Charlene Shaw (Shaw) Perkinson

April 12, 1952 ~ June 25, 2020 (age 68)

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Mrs. Charlene Shaw Perkinson, 68, of Emerson, Georgia passed away quietly on Thursday, June 25, 2020.

Charlene “Chally” Perkinson was born April 12,1952 in Cartersville, GA to the late Mr. and Mrs. George (Lula Frances) Shaw. She was the 9th of 10 children.

She was united in Holy Matrimony to Reverend Willie H. Perkinson on August 24, 1969. To this union one daughter was born. They raised their daughter Martina Perkinson along with their great-niece, Sierra Glenn as their own.

Charlene was a sweet woman, devoted wife and loving mother. She was a dedicated Christian and loved her husband of whom she called “babe”. In her early years, she enjoyed bowling and playing soft ball. She worked at Union Carbide, later known as First Brand for many years until she became disabled. After which she began her passion of decorating and even tried her hand at Wedding Coordinator.

She was a member of Damascus Missionary Baptist Church in Emerson, GA until becoming the First Lady of Second Baptist Church in Summerville, GA. While at Damascus she often hosted the Easter Egg Hunt at their home. She taught Sunday School to the teens. They would often take trips to visit people at the nursing homes, ironically at the same one that would later become her home. Although bed-ridden, she continued to have an uplifting spirit and a smile on her face.

Charlene was preceded in death by her parents, George and Lula Frances Shaw; five brothers, George, Richard, James, Donald, and Horace Shaw; three sisters, Anena Moore, Jennie Mae Shaw Bowens and Frances Helen Shaw Knowles.

She leaves to cherish her memories: her devoted husband: Rev.Willie H. Perkinson; her children: Martina Perkinson and Sierra Glenn; one sister: Linda Ann (Nathaniel) Perkinson; sister-n-law: Doris (Donald) Shaw; special nephew: Shannon “Sam” Perkinson; Godson: Gabriel Scott; special friends Graveside Service will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 2:00 P.M. at Sunset Memory Garden, 790 Indian Mound Road SE, Cartersville, Georgia 30120. 

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Graveside Service
June 29, 2020

2:00 PM
Sunset Memory Gardens
790 Indian Mounds
Cartersville, GA 30120

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