of Elaine, AR
July 23, 1931 - August 30, 2020
Mary Lou Perkins, age 89, of Elaine, Arkansas passed away Sunday, August 30, 2020 in Marianna to the late W.C. Steward and Cora Bridges Carr Steward in Luxora, Arkansas. Mrs. Perkins was a member of Lambrook Baptist Church and she worked in the cafeteria for the Elaine School District.She is survived by her daughter, Wanda Fowler; grandchildren, Randy Bishop, Glen Gibson, Jr., Macon Perkins (Kelly) and Katie Perkins; six great-grandchildren, Jordan Young, Hadyn Steiner, Dillon Perkins, Logan Perkins, Taylor Perkins and Mack Faulkner; one great-great-grandchild, Levi Slane; and a host of other family and friends.She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Eugene Perkins; son, Farris Wayne Perkins; and six sisters.A funeral service for Mary Lou Perkins will be held at 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, September 1, 2020 at Roller-Citizens Funeral Home. Visitation will be prior to the service beginning at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Sunset Memorial Park in West Helena. Brother Fred Garrison will officiate.Pallbearers are Kaleb Hall, Edwin George, Steven Simpson, Randy Armstead, Jagger Treat and Jordan Treat. Honorary pallbearers are Melvin George, Johnny Williamson, Floyd Carey, Ricky Carey and Billy Graham.Services will be directed by Roller-Citizens Funeral Home, West Helena, (870) 572-2571. Roller-Citizens Funeral Home is complying with the guidelines from the Arkansas Department of Health and the CDC regarding COVID-19. Social distancing of at least six feet must be practiced and a face mask covering both mouth and nose must be worn. All funeral attendees must provide their own masks.
She was one of my favorite readers for many years at the library. Enjoyed many good conversations together. We appreciate all the many birthday cards she sent to us over the years. And the tasty pickles she made & shared with us. Her life's journey is over. She was a hard worker & touched many lives. Mrs. Mary will be remembered fondly. May God be with each of you.
Hoping comfort can be drawn from knowing that your family are in the thoughts and prayers of many during this difficult time.
Wanda , so sorry for the loss of your mom. Prayers for you
So sorry for your loss!May God bless your family and hold you tight in the palm of his hand.
Wanda and family, my thoughts and prayers go out to you with the passing of Ms Mary. She loved her Lord, her church, and her family, and now has finished her long journey in life.Rest in peace, dear lady.John Wildberger
Wanda and Family:I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.