Fyrl Black Perkins, 94, of Knapp Avenue, Morehead, passed away at her home on Nov. 26, 2016.
A daughter of the late Dallas and Ethel Brown Black, she was born at Blaze in Morgan County on May 10, 1922. She was preceded in death by two sisters, Mickey Black Fassas and Patsy Black Campbell, and one brother, Pete Black.
Fyrl's husband of 65 years, Clayton M. Perkins, also preceded her in death on July 11, 2013.
She is survived by five sons - David (Darlene); Stephen (Vicki); Joe (Betty) all of Morehead; John (Sonya) of Corvallis, OR; and Ben (Ayna) of Portland, OR; six grandchildren, Chris, Michael, Telina, Brandin, Ryan, and Chrissy Lynn; two step grandchildren, Lynn and Lee; eight great grandchildren and six step great grandchildren.
She is also survived by many nieces and nephews, extended family, and friends.
Fyrl was the 1941 senior class Valedictorian at Morehead High School and attended Morehead State University. She was secretary and bank teller at Citizens Bank and Secretary at Wolford Insurance and the C. Roger Lewis Insurance Agency. A member of the First Church of God for 78 years, Fyrl taught adult Bible classes for 50 years.
Fyrl was an inspiration and mentor to all who knew her. She was a wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and mother-in-law who showed others the real meaning of life. Fyrl was a pillar of strength who always had a smile on her face and never seemed to let the weight of the world get her down. She was generous with her love and lifted up everyone she knew. She could wow you with her quick wit and sharp sense of humor and always had some level-headed advice for any problem presented to her. Fyrl always had a pot on the stove and an extra place at the table for any visitors that might be hungry and in need of good conversation. She was knowledgeable on many subjects and loved reading, feeding the birds, playing with her flowers and most of all taking care of her family. Her body may be gone but she will always be with us.
Funeral services will be conducted 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Bill C. Konstantopoulos officiating. Burial will follow in Lee Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Brandin Perkins, Ryan Perkins, Chris Perkins, Michael Perkins, Michael Campbell, Chris Luke, and Mason Hyatt. The Builders Class at First Church of God will serve as honorary pallbearers.
Visitation is from noon until 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Northcutt & Son Home for Funerals in Morehead.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 1900 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.
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Published on November 28, 2016