Shirley Ann Perkins
May 14, 1940 - Nov 29, 2017
On the wings of a dove God shared his love when he sent Shirley Ann
we were all part of his plan….
Shirley was born in Davilla, Texas on May 14, 1940 to Ralph & Magnolia Bowser. The fifth child of seven siblings; Lillian, Loretta, Lonzetta, Barbara (Jeannie), James, Marie & Ann.
Shirley was “OUR” Angel here on earth. She was soft spoken and always sharing a kind word to all. She was honored to answer her Grandchildren (Damion (Sanmaier), Geromi, Michael II, Ashlee & SaVaadra & Great Grands (Damion II & Daejah) each and every time either would call her name “MoMo”.
It was clear to all that encountered her that she was “Someone Special” and on a journey.
On June 14, 1958 Shirley married her soulmate Sylvester Perkins in Texas. Together they loved and raised their family of 6 children , (five daughters and one son, Frank Jr who proceded her in death.)
Shirley confessed to Christ at an early age. She become a memeber of the St. John Missionary Usher board, in which she served for many years. Shirley was known for her gift of clothing artistry and design. She spent several years sewing for the Ushers at St Johns Missionary Baptist Church.
In recent years Shirley dedicated her free time to sewing and donating her custom blankets to the local childrens hospital in Sacramento. Not to mention she made all of her children and grand childrens clothes, baby blankets, wall art, baby books, bridesmaid dresses, prom dresses and most recently she designed her 1st grand daughters wedding veil, and attented her wedding on September 30, 2017.
Shirley was well known for her love and dedication to family. She took on the responsibility as primary caregiver to all of her grand children and great grand children, while their parents worked.
Her duties included numerous field trips, art projects, homework checks, naptimes and some love taps. ( especially to those mischevious grandboys).
She leaves to cherish her loving memory her beloved husband of 58 years, Sylvester Frank Perkins (Syl).
Her five daughters: Zelma Ann Perkins, Jewel Marie Jeffries (Anne), son in law Michael Jeffries, Bobbi Jean Hill , Patricia Lynn Perkins and Lysa Anette Perkins.
Her five grand children: Damion Price ( Sanmaier Price )
Geromi Clay, Michael Jeffries II , Ashlee Nikol Jeffries – Gardner (Raymond Gardner) and Savaadra Hill. And two great grand children: Damion Price II and Daejah Price.
Her five sisters : Lonzetta Fields (Ervin Fields), Loretta Bowser, Barbara Metter , Marie Abdalla (Marcos Abdalla), and Ann Cozine (George Cozine)
Also to cherish her memory a host of neices, nephews, relatives and friends.
My flesh and my heart may fail
but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever …
– Psalm 73-26