Jean McQueen Perkins was born on March 11, 1929 in Robeson County, N.C. to her parents John W. and Mae Wyndham McQueen. She grew up and spent many of her early years in Maxton, N.C. along with her 2 brothers and 3 sisters. After high school, Jean attended Flora MacDonald College in Red Springs, N.C. She married the late M. Allen Perkins of Laurinburg, and after spending a few years in Tampa, Florida, they moved back to Laurinburg, where she enjoyed the rest of her life as a wonderful homemaker to her two sons, as well as helping her husband with running the family business. She was a member of the Saint Paul's United Methodist Church during her early life, but attended the Laurinburg Christian Church in her later years until her health began to decline. Jean liked to spend time outdoors and she stayed busy with maintaining the beautiful flowers, bushes, and trees around her home. She loved to sit on the back porch of her house and watch the ducks and geese as they landed and took-off from the lake. She always looked forward to visits with nearby relatives and friends.
After 93 years of life, Jean passed away on April 12th, 2022. She was preceded in death by her two brothers J.W. McQueen and Sam McQueen, and three sisters Elma McLean, Eva Wilkes, and Carol Ray. She is survived by her two sons Richard A. Perkins (Jeanette) and Kenneth Rex Perkins, in addition to six grandchildren Daniel Perkins (Erin), Luke Perkins (Catherine), Lauren Schultz (Colin), Summer Perkins, Christy Perkins, and Lexie Perkins. She is also survived by three great-grandchildren Lilly Perkins, Noah Perkins, and Hosea Schultz, and many nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be at 3:00 p.m. Sunday, April 24, 2022 at the Richard Boles Funeral Service Chapel. Burial will follow in Hillside Memorial Park. The family will receive friends prior to the service from 2:00 until 3:00 p.m. at the funeral home.