Ronnie “Perk” Perkins was born on Nov. 15, 1965, in Pitt County. He departed this earth and gained his wings on March 8, 2023, at the ECU Medical Center in Greenville.
He was the youngest of eight siblings to the late Zeno Perkins, Jr. and Marjorie Ebron Perkins.
Ronnie graduated from North Pitt High School, class of 1984, in Bethel,, and attended Pitt Community College, majoring in Business.
Perk was known for his strong work ethic. He worked at a supervisory level for several companies throughout Pitt County. His last employer was DENSO, where he served as Team Leader.
He attended and sang the choir at St. John’s MBC Soul-Saving Center in Stokes, NC.
His love of sports began with playing football at North Pitt High School. Perk loved his sports, especially the Washington Commanders and UNC Chapel Hill basketball (Go Heels!). In addition, he loved and cherished time spent with family —laughing, joking, cooking and playing games.
Ronnie, at all times, loved to make his momma smile from bringing her caps, hard candy and cooking corn (one of her favorite meals). During the holiday seasons, he took great pleasure in giving gifts to mom and Loisey and never expecting a gift in return. His older siblings loved spending time with him by meeting at the house out in the country. He would always get his water from his momma’s house (according to Ronnie, the city water just did not taste good).
Perk enjoyed and took time with his nieces and nephews when they came to visit, from going to the movies, skating, hosting BBQs, go-carting and playing board games. His spirit was infectious to all who had the privilege of his time and he always had a smile on his face.
He was preceded in death by his mother and father, grandparents, Mr. Zeno Perkins, Sr. and Mrs. Luberta Perkins.
Ronnie Perkins leaves to cherish his memory four sisters, Velma Askew (Larry) of Long Island, NY, Lavonne and Deloris Perkins of Stokes and Delilah Perkins Warner (Odell) of Asheboro; three brothers, Danny Perkins (Pamela) of East Orange, NJ, Leonard Perkins of Little Ferry, NJ, Carlos Perkins of Stokes; three aunts, Gracie Rumph of Rahway, NJ, Bettie Hunter of Rahway, NJ, and a special connection with Peggy Robertson of Stokes; one uncle, Charles Perkins (Faye) of Winterville; Mr. Chris Phelps and family of Stokes; Johnny and Kathy Phelps of Stokes. He will be sorely missed by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
His funeral services were held on Saturday, March 18, 2023, at St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church Soul-Saving Center in Stokes,. He was interred in Homestead Memorial Gardens in Greenville.