Rudolph Perkins

Sunrise: February 7, 1932

Sunset: July 17, 2020

Rudolph Lee Perkins affectionally called Rudy was called home to eternal rest on July 17, 2020.  He was born on February 7, 1932 in South Norfolk, Virginia to the late Frank and Dora Perkins.  Rudy graduated from St. Joseph’s High School and later attended the former Norfolk State College.  He also served in the United States Army.  He eventually retired as a Lumber Inspector with the Norfolk Naval base after over 30 years of service.

Rudy is predeceased by his parents Frank and Dora Perkins; two sisters Ruby P Godfrey and Rebecca Perkins; and brothers Frank Perkins, Russell Perkins, Zion Perkins, Harold Perkins, Eugene Perkins, Leon Perkins and Charles Perkins.

Rudy is survived by his loving devoted wife of 55 years Juanita Louise Perkins, three sons, Rudolph Jr (Susan), Reginald (Nannette) and Ronald (Alyce).  Four loving daughters Tracie, Bonita, Valerie and Lynne.  He also adored his four goddaughters Antoinette Scott, Janice Clarke (Christopher), Michelle Lattimer (Chuck) and Cherri Brown (Billy).  Rudy also leaves us to treasure his 33 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren.  He is also survived by his 2 youngest brother Elmo Perkins and Ralph Perkins (Linda) and a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.

Viewing Thursday, July 23, 2020 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 120 W. Berkley Avenue Norfolk, VA 23523 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, July 24, 2020 2:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Albert G. Horton Veteran's Cemetery 5310 Milners Road Suffolk, VA 23434 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Ann and Julie Perkins says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We love you. May Uncle Rudolph rest in eternal peace.

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    Renay Peters says

    I would like to give the family my deepest condolence. Hold on to Gods unchanging hand and he will see you through.

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    Hough Ave Family says

    We the Hough Ave family share in your loss of Rudolph. The Perkins family has made living and being a part of Hough Ave a true community.

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    Wilbert A McCoyJr says

    My sincere condolences to your family

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    Deacon Emeritus, Carolyn Hayes says

    May this dear family find additional comfort in knowing we are praying for each of you.


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    Stephanie Westbrook says

    My Sincerest Condolences to The Perkins family.
    Spending time as a child growing up next door to you Mr.Perkins will forever be in my heart .
    Mr Perkins was funny and always nice to my brother William and I as we spent many days at the Perkins house.
    Thank you for being a part of my childhood you will always be remembered.
    Ms. Juanita i Love you and I will be keeping you all in my prayers..
    Renee Westbrook

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