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Thelma (Baker) Perkins

December 28, 1928 ~ February 6, 2021 (age 92)


II Timothy 4:6-7

“For I am now ready to be offered and the time of my departure is at hand.  I have fought a good fight.  I have finished my course. I have kept the faith”.


     Thelma, as she was affectionately known by most, was born December 28, 1928 in Pitt County North Carolina to the late Phillip Leroy Baker and Rena Daniels Baker. 

     Thelma was a graduate of Pitt County Schools.  She was also a member of St. John Missionary Baptist Church where she served on the Usher Board. She was a member of the Eastern Star, she loved old time gospel and quartet singers.  Thelma was a very kind and humble person whom never met a stranger.  She always encouraged her children and others to always do their best and believe in God. 

     Thelma worked on the farm, and was a loving homemaker.  She worked at Tar Landing Seafood and also did factory work at Empire Brush Inc.  She was a very passionate caregiver to many over the years. 

     Thelma was preceded in death by her husband, James Curtis Perkins; sons, Luther and Oscar Perkins; daughter, Thelma M. Perkins; sisters, Mary B. Shaw, Jessie B. Thompson, Viola Baker and Ernestine B. Fleming; brothers, Herman, Henry, and Leroy Baker; and niece Dorothy Waiters. 

     Thelma leaves to cherish her memory, two daughters, Peggy Cox and Jennie (Willie) Hedgepeth of Greenville, North Carolina; sons, James (Fannie) Perkins of Stokes, North Carolina, Phillip (Theresa) Perkins of Williamston, North Carolina, Lawrence (Carolyn), Ronnie (Judith), Connie (Rose), and Timothy (Patricia) Perkins all of Greenville, North Carolina; sister, Lossie B. Bunn and Jean Outlaw of Greenville, North Carolina; and a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


On behalf of Rountree Family Mortuary, we want to extend our sincere condolences to your family in the passing of your loved one.  We want to thank you for trusting us with their care.  Rountree Family Mortuary realize we face challenging times in the midst of the current public health crisis caused by the Coronavirus (COVID-19). 

Rountree Family Mortuary realize that many of you are receiving questions from family members and have questions of your own related to the Coronavirus.  Rountree Family Mortuary pledges to do everything, within the mandated governmental guidelines, to ensure you have peace of mind and are able to grieve and celebrate the life and memories of your loved one like everyone else before the emergency procedures took effect.

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It is critically important that families be allowed to share their loss with others through a traditional family gathering.  Rountree Family Mortuary is willing to help you plan a more traditional service once the public health circumstances have improved.  This is a rapidly evolving situation and information and guidance change frequently.  We will continue to update you with new or relevant information as the need arises.

Rountree Family Mortuary is dedicated to continuing helping families find healing and hope even in the worst of times.  

May God bless you and keep you,



The funeral service for Mrs. Perkins will be live-streamed via Facebook, under Terence Rountree. Look for the green "R."

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February 11, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Rountree Family Mortuary & Cremation Services
3152 US Hwy 17 S
Chocowinity, NC 27817

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