On January 18, 2021, at Lane Regional Hospital Willie James Perkins, "Cowboy", rode off into the sunset at the age of 64. He was a resident of Zachary and a member of Fairview Baptist Church in Ethel. Viewing will be held at Richardson Funeral Home of Clinton11816 Jackson Street Clinton, LA 70722, January 22, 2021, from 4-7pm. The funeral will be at the Fairview Baptist Church 5375 Greenbriar Rd, Ethel, LA 70730, January 23,2021, at 11:00 am with a viewing from 9-10:45. Interment in Greenbriar Cemetery, Ethel, LA. We are requesting that you wear a mask. The service can be viewed on YouTube. Remembering his life of 26 years is Joyce Perkins. Two sons Jason Jones (Adia) and Christopher Jones. He also had a stepson named Vladimir McCarty. He has eleven brothers and sisters; Donald R. Perkins (Tina), Sidney Perkins, John L. Perkins (Helen), Leroy A. Perkins, Sylvester Perkins Sr. (Joyce), Jacqueline A. Perkins, Ida D. Hill, Brunette Nalls (Chris), Richard D. Perkins (Wanda), George L. Perkins , MacArthur Perkins; His father and mother-in law Leroy and Elizabeth Lockett, sisters and brothers-in law ; Florence Wellons, Leroy Lockett ( Conchita), Linda Mays ( Travis) , Richard Lockett ( Iris), Lonnie Lockett, SR (Cathy), Jules Lockett ( Janice), Terrance Lockett, and Angela Lockett (Preston); 4 grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Mr. Perkins is preceded in death by his parents Gayden Perkins, Sr and Ida Lee Perkins; paternal grandparents Bessie McKneely and John Perkins and Leander McKneely; maternal grandparents Elnora Brooks, Flander Brooks and Emma Brooks; brother Gayden Perkins Jr.
Published in The Advocate from Jan. 20 to Jan. 23, 2021.