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Obituary for Sue (Ewell) Perkins

On October 27, 2021, Evelyn Sue (Ewell) Perkins left her earthly home to join her previously passed loved ones around the heavenly throne of Jesus.

Born on Feb. 12th, 1947, in Dermott, AR to the late Roy W. Lock and Gladys (Peacock) Lock. Sue began her education in Thermopolis, WY. Later her family moved to Oilton, OK where she continued her elementary school years. When she was approx. 9 years old, her family moved to Pine Bluff, AR where she completed her education.

She began working at the age of 14 at the “Wagon Wheel” as a car hop. Later in life she worked in many convenience and retail stores in the Pine Bluff area. She also worked in the Pine Bluff Schools cafeteria as a cook, at Hunts Packing Company and SAJ Distributors before retiring.

At the age of 15 she married the love of her life George Leighton Ewell in Dec. 1962. The two had 2 children, one son, Tim and one daughter, Becky. Being a wife and mother was one of the happiest times in her life. However, tragedy stuck in July of 1978 and her beloved husband George passed away from a wasp sting. In Nov. 1987 she married JR Perkins. Tragedy struck again in July 2013 when her son, Tim, passed away after a lengthy battle with liver cancer, which absolutely devastated her.

Sue loved to find a bargain it was shopping in a store or at a “good” yard sale. Very seldom did she pay the full retail or asking price of an item. She always haggled usually resulting in getting the seller to agree to “her” price.

She had 3 fur babies, Peanut, Pepee and Casper whom were never far from her side.
Even when she went out to run errands, she or JR would take turns staying inside the vehicle with the babies.

She was blessed with a talent of embroidering. She used that talent to create scenes on pillowcases to share with her many loved ones.
Sue enjoyed listening to Southern Gospel music. She and JR sang at many churches and nursing homes across the state.

She is survived by JR of Pine Bluff; her daughter Becky (Tommy) Shults of the Sulphur Springs Community; sisters Betty (Larry) Greene of Guthrie, OK and Irene (Scotty) Vinson of the Woodlawn Community; stepdaughters Lisa (Doug) Wood of Bearden, AR. Amanda (Jackie) Coffman of Bono AR, Melissa (Jeremy) Donnelly of Jonesboro AR, and stepson Steve Perkins.

Grandchildren are Jeff Ewell, Cannon Cooley, Austin Cooley, Trevor Ewell, Lucas Ewell, Noah Ewell, Kala Steelman, Jordan Perkins and Blake Wood. (The late Andrew Steelman)

Great Grandchildren include Paisley and Kloe Ewell, Chloe and Logan Ward, Avery Cooley, Aunisty Cooley, Carson, Makenzie Childers, Ember and Tatum Ewell.

Special thanks to Arkansas Hospice for excellent care they provided, especially Gina and Morgan.

Visitation will be 2:00-4:00 p.m., Sunday, October 31, 2021, at Fuller Funeral Chapel.
Funeral service will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, November 1, 2021, at Fuller Funeral Chapel, interment will follow at Fitzhugh Cemetery.

The family will be at the home of her daughter, Becky Shults following the service.