Mrs. Thelma Cornelious Perkins Cofield, 84 of Cartersville, Georgia passed away unexpectedly on Friday, December 10, 2021 surrounded by her loving family. A Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 1:00P.M. at Church at Liberty Square, 2001 Liberty Square Drive, Cartersville, Georgia 30121. The body will lie in state in the church from 12:00P.M.(Noon) until the hour of service. Interment will follow in Providence Cemetery, 165 Old Tennessee Rd. NE, Cartersville, Georgia 30121.
Due to COVID-19 regulations and guidelines, physical distancing practices will be in place, and MASK ARE REQUIRED for those that will be admitted to the service. The family is the main concern during this time of bereavement and space will be limited. We have to ensure the family is able to attend the service, so there is a possibility of some friends not being admitted. However, the service will be "LIVE-STREAMED."
Mrs. Thelma Cornelious Perkins Cofield was born in Atlanta, Georgia, January 7, 1937, and departed this earthly life on December 10, 2021. She was a fraternal twin to the late Velma Perkins Jackson and daughter to the late Otis Perkins and Rosetta Burr Perkins. Aunt T, as she was affectionately called, is preceded in death by her husband,
Edward Lee Cofield, son Tony Undra Cofield, and daughter Reatha Marchell Cofield. Sisters; Mae Florence Arnold, Ethelrene Reese, Velma Jackson, brothers; James Melvin Perkins, Eddie B. Perkins and William Franklin Perkins.
Thelma attended Matthew High School in Dallas, Georgia, later graduating from Battey State School of Nursing in 1960 as a Licensed Practical Nurse.
She was united in holy matrimony on July 15, 1961, to Edward Lee Cofield. From this union came three children, Retha, Kathy, and Tony. Thelma loved praising God and was affiliated with several ministries as a young adult but ultimately made Greater New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church under the pastoral leadership of Rev. W.J.E Coombs, her church home. She was one of the founding members and served faithfully in many areas of ministry. She was also a founding member of the Bartow Community Mass Choir.
The joys of her life were her nieces, nephews and her grandnieces and grandnephews who often called, came by to visit, or just blew their horns as they drove by. She loved to sit and talk to them and was always ready to give loving advice and encouragement. You could always look forward to her saying, “Mighty Fine”.
Many called her “Aunt T”, but her son-in-law, George Jones, affectionately called her “Ginny”. They had a special bond, and she knew she could rely on him. He was her anchor; they were best friends and he treated her as well as he treated his own mother. He, along with Kathy, gave their lives for her.
Thelma leaves to cherish her memories, her loving daughter Kathy Cofield (George) Jones. Three sisters; Alma Heard of Rockmart, Georgia, Emma (Perry) Cooley of Cartersville, Georgia, and Margaret (Sammy, Sr.) McClure of Rockmart, Georgia. Four sisters-in-law; Emma (Eugene) Montgomery of Cedartown, Georgia, Rosa Clay of
Cedartown, Georgia, Ethel (Melvin) Murphy of Warner Robbins, Georgia and Lucille Perkins, of Rockmart, Georgia. Three special friends; Martha Kindred, Betty Ellis, and Anna Marie Steward. An adopted granddaughter, Morgan McClellan, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
Condolences may be expressed at: www.mackeppingerfuneralhome.com
Mack Eppinger and Sons Funeral Service, Inc. are in charge of the arrangements.