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Sherley Mae Perkins

Birth Date: January 21, 1932
Death Date: January 25, 2018

Decatur – Sherley Mae Perkins (nee Odeneal), 86, passed away peacefully in Decatur, Illinois, on Thursday, January 25, 2018. She was born on January 21, 1932, to Pearl Odeneal and Emma (Nixon) Odeneal, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Decatur. Sherley was raised in Brownsville, Tennessee, where she attended Carver High School. Known for her cooking, Sherley retired as a cook from Decatur’s Senior Nutrition Program in 1995. She was a member of Trinity CME Church in Decatur and served in the Missionary Society.

Sherley leaves behind a legacy of love and compassion to nine children: Nona Manns, Chicago, Illinois; Allin Bond (Rosalind), Decatur, Illinois; Penny Shaw, Lake Ridge, Virginia; Shirley Hardin (David), Decatur, Illinois; Watson Shaw, Decatur, Illinois; Sena Nelson, Springfield, Illinois; Corriece Perkins Gwynn (John), Bowie, Maryland; Jennifer Dorrough (Hollis), Chicago, Illinois; and Kelly Perkins, Lake Ridge, Virginia. She also leaves an extended legacy to 26 grandchildren, 27 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Sherley leaves behind loving relationships with her sister-in-law, Gladys Odeneal; her “very special brothers and sister,” Louis T. Bond, Nelson Bond, and Edna White; and a host of relatives and friends.

She is preceded in her homegoing by brothers and sisters Nelson J. Odeneal; Martha J. Pumphrey; Josephine Davis; and William A. Odeneal; by her husbands, Jessie Shaw and James Perkins; and by her special friend Jasper Terry.

The homegoing service will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Trinity CME Church, 444 South Webster Street, in Decatur. Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at Greenwood Cemetery in Decatur.

Arrangements are being handled by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home.

Homegoing Service
February 3, 2018
11:00 am
Trinity C.M.E. Church
444 South Webster Decatur, IL 62521
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February 3, 2018
10:00 am
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Trinity C.M.E. Church
444 South Webster Decatur, IL 62521
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  1. To the Perkins/Shaw family my deepest sympathy during this time. May the memories of your mother/grandmother/friend bring you peace and comfort.

  2. Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother,May you find comfort in our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ at this time, for our strength comets from the Lord

  3. Dear Nona and family, we are so sorry for your loss. You are in our prayers. God bless you all. The Madlock Family

  4. Sending a hug and prayers of condolences to Penny and your family. Keep the memories of your Mom in your heart….they will continue to sustain you.

  5. Sister Peggy and family, may the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the love of God, and the fellowship of the Holy Spirit be with you and comfort you for evermore.

    Ralph and Loretta Smith, Manassas, VA

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