A wake service will be conducted from 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M., Friday, February 1, 2019 at the Oglethorpe Funeral Chapel Inc., 607 Kaigler Street, Oglethorpe, Georgia.
The funeral service will held at 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 2, 2019 at Magnolia Baptist Church, 415 Hosie Waters Street, Montezuma, Georgia. Burial will follow in the Lebanon Cemetery, Ideal, Georgia.
Mrs. Rosa Lee Griffin Perkins was born May 24, 1945 to the late Willie Ervin Griffin and the late Marie Steurns Griffin in Ideal, Georgia. She was preceded in death by one son, Robert Bernard Perkins, and five siblings Estee Griffin, Sammie Griffin, Alma Marie Griffin Golphin, Jannie Griffin Hamilton, and R.C. Griffin. She was educated in public school system of Macon County. She was a faithful member of the Montezuma Church of Christ in Montezuma, Georgia. Rosa worked as a CNA at the Riverside Sanitarium Hospital in Montezuma, Georgia and a domestic helper for Billy Easterlin Family. In the year of 1962 two hearts became one when Rosa was joined in holy matrimony to the love of her life the late Willie B. Perkins Sr.
She leaves to cherish her memories: five children, Linda Mathis (Sammy), Willie B. Perkins, Jr., Dexter Perkins all of Oglethorpe, Georgia, Alexander Perkins, Macon, Georgia, and Oscar Caldwell III, Dubai; eight grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren, two of which she reared as her own, Kurtis Thomas (Shaqunna), grandson, Maurice Jerome “MJ” Mathis III; great grandson; seven siblings, Fannie Carter (Leroy), Elder Johnnie Griffin (Susie), Alvin James Griffin, Willie Griffin, Jr. all of Jacksonville, Florida Abraham Griffin, Leroy Griffin (Sonya), Mary Linton all of Oglethorpe, Georgia; a host of sisters/brothers-in-law including a devoted brother-in-law, Minister Freddie Golphin, Oglethorpe, Georgia, nieces, nephews, other relatives friends including a devoted friend Raymond Ager.