Dr. Rev. Thomas Hill Perkins, Sr. born on January 27, 1933, left his earthly home on Wednesday, May 17, 2023 to join his heavenly Father.
In his 72 years of ministry, he pastored numerous churches in Mississippi and Alabama. His latest church was Faith Baptist Church in Bessemer, Alabama.
He leaves behind his very best friend, the love of his life, mother of his 4 adult children and his life partner of 73 years Elizabeth Perkins. He also leaves to cherish his memories Thomas H. Perkins Jr. (Miriam), Diane (David) Brown, Joyce Perkins and Lanita Jackson. He leaves 3 grandchildren, Jeffery (Jami) Brown, Brittney Bethune and Laurie Brown, 10 great grandchildren, Isaiah, Isaac and Harrison Brown, Ella, Rylan, Masyn, and Kane Burgess, Star Rearden, Shaleah and Shaniya Bethune, 1 step granddaughter, Grace Wilson, and many nieces, nephews, and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Dalton and Robbie Perkins, brother, A.A. Perkins and 3 grandchildren, Tiffany, Shelby and Evangelia.
Brother Perkins devoted his life to the calling of Jesus Christ and was a shepherd of his flocks with compassion and grace. He truly believed in the Great Commission to evangelize across the nation. “Well done my good and faithful servant.” Matthew 25:23
The visitation for Brother Perkins will be held on Sunday, May 21st at Jefferson Memorial Funeral Home from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. The funeral service for Brother Perkins will be held at Jefferson Memorial’s chapel on Monday, May 22nd at 10:00 a.m. Following the chapel service family and friends will gather at Furnace Hill Cemetery 8000 Hwy 18, Vernon, AL 35592 for the committal service. Estimated time of arrival is 1:30 p.m.