Jean Sink Perrell

1942 - 2023

Jean Sink Perrell passed away on Monday, November 13th of 2023 at the age of 81. Services will be
held at Midway Church, 9795 Old Hwy 52 Lexington on Saturday, November 18th at 11:00 am.
Jean was born on September 23rd, 1942 to Hall & Vivian Sink. She married Gary Lee Perrell on May
30th, 1965. She was preceded in death by her parents, Hall & Vivian Sink; her husband of 54 years,
Gary Perrell; her mother-in law, Rachel Perrell; sister-in-law Bonnie Landreth & brother-in-law Alan
Surviving are her 3 children – Andy Perrell (Gaby), Cindy Hylton (Dewey), Christy Wall (Tommy); 7
grandchildren – Aaron (Jennifer), Nathan, and Levi Perrell, Allison and Matthew Hylton, Bradley Wall
(Leslie) and Brittany Hutson (Kaelan); 3 great-grandchildren – Wiley Perrell, Vivienne and Hartford
Wall; 3 brothers – James Sink, Keith Sink (Sharon), Randy Sink (Judy), sisters-in-law Brenda Sink,
Judy Long, brother-in-law Joe Landreth and many nieces and nephews.
Jean was a dedicated member of Midway Church her entire life. She and her husband, Gary, sang in the
choir, played bells, served on various church committees, made many chicken pies, served as youth
leaders, helped with the New Heritage Singers and countless other jobs done around the church as
Jean worked at Wachovia, then quit to raise her three children and other children in the neighborhood.
Later she started working at Midway Church Day Care, working in different classes over the years, and
served as director for a time as well. When the Day Care closed, she started working at the preschool
there at the church. She touched many children’s lives over about four decades.
On top of this, summers were spent traveling. Every year, Jean loved to put together bus trips traveling
all up and down the east coast with Trailways Bus Company. I think she was a tour guide at heart.
You want to know what our mom, Jean Perrell was like or who she was? That’s easy! Look at her
brothers, her children, her grandchildren and even her great-grandchildren. That’s where our mom
poured herself, into the love of her family. If that’s not enough, look to the many kids and families she
touched in her countless hours and years at her church through their day care center, preschool & youth
programs. Still not enough? Look to her friends and other members of her church. Our mom shared her
love with us all and although we all have our faults, our mom was able to overlook them and love us
anyway, unconditionally. That’s who Jean Perrell was. She was love and she was loved deeply by so
many! She will be missed by all who knew her.
Donations can be made to Midway Church budget or choir fund.


6 tributes for Jean Sink Perrell

  1. Sheri Perryman

    Jean was all about love and laughter, lending a helping hand when asked, being a loyal friend, listening when you needed that, could always be counted on to show up, to lift you up, and to do it all with her sweet smile and glowing faith on display for all she met.

  2. Cathy & Sohni

    What beautiful words and wonderful tribute to your mom! I know how well she loved and touched so many lives! She will certainly be missed!! Beautiful inside & out!! Praying for your sweet family! Love y’all!

  3. Eve Sink

    Jean was the type of person who was always helping and teaching others. We love and admire the faithful wife, mother, grandmother, relative and friend she was to all who knew her. She was a fearless warrior to the end and a faithful servant of God. We will all miss you but will see you later. Marty and Eve Sink 💜

  4. Sandra Catlett and Tanya Bass

    Sending prayers and condolences to all of the family in the passing of our dear sweet cousin. She will be greatly missed. So glad we were able to visit with her recently to share memories and photos.

  5. Judy Long

    Jean was a great sister-in-law, wife and mother. As a devoted wife to my brother she was faithful and patient in many
    difficult situations. I have lots of fond memories during family get to gathers and cousin lunches when we shared funny stories
    and much laughter. We all miss you Jean.

  6. Kelly Byrd

    Ms. Jean was a beautiful person in all ways. She always had a smile and kind words to share. She was a wonderful preschool teacher to our daughter and so many others. She will be missed. Much love and prayers go out to her family. 🙏💙🙏


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