Ernelle “Sissy” Harlow Perkins
Mar 09, 1928 – Dec 13, 2018
Blanche Ernelle “Sissy” Harlow Perkins, 90, passed away suddenly at her home on Thursday, December 13, 2018 in the Bells Cross Road Community of Louisa, Va.
Sissy was born on March 9, 1928 to Henry C. Sr. and Annie White Harlow who preceded her in death. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Henry C. Perkins Jr.; brother Henry Clay Harlow Jr.; and sister-in-law Doris Harlow.
Survivors include her brother, Carl Harlow of Louisa, Va.; sister-in-law Nancy P. Harlow of Louisa, Va.; special niece, Delmayne P. Carter and her family; and many nieces and nephews whom she loved dearly.
Sissy was a homemaker but also did the bookkeeping for her husband’s sawmill business for many years. After her husband’s retirement, Sissy and Henry enjoyed collecting, selling antiques and going to auction sales until his health failed. She was a faithful member of Macedonia United Methodist Church her entire life. Sissy was known for her good home cooking and delivering her delicious pies and cakes to shut-ins and neighbors. She always had a beautiful smile and was kind to everyone. Sissy will be greatly missed.
A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Sunday, December 16 at Macedonia United Methodist Church, 17 Byrd Mill Road, Louisa, VA 23093. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. Pall bearers will be Harry Carter, Anthony Carter, Zachary Carter, Kenneth Perkins, David Fawley, David Kennedy, Patrick Carter and Jackson Kennedy. The service will be officiated by Pastor Steve Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Macedonia United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, C/O Faye Stewart, 1124 Holland Creek Road, Louisa, VA 23093.
Nancy Delmayne and family that has taken me so long to send you a written message. I have thought of you every day just like I thought of Sissy. Unbelievable amazing how we feel out of place when we lose someone that was so dear. Sending thoughts and prayers that the new year will bring you peace knowing that she has been made new and is with Perky & Clay.