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“I was deeply sadden to hear of the passing of my great Aunt Annie Lee on yesterday. Words cannot express the loss of such a wonderful, sweet person....Read More ยป
1 of 8 | Posted by: Mary Daughtry - Greenville, NC

“My deepest prayers and condolences goes out to the Perkins Family. ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Shirley Armstong & Family - CT

“Please accept my sincere condolences. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you much. ”
3 of 8 | Posted by: Stacey Worthington - Atlanta, GA

“My deepest sympathy to the Perkins family. Ms Annie Lee was such a sweetheart and she will truly be missed. May she SIP ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Janice Smith - Ansonia, CT

“Love you. You will be missed. ”
5 of 8 | Posted by: Linda Payton Thompson - Family

“Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family. We will keep you in our prayers. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Myra Sprueill and Family - CT

“Our prayers go out to the family, you have our deepest sympathies. ”
7 of 8 | Posted by: Reggie and April Bunns - NC

“Our deepest sympathies go out to the family, you are in our prayers. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Sterling and Annie Bunns - Bethel, NC


Mrs. Annie Lee (Shields) Perkins, 97, of Rowan Street Danbury, passed away Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Danbury Hospital after a brief illness surrounded by her loving family. She was the widow of Mr. Arthur "OS" Perkins.

Mrs. Perkins was born January 9, 1921 in Greenville, NC, a daughter of the late Gabriel Bullock and Annie Shields.

Annie was the last of the "great 18" in the Perkins family, which is one of the oldest African American families rooted in the Danbury community since 1941. "Nana" as she was affectionately called, worked at the Federal Fur Company and retired from Western CT State University after decades of service. She was an early member of the NAACP and a member of Mt. Pleasant A.M.E. Zion Church for over 70 years where she served as Missionary and Stewardess. Above all else, Annie was a Christian first and then a devoted family woman. Annie had a spirit of giving, helping others, and showing love to all who knew her. She was known for her commitment to community, sense of fashion and style, her famous cakes and exceptional cooking. Her kind and giving spirit will be missed by all who had the honor of knowing her.

Annie is survived by grandchildren, Lisa Scails, Jimetta (Sean) Smith, and James (Valerie) Perkins of Danbury and their mother Patricia Perkins; eight great grandchildren; daughter in-law Gloristine Perkins of Danbury; four step grandchildren; Keith, Rodney, Sean and Alethea Vines, sixteen step great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and a host of friends. Annie was predeceased by her son James A Perkins Sr., one great grand daughter, Jaushema Perkins, four brothers, Clifton Shields, Milton Shields, James Shields, Preston Sheilds; two sisters, Allie L. Daughtry, Geneva Stocks.