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Bernice P. Perkins, RDN, CSP, 85, was called to her heavenly home Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Her life’s journey began April 5, 1931, as the daughter of the late Sadie M. and Willie B. Perry Sr. of Mississippi.
Mrs. Perkins pursued a Master’s Degree in Nutrition. She retired as a supervisor of the Nutrition Department at the Veterans Administration after 40 years of dedicated service. Upon moving to Williamsburg, she joined hands in fellowship with New Zion Baptist Church. She was a faithful servant of God and was a devoted member of the Senior Choir, director of the Health Ministry and a volunteer for the Adult Day-Care. Her favorite pastime was playing golf. Her positive input regarding health and dietary issues will be greatly missed by everyone.
She leaves to cherish her blessed memories her husband, James Perkins; sister, Marilyn Watson; brother, Willie B. Perry Jr.; a niece and eight nephews; and other loving relatives and a host of caring friends.
A service of remembrance will be held at noon Thursday, March 9, at New Zion Baptist Church with Dr. Robert A. Whitehead officiating. Family and friends will assemble at the church by 11:30 a.m. on Thursday. Interment will follow in the church cemetery.