes prepared just for me. Her big beautiful smile would always lifts my spirits as she greeted me and welcome me into a home. Her beautiful kind loving caring spirit will never be forgotten. Rest In loving peace Mrs Perkins.

My condolences to the family.

debra perdue

April 19, 2021

Susan , Carolyn, and all of your family members. I am so sorry for your loss. I have such fond sweet memories of Mrs. Perkins. Trips driving us to cheerleader camps and so many other things. She was always smiling. May Gods grace comfort you all during this difficult time. Debra Guinn Perdue.

Pat Lowery

April 19, 2021

Just read due to being out of town.I'm so truly sorry for your loss.
May God be with all and give you Peace. Love ya Susan