Gayden Perkins Sr.
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Gayden Perkins, Sr., A resident of Zachary, LA, passed away on Friday, January 1, 2021 at the age of 97. He was a decorated United States Army World War II Veteran; and was awarded a Bronze Star Metal for heroic service during combat. After being honorably discharged from the Army, he was employed by Laborers Local Union 1177 until he retired. He was a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Ethel, LA, where he served as chairman of the deacon board for over 40 years. Deacon Perkins is survived by 12 children, namely Willie J. Perkins(Joyce), Donald R. Perkins (Tina), Sidney A. Perkins, John L. Perkins(Helen), Leroy Perkins, Sylvester Perkins, Sr. (Janice), Richard D. Perkins (Wanda), George L. Perkins, MacArthur Perkins, Jacqueline A. Perkins, Ida D. Perkins Hill, Brunetta Perkins Nalls (Chris). He will be deeply missed by his 23 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends. He is preceded in death by his wife of 62 years, Ida Lee Perkins; both parents, Bessie McKneely and John Perkins; stepfather, Leander McKneely (by whom he was raised); father and mother-in law, Flander and Elnora Brooks; eldest son, Gayden Perkins, Jr.; and sister. Johnnie Mae Perkins Spann. A walk-thru visitation will be held at Richardson Funeral Home, 11816 Jackson Street, Clinton, LA on Friday, January 8, 2021 from 5-7pm. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 9, 2021 at 11am at Fairview Baptist Church (attendance will be limited to immediate family members only due to covid-19 Pandemic). The service will be conducted by Rev. Barry Sterling, Sr. Interment at Greenbriar Cemetery immediately following the funeral services. Arrangements entrusted to Richardson Funeral Home of Clinton (225) 683-5222.

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Published in The Advocate from Jan. 6 to Jan. 9, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
JAN
8
Visitation
05:00 - 07:00 PM
JAN
9
Funeral service
11:00 AM
Fairview Baptist Church
JAN
9
Interment
Greenbriar Cemetery
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13 entries
January 11, 2021
With Condolences And Deepest Sympathy To The Perkins Family In The Loss Of Your Father. May The Good Lord Bless You All Always.
Mrs. Beverly A. Davis
January 9, 2021
To A Wonderful Family with so much memories that you will have of your love one. Your DAD was a wonderful person he was there when my dad passed away talk on behalf of my dad at his funeral. ( Mr.Frank Milligan Sr.) God have a plan for each an every one of us. R.I.P. Soldier, Mr.Perkins.
Mrs. Gaytha Milligan & Brenda Williams
January 9, 2021
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always paw paw.
Jay
Grandchild
January 8, 2021
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Shirley &Eddie Paul
Friend
January 8, 2021
Thank you for your service Mr. Perkins, May you Rest In Peace
Thankful American
Friend
January 8, 2021
To the Perkins Family my heart is broken over the loss of your father. May God give you strength to help you in your sorrow. There no great love like that of a father and Grand father you will be truly miss.
Janice Ghoram Perkins
Family
January 8, 2021
Ina I offer my deepest condolences to you and your family. Know that there is no sorrow that heaven can not heal. Look to the hills from where all of your help comes from and the God of all peace will comfort you.

Rod Odom
Rod Odom
Coworker
January 7, 2021
Sincere condolences
VIVIAN WRIGHT
Neighbor
January 7, 2021
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.
Ledoris Allen
Neighbor
January 7, 2021
As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.
Blanche A. Ginyard
Neighbor
January 7, 2021
To the Perkins Family, we give our condolence on the passing of your father Deacon Perkins. A great man of God has been called from labor to reward. We are praying for strength to guide you'll through.

The East Feliciana Male Chorus
January 6, 2021
You will be greatly missed. You were an awesome father-n- law. You may not be hear anymore but you will be in my heart forever. if I could write a story. It would be the greatest ever told of a kind and loving father-n-law who had the heart fo gold. I will forever miss you.

Helen Perkins
Daughter-in-Law
January 6, 2021
Love You paw paw. Going to miss you. Give grandma a big hug and kiss for me.
~Fayonna(Ethan) and lil John
Fayonna Perkins
Grandchild
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