Joan Mae Shibley Perkins, age 87, lately of Mt. Juliet, TN, died Nov. 19, 2016.
Mrs. Perkins was an artist who especially enjoyed painting in watercolor and oil, and drawing in pencil and ink. She was a golf enthusiast and had a passion for butterflies and birds. Mrs. Perkins was the daughter of the late Ralph Emerson and Maryamma Parker Shibley.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Neal H. Perkins, son, Jeremy Louis Cole, brother, John L. Shibley and former husband, J.D. Cole.
She is survived by son, James Ralph (Debbie) Cole of Chickamauga, GA, nieces and nephew, Marianna (Randy) Drinkard of Marietta, GA, Joe (Debbie) Shibley of Mt. Juliet, TN, Rebecca (Ric) Turpin of Monroe, GA, and Susan (Donald) Letteer of Norcross, GA, beloved feline companions, Princess and Lady Pat.
At Mrs. Perkins' request, no services are planned.
Condolences may be sent online to www.bondmemorial.com/econdolence, and memorials may be made to the Nashville Rescue Mission, 639 Lafayette Street, Nashville, TN 37203-4226.
Arrangements by Bond Memorial Chapel, N. Mt. Juliet Road and Weston Drive, Mt. Juliet, TN, (615)773-2663, www.bondmemorial.com.