Brenda Lee Perkins, beloved daughter, sister and friend, left our side much too soon on Tuesday, January 18, 2022. She was at peace at her home, with her treasured fur-babies at her side when she passed in St. Louis, Missouri at 58 years of age.
Brenda spent most of her profession within the cosmetology field, over 38 years. These last few years she was working her dream job at the Missouri State Board of Cosmetology and Barber as an Inspector. Oh, and did you know? She LOVED HER JOB!!!
Brenda was born on March 27, 1963, in St. Louis, Missouri to Walter and Beverly (Wilde) Perkins. She grew up with her two brothers and sister in Arnold, Missouri where she graduated Fox High School in 1981. She was a member of the Warriorette Drill Team from 1978-1981 and attended Culver Stockton College for a short duration before she found cosmetology was her calling. She graduated from LaPlant Cosmetology School in 1984 and had a successful career as a loving and caring cosmetologist in the St. Louis area, including teaching and mentoring other developing cosmetologists.
Brenda spent time hunting and target shooting with her Dad, brothers, and friends leading her to be a successful deer hunter. She would organize outings with family, friends and neighbors going to wineries and cooking for those she held close. To look at Brenda’s yard, it showed her hard work and her love and appreciation for her home. Her fur-babies, Bo and Ella were her “children” and spoiling them was one of her many priorities. Brenda was also known for, as she referred to as “sh!t shopping” in resale shops, always finding the best deal was a pleasurable challenge for her. Yet most of all, her relationships with young and old speaks to her real heart.
Brenda is survived by her loving and supportive parents Walter and Beverly Perkins; brothers Kevin (Donna) Perkins, David (Annette) Perkins; sister Nancy (David) Lewis; Nieces Christina (Jeremy) Conley, Rochelle (Pete) Maubach, Elizabeth Davis; Nephews Philip (Joline) Perkins, Zachary (Courtney) Davis; Great nephews Christopher Perkins, Austin James Perkins, Bryce Maubach, Matthew Maubach, Skylar Perkins, Lane Perkins; many aunts, uncles, cousins , many friends and clients who adored and loved her.
She is now having a reunion celebration with many loved ones that left before her, such as her beloved grandparents Philip and Grace Wilde, Paternal grandparents John and Violet Perkins, niece Randi Perkins, brother-in-law Stewart Davis and several aunts, uncles and friends/clients.
Visitation will be held at Kutis Funeral Home on Lemay Ferry in St. Louis, Missouri on Sunday, January 23, 2022, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm. A short funeral service will be held on Monday, January 24, 2022, at 1:00 pm followed by burial at Park Lawn Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the MS Society or St. Louis Shriners Hospital.