Sylvia Genevieve Perkins
Sylvia Genevieve Perkins
  • June 5, 1934 - October 17, 2017
  • Henrico, Virginia

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PERKINS, Sylvia Genevieve (Rose), of Henrico, Va., born in New Castle, Pa., June 5, 1943, daughter of the late Robert H. Rose Sr. and Arnel Mann, went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2017. Sylvia is survived by her husband of 62 years, Neal Perkins Sr.; children, Neal Perkins Jr. and Kimberly Perkins, both of Detroit, Mich., David Perkins of Mechanicsville, Va., Tameka and Sean Perkins of Henrico, Va. Gone home before her was a son, Edward T. Perkins. She leaves to cherish her memory, one loving sister, Linda Jean Godfrey; one brother, Ronald Rose (Loretta); nine grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren and a host of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. Sylvia was a member of Cold Harbor Road Church of Christ, Mechanicsville, Va. She loved working with children and served as a foster parent for the City of Richmond. Family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, October 23, 2017, at the Parham Chapel, Woody Funeral Home, 1771 N. Parham Rd., Richmond, Va. 23229, where her funeral service will be held 2 p.m. Tuesday, October 24. Burial to follow in Greenwood Memorial Gardens. A reception to follow at the funeral home. Condolences may be left at