Gaylena Perkins

Gaylena Fern Perkins (Phillips)

Sunday, February 9th, 1930 - Saturday, May 8th, 2021
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Mrs. Gaylena F. Perkins, age 91, of Honaker, Virginia, passed away Saturday (May 8, 2021) in a Lebanon, Virginia nursing facility. Born February 9, 1930 in Swords Creek, Virginia, she was a daughter of the late Reuel and Estelle Miller Phillips. A lifelong resident of the area, she was a member of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church for sixty-seven years. She was a 1947 graduate of Honaker High School and was owner and operator of Perkins Service Station and Grocery for forty-seven years. She enjoyed attending car shows and collection pictures and coins, but most of all spending time with her family.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Charlotte Perkins and Norma Faye Phillips and two brothers, Edgar Phillips and Thurman Phillips.
Survivors include her husband of seventy-three years, Lowie Perkins of the home; one son, Ernie Perkins and wife, Nancy of Honaker; two grandchildren, Angela Teffeteller and husband, Rick of Knoxville, Tennessee, Delores Stilwell and husband, Tony of Statesville, North Carolina; three great-grandchildren, Marshall Teffeteller of Knoxville, Emily Brown of Claremont, North Carolina, and Noah Teffeteller of Greenville, South Carolina; great-great-grandchild, Remington James of Claremont; two sisters, Donna Hess and Dana Christian and husband, Oris both of Lebanon; sister-in-law, Phyllis Phillips of Bristol; several nieces and nephews also survive.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:00 PM Wednesday at the Honaker Funeral Home Chapel in Honaker, Virginia with Rev. Scotty Perkins and Rev. Wayne Harrison officiating. Interment will follow in the Jackson Cemetery in Honaker, Virginia.
Due to COVID restrictions mandated by the governor, a mask is required. For those unable or uncomfortable attending, the funeral service will be livestreamed on our Facebook page as well as our webpage.
Memorial contributions may be made to Valley View Freewill Baptist Church, c/o Michelle Dye, 762 Wysor Valley Road, Honaker, VA 24260.
Pallbearers will be Noah Teffeteller, Marshall Teffeteller, Rick Teffeteller, Tony Stilwell, Calvin Hess, and Donnie Christian.
Honorary pallbearers will be Carl Jackson, Bill Vicars, Oris Christian, and the Men of Valley View Freewill Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends at the Honaker Funeral Home after 6:00 PM Tuesday.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 | 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Tuesday, May 11th, 2021 6:00pm - 9:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 | 1:00pm
    Wednesday, May 12th, 2021 1:00pm
    Honaker Funeral Home
    4686 Redbud Highway
    HONAKER, VA 24260
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Rev. Scotty Perkins
    Rev. Wayne Harrison


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Vickie Lark

Posted at 01:01am
Ernie, I am so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing. She was the sweetest lady. My thoughts and prayers are with you, your Dad, and family. Vickie Lark

Joe Ann Compton

Posted at 12:06pm
I'm very sorry for your loss. I'm sure you will feel the empty place this leaves in your family for a long time. I remember Gaylena as very beautiful person. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Joe Ann Compton

Mildred Jessee

Posted at 11:44am
Lowie and Ernie you are in my thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Gay as one of the sweets people I have ever known.
Remember that you all have always and will always be thought of as part of my family. So sorry I can't be with you today.
Love and hope to see you soon.
Mildred Meadows Jessee.

Jean Horton Shreve

Posted at 11:38am
So sorry to just hear about the passing of this Dear Lady, my Sweet Friend!! My thoughts & prayers are with you Lowie, Ernie, Nancy, grandchildren, & her siblings!! Sad as it is when a loved one passes, it is So Good to know they have gone to be in the Presence of their Lord & Saviour! And she is with HIM to recieve her rewards!! FOREVER IN HIS PRESENCE, FREE FROM PAIN & SUFFERING & TO RECIEVE A GLORIFIED BODY LIKENED UNTO CHRIST!! PRAYERS FOR YOU ALL!! God be with you today & in the days ahead.

Eddie and Edna Sue Breeding

Posted at 09:19pm
We are so sorry to hear of her passing. We remember her fondly as a graceful lady always with a friendly greeting for everyone. The family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

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