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Jacqueline Perkins

July 21, 1944 — March 16, 2022

Precious Memories

Evangelist Jacqueline Priscilla Perkins

“The Lord is my light and my Salvation; Whom shall I fear? The Lord is the strength of my life; of whom I shall be afraid?”      Psalms 27:1

Evangelist Jacqueline Priscilla Perkins was born on July 21, 1944, in Florence, Alabama to her parents, Alonzo Weaver and Dorothy Steward Weaver.  She was the first born in the family.  She was raised surrounded by her brothers, Jerry, Dwight, Gary, Maurice, Wayne, Dennis, and Donnell.  Being the oldest, she naturally assumed the role of caregiver to her younger brothers while her mother worked.  Growing up, they learned to be resourceful.  They only had a single bus pass but they would pass it out of the window to the other brothers waiting to get on so they all could ride the bus.  Jackie would be the last to get on ensuring all her brothers were on first.  She acquired the love of a mother in her early years.

Jackie received her formal education by graduating from the Burrell Slater High School, in Florence, Alabama.  She furthered her education by completing several college courses.

On July 14, 1962, Jackie married, Vinson Perkins, Jr.  They first met at a high school football game in Tuscumbia, Alabama.   They went on to get married. They were married 37 years before his passing in 2001. To this union, Erroll, Darrell, Nicole, and Charmessa “Noel” were born.  Erroll fondly remembers being in the choir stand with his mom at Friendship Baptist Church in Colorado Springs and he holding her robe while she sang. She was a loving, caring, and nurturing mother who encouraged, them and prayed for them, making sure that they knew Jesus.  Her love for them was unconditional, with no strings attached.  Her motherly love was like no other.

Jackie was later blessed with seven grandchildren, Jordan, Jayson, Gabriel, Kelsey, Yarah, Spencer, and Evan who all were an additional source of joy and pride in her life.  They lovingly called her “grandma, grandma Perkins, or grandma Jackie” and fondly remember her cooking waffles for breakfast when they would spend the night, staying up until 4am having Bible study, the many trips to Home Depot, shopping, and having to cut the  grass with scissors because the edger ran out of wire. They laughed because it was hot outside.

Jackie’s passion was singing for the Lord, which later turned into a profession.  At 16 years old, she recorded 2 hit singles on Chess Records.  These singles can still be heard under the name of Jackie Weaver. She sang for World Evangelism based out of Dallas, Texas.  She was their lead traveling Christian Vocalist. With them, she has traveled to Paris, twice to Spain, and Taiwan, each trip was at least two weeks.  Erroll was able to travel with her to Spain and accompany her as pianist.  She also worked with the Marilyn Hickey Ministries as a Prayer Warrior.  Jacqueline’s faith and belief in the Lord was steadfast and unmovable.  She shared in the ministry of Prince of Peace Temple Church of God In Christ.  She served as Praise and Worship Leader and as the Outreach President. She has sung with Paul and Jan Crouch on TBN.  She has appeared on the Daystar Christian Network both in Denver and Dallas.  She sang the National Anthem at the Colorado Rockies Baseball Game.  She sang as a Christian Evangelist in Varacruz, Mexico spreading word in song.  She sang in the Seattle Superdome in Seattle, Washington for the A. L. Williams Insurance Convention.  She volunteered at the Denver County Jail singing and preaching to the inmates.  She has been a cast member of the Denver’s Black Nativity since 2004, where she sang and held a lead acting role.  A recent event for Jackie was singing the theme song for the Daddy Bruce Documentary “Put A Little Light” with the theme song titled “Shine Your Light.  In February of 2022, marked the 10-year anniversary of the daily prayer line ministry, she began in 2012.  The prayer line reached many people across the United States and overseas.  Many miracles were witnessed, and testimonies given over the prayer line duration.  To God Be The Glory.

Jackie was a fun-loving woman, who enjoyed life and those she encircled.  In her free time, she enjoyed gardening, sewing, painting, whistling a song or whistling to music on the radio.  She enjoyed watching Pastor Bill Winston on Christian television and spending quality time with family and friends.  She was the type of person who never met a stranger.  She often ran into friends while traveling.  She was a true prayer warrior who prayed day or night if anyone needed prayer.  She will be missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known this kind and wonderful woman.  To know Evangelist Jackie Perkins was to love her.

Evangelist Jacqueline P. Perkins departed this life to the embrace of the Lord on March 16. 2022, in Parker Adventist Hospital in Parker, Colorado.  Those left to cherish her memory and mourn her loss include her 2 sons, Erroll R. Perkins of Aurora, Colorado and Darrell D. (Elena) Perkins of South Hadley, Massachusetts; 2 daughters, Nicole L. (Damon) Thompson, and Charmessa N. Thompson, all of Aurora, Colorado; 5 brothers, Dwight A. (Ghytanna) Weaver of Huntsville, Alabama, Gary L. (Sue) Weaver of San Jose, California, Maurice C. (Roma) Weaver of Poway, California, Dennis O.(Darlene) Weaver and Donnell T. (Velda) Weaver all of Elkgrove, California; step siblings include Marilyn Weaver of Florence Alabama, Nate Littleton (Bev) of Atlanta Georgia, Deidrick Weaver (Beverly) of Sheffield Alabama, Sheila Weaver of Chicago, Illinois; 7 grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and many friends.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Mountain time)

Pipkin Braswell Chapel Of Peace

6601 E Colfax Ave, Denver, CO 80220

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Celebration of Life

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

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Interment

Thursday, March 24, 2022

Starts at 2:00 pm (Mountain time)

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