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


  • Bobbi says:

    104 days
    Is that ALL!
    This time frame seems like an eternity
    But in reality it is a small frame
    Of time that I have not seen your face or heard your voice
    I now realize this was God’s choice
    To claim your destiny
    So for the life of me
    I have to REST & find my peace within
    For you are now residing in heaven on high
    Where you don’t need a wheel chair
    Where you don’t have to ask for anything
    You have been made whole
    This in itself is enough to console
    My broken heart

  • Patricia Perkins says:
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  • Patricia Perkins says:

    My Mama …….I MISS you soooooo much, but I know that you are watching over me…I know and thank you for it. I LOVE YOU FOREVER AND EVER!!

  • SavaadraHill says:

    My momo I miss you soooo much , 4 months of now hearing “hi baby girl how are you ?” When I would call to check in with ya. I wish I would of took advantage of that more bcus I miss your voice . 😢 but I know you’re looking down on me and I’m looking up at you . My angel I love you !

  • Bobbi says:

    Mother’s day without a Mother
    WOW! How do you do that
    Not sure what the day will bring
    I am hoping and praying that
    Inner peace will transcend
    And be plentiful for my family & kin
    Though not visible you will never be 4gotten
    Rest In Peace…SAP

  • SaVaadra Hill says:

    Approaching almost 1 year , 365 days without you here on this earth .. my birthday passed all I could think about the day before was ” dang I wont be getting that call” that happy birthday call as you would call the day before to make sure that you wouldnt forget and you never did. Last year I told you that i would give you a pass for not calling me like usual bcus I knew you were feeling well .. and then a little over a month later you’re gone. I was upset at first but now I think god knew he was going to call you home and in a way he was preparing me for the rest of my life without you. I think about you everyday, all the time, some days I cry , some days I just feel numb but most days I smile bcus I know you’re in peace and that brings a sense of peace to me. I love you and miss you so much momo !!!!

  • LYSA A PERKINS says:

    I sho’ miss you & I think about you everyday but I know you are in a heavenly place! nad I will see you again! You taught me so much and I know I was a pain in the butt, however that’s life I want to thank you very much for teaching about God! That’s the most amazing thing a parent can do THANK YOU I LOVE YOU!

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