Jane Perdue

June 12, 1926May 14, 2018

Frances Jane Adams Perdue, 91, died Monday, May, 14, 2018, surrounded by her family after a brief illness.

Jane was born in Jones County on June 12, 1926. She graduated high school in Jones County as valedictorian of her class. She graduated from Mississippi College with honors, and then taught English in the Pearl school system.

Jane later returned to Mississippi College School of Law and was a member of the first graduating class. She practiced law in Pearl for many years. She served as public defender in Rankin County for approximately 10 years and was a well-respected and compassionate Juvenile Court Judge for 11 years. She also served as Family Masters Judge for the Rankin County Chancery Court.

She was a long time member of Pearson Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for over 40 years.

Jane is survived by her sons, Michael Perdue (Lynne), and Harry Perdue (Ginger); 3 grandchildren, Jana Stanley (Aaron), Julie Puckett (Gary), and Clayton Perdue; and 2 great-grandchildren, Janie and Cate Stanley.

She is predeceased by her husband, Roy Perdue, and daughter, Dixie Perdue Haslob.

Visitation will be 5:00-8:00pm, Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at Baldwin-Lee Funeral Home in Pearl. Services will be held at 10:00am, Thursday, May 17, 2018, in the funeral home chapel with interment in Floral Hills Memory Gardens in Pearl.


  • Michael Perdue & wife Lynne, Son
  • Harry Perdue & wife Ginger, Son
  • Jana Stanley & husband Aaron, Grandchild
  • Julie Puckett & husband Gary, Grandchild
  • Clayton Perdue, Grandchild
  • Great-Grandchildren: Janie and Cate Stanley


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 16, 2018
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 17, 2018

Jane Perdue

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Vera Worsham

May 16, 2018

So very sad to learn that Jane has passed. She was such an influence at church and school. Later to know that she was helping the community even more as an attorney. I always admired that she went back for this degree when she was older.
Jane, Roy and family were so very special to the Valentour family. I remember getting excited when we went over to watch their color TV (first in area if I remember correctly) They also trusted me to baby sit. It was great to always get to see her when I was home for a visit.

Prays for comfort to the family. Let your wonderful memories help ease the pain. Thanks for sharing Jane with us.
Vera Valentour Worsham

Buddy Casey

May 15, 2018

Jane was a wonderful part of my life since I can remember. Mike was my best friend in high school. The picture is from our visit at my mother’s 90th birthday.