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Mamie Perkins

October 5, 1943 ~ February 13, 2019 (age 75)

Mamie D Perkins, age 75, journeyed from this life into eternal rest with the Lord on Wednesday morning, February 13, 2019. She was born October 5, 1943 in Cleveland Tennessee to the late Elder  A.L. and Minnie Thomas. 

Mamie was preceded in death by her parents; Elder A.L. Thomas and Minnie F. Thomas; her son Jeffery S. White, by one week; two brothers, Felix, and Abraham jr. Thomas;  her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Izola and Paul Perkins Sr.; her stepson, Farrell Isom; sister-in-law, Mary Sue Perkins: brothers-in-law, Leon Shelby, Alvin Phillips,  Eddie Dancy, and James Bailey.

Mamie was a graduate of College Hill High school, where she was a dedicated cheerleader.  ​She was a member of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Cleveland, Tn. where the Rev. Freeman Ray is the pastor. She joined Shiloh under the leadership of Rev. Alfred B Johnson Sr. and was a faithful member of the Usher Board until her illness. 


Mamie was married to the late Jesse White Sr. and to this union three children were born, Amy, Jesse Jr., and the late Jeffery White. She was employed at Millers Department Store for a number of years. After the death of her first husband, she was later united in Holy Matrimony with Elijah P. Perkins for twenty seven years.   Both Mamie and Elijah were employed with the Magic Chef Cooperation. Elijah was a truck driver for forty-three years and Mamie was a line worker.   After the name changed from Magic Chef to Maytag, they both later retired from the company. 

Mamie enjoyed traveling and camping. She was an architect designer and builder, with a creativeness that only she could see in a home like no one else could, and she would redesign the home to perfection.  Mamie also had a liking for all kinds cooking gadgets and tools. She developed the landscape of her yard into a place of beauty where she loved hosting backyard weenie roast in the fall.

​You never had to wonder what Mamie was thinking, because she was a woman who spoke her mind and was willing to give her opinion by stating the fact. 

She had a giving spirit and always gave unconditionally from her heart. Mamie was a woman of sophistication, who looked regal in her hats, which she cherished.

It was a joy for her to host the Monday Night Community Bible Study, lead by Rev. Mattie Benton for over 12 years. She freely welcomed all into her home who was willing to study the Word of God.  She was also a Cancer survivor.

Mamie leaves to cherish her memories, her husband, Elijah P Perkins who was a veteran of the United States Army; her daughter, Amy (Sam) Cramer and her son, 

Jesse White Jr.; granddaughters, Jessica White, Lakisha White, and Ieisha White; great granddaughter, McKenzie and great grandson, Tashaun White;

sisters, Annie Dancy of Chattanooga, Betty Shelby, Marie Phillips, Carolyn Young, Rev. Mattie (Thomas) Benton, Cora Bailey all of Cleveland Tn., and Doris Simmons of Oklahoma; brother, Robert (Bridget) Thomas; stepchildren, Hustice (Dawn) Perkins, Tina Perkins, Daphnia Perkins; sisters-in-law, Delosie Seamore.  A host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Family will receive friends Saturday, February 23 from 11:30 AM until 12 o’clock noon service time, at Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, 3406 Blair Road, Cleveland Tennessee.  Pastor Freeman Ray will be the Eulogist and Rev. Edward S Robinson of Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church Officiating. Interment will be Monday, February 25, at 10:30,  Chattanooga National Cemetery, Chattanooga Tennessee. Patton funeral home is honored to serve the Perkins family. 


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