- 96 years old
- Date of birth: Nov 7, 1917
- Place of birth:
Louiseville, Kentucky, United States
- Date of passing: Jul 19, 2014
- Place of passing:
Longwood, Florida, United States
|Let the memory of Victoria be with us forever|
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Victoria Perkins, 96, born on November 7, 1917 and passed away on July 19, 2014. We will remember her forever.
Our beloved 96 year old mother, grandma, and great grandma, Victoria Duvalle Warley Perkins, passed away at 9PM on Saturday night, July 19, 2014, at The South Seminole Hospital in Longwood, Florida. We are celebrating her memory at The Altamonte Chapel Community Church, Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. This is a chance, in a quaint remembrance service, for us to honor her life, with photos of when she was alive in the flesh, and to wish her spirit well as she joins the loving arms of other loved ones who have passed on before her, in heaven. Mom and I will perform grandma's favorite songs, in honor of her memory. I've worked hard to create and edit her tribute video.
You can stay updated at 407-227-3710 and Twitter.com/MissChristiLuv.
The quantity of our family may be small. But the quality of our family is large. Our love for each other transcends space and time. Victoria’s will to live was more powerful than that of a champion Olympian. The fire in her soul propelled her forward despite age, debilitations and limitations, purely because she valued the power of life-- and God rewarded her for this gift.
We are a very close, loving family. “Three generations”, we were proud to say. She did live longer than the average person. With relatively good health until the last month. We are grateful to God for that. But the fits of tears come and go. It's difficult to move on from someone you grew up with, especially one with a strong personality like hers. Especially after being her caretakers for so long.
I hear her voice. I see her face. I look at her pink I Love Grandma mug, that we usually make her coffee in every morning, and start crying. Cant look at her purse or recliner she’d always sit in, without feeling pain. I hate death. Even though we’re happy her spirit is now free and joyous, up high with loved ones and the Divine... We miss her badly... Thank you for your prayers and support. Your kindness will be remembered... God Bless...
- Christi, Loving Granddaughter
"Christi's grandma was a special lady. Always sharp, funny and sweet. She seemed to appreciate the little things in life more than our generation / society does today. That was admirable. Christi, I know how close you and your mom were to Grandma Victoria, so I know how bad this must hurt, like losing a parent. I'm sorry. So sorry for your loss and pain. If there's anything I can do just let me know. Just remember that she's in a better place with other loved ones and God's given her lots of peace now. My prayers are with you and your mom. Love you."
"This is the video tribute that I created (compiled/recorded/edited) @ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xi3slLTcTtk for my 96 year old grandma Victoria Perkins, daughter of the famous William Warley, who won the historical case of Buchanan v. Warley in 1917 (the year of Grandma's birth), in which the Court addressed civil government instituted racial segregation in residential areas.
The Court held that a Louisville, Kentucky, city ordinance prohibiting the sale of real property to blacks violated the Fourteenth Amendment, which protected freedom of contract, reversing the ruling of the Kentucky Court of Appeals.
Unlike prior state court rulings that had overturned racial zoning ordinances on takings clause grounds due to those ordinances' failures to grandfather land owned prior to enactment, the Court in Buchanan ruled that the motive for the Louisville ordinance, race, was an insufficient purpose to make the prohibition constitutional.
Grandma was named Victoria in honor of her father's victory in this major court case: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buchanan_v._Warley - Read or watch my mom's Eulogy for grandma, when I post it soon, to learn more.
I played this video for grandma's service to celebrate her life, at The Altamonte Chapel on Sunday, August 3rd, 2014. The male voice whom you hear me speaking in conversation with over the phone is my cousin Oji, who is the son of my mother's brother, Warley.
My mom only had two siblings, both were brothers, Grandma's eldest child, Ernie Junior (The 2nd), and Grandma's youngest child, Warley, who are both now deceased, leaving mom the only last living bloodline of her immediate family, because our World War 2 military veteran, grandpa Ernest Perkins Senior, died in 2000, after 56 years of loyal, faithful, happy marriage with grandma. They would have been married 70 years, if he lived as long as she did.
Uncle Ernie had 3 kids, (Ernie 3rd, Moriah and Rachel), who are also grandma Victoria's grand children, in addition to me, Oji and Oji's sister Nanonte, who left a loving tribute to grandma on her online obit page by Baldwin Fairchild @ Dignity Memorial.
Thank you Oji and Nanonte for caring so much about your grandmother, as do I, with your loving, thoughtful tributes.
She loved all of us. All of her 3 kids, all of her 6 grand kids, and all her great grand kids, both the ones she got to meet (from her son Warley's side), and even the great grand kids who she never got to meet (from her son Ernie's side)-- She loved them all very much.
I'm a chaste only child with no kids, so Victoria's future great grand kids by me (from her daughter Trudy's side) will never have the chance to meet grandma, this woman who had such an impact on my life the most, face to face. This saddens me, but I tried to make a tribute video that they will surely remember her by: http://youtu.be/xi3slLTcTtk - to know her via both photos and the video footage I took of her that I will also be editing together for a separate post-funeral cyber tribute video, later this month.
To download this video tribute, please go to http://archive.org/details/QueenVTributePhotos
If you haven't already, please share your tribute to Mom, Grandma, Great Grandma - Queen Victoria @ www.TinyUrl.com/ripQueenV and www.ForeverMissed.com/QueenV and https://www.facebook.com/events/550233315082998 - Thanks! ♥"
"I don't know Christi's grandmother but I can see how christi gets her values her strength her love. Her grandmother is the pillar of the family's heart. In this brief knowing christi I'm so privilege.may God continue to inspire the family in so many ways that they couldn't imagine and touch people's lives through out all because of grandma."
"Your spirit was willing, though your flesh grew weak. We will always love you grandma, our Queen V <3 ;)"
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