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John M. “JP” Perkins, Jr.

Born: 4/16/1981
Died: 5/5/2011

John M. Perkins, Jr. died on Thursday, May 5, 2011, at Christiana Hospital following a long struggle with addiction.

John was born at Wilmington General Hospital, the first child of John M. Perkins, Sr. (Marty) and Elizabeth Lloyd Perkins (Liz). He attended Newark High School and the University of Delaware. Johns happiest days were playing baseball for Newark Little League or ice hockey at the pond or the university. He made many friends on his difficult journey to adulthood.

He is survived by his parents, Marty and Liz, sister, Alexis, girlfriend, Patricia Lacno, maternal uncle, Linwood Lloyd and wife Janet, cousins, Kelly and Kory Lloyd, paternal aunt, Dora Call and husband Rod, cousins, Daniel and Sam Call, paternal uncle, Carl Perkins and family, and his faithful Jack Russell, Oscar, whom he cherished dearly. John was predeceased by his maternal grandmother, Madelyn Lloyd, who left us May 5, 2010, his paternal grandmother, Ada Hunter, who died on the same day as John, May 5, 2011 and at the same hospital, and maternal grandfather, John C. Lloyd, who died in 1999.

The family would like to express our deepest gratitude to four who played a huge part in Johns life: Carol Ice, who was his earliest protector, Geoff and Carla Durr and family, the best neighbors anyone could have, and Dr. Lin Gordon, who never, ever gave up on him.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, May 14th, at the Spicer- Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark. Visitation will be from 10 am to 11:30 am, followed by a non-denominational memorial service.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to John M. Perkins Jr. for The JP Memorial Fund, in care of Wilmington Trust Co. for the establishment of a foundation honoring Johns memory.

To sign guest book, visit SPICER-MULLIKIN FUNERAL HOMES & CREMATORY 302-328-2213

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