Services for Marquita Andrea Perkins, 26, of Thomasville, are at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2010, at Richland Missionary Baptist Church where she was a member. The Rev. Henry L. Mathis, pastor, will officiate and interment is in Peaceful Rest Cemetery. Pallbearers are Kelly Lewis, Devin Lewis, Tramaine Mills, Earl Brooks Jr., Tory Jones and Greg Gibson. Miss Perkins died March 14 at Bainbridge Healthcare Center. Born Sept. 27, 1983, in Thomasville, she was a daughter of Frank Perkins and Jade Brooks Hill. She was a 2002 graduate of Thomasville High School, attended Keiser College in Tallahassee, Fla., and was employed by Southwestern State Hospital until her health failed. Survivors include mother and stepfather, Jade Brooks Hill and Ernest Hill Jr. of Lafayette, La.; father, Frank Perkins Jr. of Thomasville; sons, R’Marion Perkins, D’Nyja Perkins, Jayden Perkins all of Thomasville; sisters, Shaneka Perkins, Kamari Hill both of Thomasville; brothers, Spc. Jermain Perkins of Germany, Donterio Perkins of Thomasville; grandfather, Frank Perkins Sr. of Thomasville; grandmother, Lula Mae Hill of Thomasville; grandfather, Willie C. Jones of Crawfordville, Fla.; aunts, Carshinda Brooks, Arissie Brooks, Barbara Perkins, Patricia Perkins all of Thomasville; aunts and husbands, Jacquline Allen (Leon) of Cairo, Diane Graham (Daniel) of Thomasville; aunts, Latonya Hill, Jennifer HIll both of Thomasville; aunt and husband, Yevett Larkin (Willie) of Atlanta; aunt, Yvonne Hill McKinnie of Boynton Beach, Fla.; aunt and husband, Jackie Hogan (John) of Valdosta; aunt, Lashonda Brown of Florida; uncles, Darius Perkins, Billy Joe Perkins both of Thomasville; uncles and wives, Larry Perkins (Tracey), Johnny Young (Judy) all of Thomasville; uncle, Michael Perkins of Lafayette, La.; uncles and wives, Ernest Young (Robbie) of Hinesville, Jeffery Hill (Tonya) of Atlanta; great-aunt and husband, Arunita Christian (Leonard) of Thomasville; great-aunt, Ethel Mae Brooks of Boca Raton, Fla.; great-uncle and wife, Wilbur Brooks (Ladonna) of Tallahassee, Fla.; five nieces; a truly dear friend, Shaqwetta Johnson of Thomasville; a god sister, Irish Bell of Cairo; and numerous great aunts, uncles, cousins, relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her grandmothers, Mary L. Brown, Effie Jean Perkins; great-grandmother, Maggie Vera Johnson Brooks; and stepgrandfather, Ernest Hill Sr. The viewing is from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., today at the funeral home and from 10 a.m. until the funeral hour Saturday at the church with no viewing after the eulogy. The family will receive friends after the services at the church annex. Relatives and friends are asked to meet at 9:45 a.m., Saturday at 985 Hill Rd. for the procession. — Grooms Funeral Home

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