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Jennie Ruth Avinger Perkins

Jennie Ruth Avinger Perkins
  • May 15, 1921 - October 28, 2017
  • Charleston, South Carolina
  • In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to
  • VFW Post 445
    1639 Camp Road
    James Island, SC 29412

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“Every day when I would come home from school to my Papa Forlaw's house, Mrs. Perkins would be sitting on her porch. I would stop & talk with her. She...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Nicholas Cook - Charleston, SC

“I miss you Mama,I was lucky to have you as my grandmother.I will always love you.Tommy ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Thomas perkins - Minneapolis, MN

“I am very sorry for your loss. May the God who binds up the brokenhearted and comforts all who mourn strengthen your family during this difficult...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Steven Hodge - Grand Prairie, TX

“Andy, So sorry to hear the news about your mom. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please take care... ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Wes and Cindy Smith - Greensboro, GA

“So very sorry for your great loss of a loved one in death. Death certainly leaves a deep void in our hearts. Please find comfort hope and knowing...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: JF

“Ms. Perky will be missed by all on Lady Cooper Street! I will forever cherish the fond memories of time spent visiting with her on her front porch. ...Read More »
6 of 7 | Posted by: Joann Waller - Charleston, SC

“Sorry for your loss. May the God who "binds up the brokenhearted" and "comforts all who mourn" strengthen your family during this difficult time ...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: T W


Jennie Ruth Avinger Perkins, 96, of James Island, entered eternal rest on Friday, October 27, 2017 at Savannah Place. Her funeral service will be held at the graveside in Holy Cross Cemetery, James Island at 11:30 am, Wednesday, November 1, 2017. The family will receive visitors Tuesday, October 31, 2917 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. in J. Henry Stuhr, Inc. Downtown Chapel.

"Mrs. P" as she was known affectionately by friends and family had spent more than 50 years residing on James Island. She was born May 15, 1921, daughter of the late Harvey Furman Avinger and Annie Marcell Duncan Avinger of Elloree, SC and was the widow of Andrew C. Perkins, Sr. She was employed as Luncheon Manager for Stiles Point Elementary School and Harborview Elementary School for more than 19 years. "Mrs. P" was a known angler woman and outdoor sport enthusiast. She spent, again, 50+ years at Stumphole Landing on Lake Marion near Elloree.

She loved the activities of being with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren; sons Andy (Connie) and Tom (Karen); daughters Libby and Marcell; grandchildren Tom, Christine, Ron, Dru (Kelly), Rebecca, and Eugene; great-grandchildren, Russ, Ryan, Avinger, Kailynn, Ethan, Aiden, Kalley and Tori.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to VFW Post 445, 1639 Camp Road, James Island, SC 29412.