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Mabel Joyce Perkins

March 2, 1933 — November 20, 2019

Mabel Joyce Perkins

Mabel Joyce P. Perkins of Halifax, VA passed away November 20, 2019.  She was born in Halifax County, VA on March 2, 1933 and was 86 years of age. She was the daughter of the late Ethel Emma Dunaway Perkins and the late Robert Perkins. She was married to the late Linwood “Pete” Landrum Perkins.


She loved her family. Her grandsons gave her so much joy as they grew up. They along with her great granddaughters, were the apple of her eye. She was always showing off their pictures.


Mabel enjoyed going to the libraries and was a voracious reader. Being a member of Beth Car, she and two other friends always sat together in “their seats”. She always enjoyed the fellowship and the love they showed her.


After 46 years of service with Burlington Industries, Mabel started going to the “Y” and enjoyed the chair exercises and socializing with her friends there. Upon leaving the “Y”, she headed straight to Wendy’s to meet her sisters for lunch and more socializing. She and her husband enjoyed dancing and music when they were young. In her later years she loved to dance at the VFW and Watts’ where once again, she enjoyed socializing with her friends. She never met a stranger.   


Mabel Joyce P. Perkins is survived by:

One Daughter

Donna J. Perkins Smith and husband Robbie of Scottsburg

Two Grandchildren

  1. Brian Smith and wife Mandy of Apex, NC

Justin B. Smith and wife Liz of Scottsburg

Three Great Grandchildren

Sophia J. Smith of Apex, NC

Eliza B. Smith of Apex, NC

Hadley J. Smith of Scottsburg


Thelma P. Daniel of South Boston

Mary Lou Redd of South Boston

Earl A. Perkins of South Boston

Steve W. Perkins of Waynesboro

Host of Nieces and Nephews


***Preceded in death by***


Robert W. “Bozo” Perkins, Sr.


A funeral service will be held Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Powell Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Eldridge Cullum and Rev. Kermit Evans officiating. Burial to follow in Halifax Memorial Gardens.


The family will receive friends Saturday, one hour prior to the service at Powell Funeral Home and other times at the home of her daughter, 1021 Falkland Rd., Scottsburg, VA.


For memorials please consider Beth Car Baptist Church, 25 Church St., Halifax, VA 24558, Scottsburg Baptist Church Building Fund, P.O. Box 85, Scottsburg, VA 24589 or a charity of your choice.


Online condolences may be directed to


Arrangements are by: Powell Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 1603 Wilborn Ave., South Boston, VA 24592

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

10:00 - 10:45 am (Eastern time)

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Funeral Service

Saturday, November 23, 2019

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