September 27, 1933 ~ January 4, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old


Mrs. Joyce L. Perkins was born September 27, 1933 in Ledbetter, Texas to the late L V Colvin and Norvelle Jackson. In early childhood, Joyce attended school in Giddings and Somerville, Texas. At this young age, she attained top grades and honors. She remained an honor student throughout grade school and college. Joyce was an Alumni Honor Graduate at Phillis Wheatly High School. Throughout her life, she made it her goal to help others achieve their goals. She was the person you’d go to for support, guidance and advice.

Joyce found Christ in Giddings, Texas at twelve years old, under the pastorage of Reverend Kemp. In 1949, Joyce joined New Light Baptist Church and was a member under Pastor P. S. Wilkerson Sr. Later, Joyce became a member of New Mount Pleasant Baptist Church under Pastor LaBeau.

Joyce is a longtime resident of San Antonio, Texas. She retired from the United States Post Office. Joyce is well known from the downtown office, the main office, and best known at the Dobie Station Post Office. She was selfless with her service during the many decades there.

Joyce was the widow of her dear husband, Mr. Smith Perkins Jr. On December 29, 1952, Joyce and Smith were united in holy matrimony. Their union was fruitful. They gave all their love to family and friends. They provided more than the necessities of their family needs, and wants. Joyce was meticulous, and a powerful listener. She was prayerful, happy, giving, loving, and a great provider. She was abundantly forgiving. At sunset, Joyce was beautiful, and fabulous at eighty-nine years old!

Joyce is loved, and leaves to mourn five sons, Marvin Perkins (Debra), Michael Perkins, Bertram Perkins, Russell Perkins, and Rodney Perkins (Jeanne). Three daughters, Carrie Perkins, Allisa McVea (Wyatt), and Madalyn Jones (Ken). Eleven grandchildren, Carlos Coleman, Andrey Perkins (Sara), Brian Perkins, Ronald Perkins (Christie), Marcus Braggs, Linee Perkins, Christopher McVea, Alexandria Perkins, Brandon Simmons, Armad Edmonds, and Chloe Jones; ten great-grandchildren, Alexys Mathis, Isaiah Perkins, Amiya Braggs, Noah Perkins, Joshua Perkins, Charlize Perkins, Elijah Perkins, Mackayla Perkins, Tulip Perkins, and Rhyatt Perkins. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law, Robert Palmer Sr (Betty), Langston Palmer Sr, Oscar Palmer Jr; sisters-in-law, Delilah Palmer Austin, Sally Moss, and Juanita Palmer. The Turner family. One special first cousin, Bobbie Cunningham (King) and children. Special second cousins, the Taplin family, and many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Joyce is proceeded in death by her loving husband, Smith Perkins Jr; both parents; sister, Frankie J. Turner (Alfonso); niece, Jeannie Long; nephew, Tommie Turner; guardian grandparents, Robert and Daisy Jackson; daughters-in-law, Elenore Perkins, and Elisa Perkins.


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January 24, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lewis Funeral Home
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
January 25, 2023

12:00 PM
New Mt. Pleasant Baptist Church
1639 Hays St.,
San Antonio, TX 78202

January 25, 2023

2:00 PM
Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
1520 Harry Wurzbach Rd.
San Antonio, TX 78209


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