August 8, 97, Goldsboro
Marian Rierson Hoggard Perkins, 97, passed away Saturday, August 8, 2020 at Kitty Askins Hospice Center after several months of declining health. She was born in Aulander, NC (Bertie County) on November 9, 1922, to the late Benjamin Franklin Hoggard and Minnie Emma Smith Hoggard.
Marian attended ECTC (East Carolina Teacher’s College), now East Carolina University and later graduated from Hardbarger Business College in Raleigh, NC. Following graduation, she moved to Norfolk, Virginia where she worked in business administration and met Ney “Perk” Perkins, her husband of 50 years. In 1963, the family moved to Goldsboro, NC. For over 20 years, Marian worked at H&R Block where she took great pride in her tax preparation skills. Marian was a longtime member of Love Memorial Baptist Church.
A private service will be held at a later date.
Marian is survived by her sons, David B. Perkins and wife, Patty of Sleepy Creek Club, Dudley, NC and Michael F. Perkins and wife, Barbara of Raleigh, NC; daughter, Vicki P. Westbrook of Durham, NC; grandchildren, Meredith P. Dillon and husband, Geoff of New Bern, NC, Grey Perkins and wife, Melissa of Greenwich, CT and Ryan B. Westbrook of Durham, NC; and five great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Ney Barrett Perkins; sister, Norma H. Saunders; and brother, William D. Hoggard II.
The family would like to extend their heartfelt gratitude to the entire staff of Kitty Askins Hospice Center for the love and care provided to Marian in her final days.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to Love Memorial Baptist Church, 192 Woodland Church Road, Goldsboro, NC 27530.
Online condolences may be sent to www.seymourfuneralhome.com.