LENOIR Catherine Shook Perkins, 90, of Lenoir passed away Friday, Sept. 14, 2018 at her home. Born in Catawba County, Catherine was a daughter of the late Commodore & Matilda Shook. Mrs. Perkins graduated from Glen Alpine High School, Gardner-Webb College and Carson-Newman College. She retired from Burke County Dept. of Social Services after 30 years as a social worker. She especially enjoyed placing children with adoptive families. A faithful member of Hartland Baptist Church, she served in several areas including Sunday school teacher and WMU. She was a prayer warrior and devout Christian. She loved her family and church family dearly. She was preceded in death by parents, Commodore and Matilda Shook; sister, Mary Elizabeth Shook; brother, Commodore Shook Jr., and her beloved husband of 54 years, Robert Conley Perkins. They enjoyed many years of traveling, gardening and enjoying the outdoors together. She is survived by three loving daughters, Deborah P. Hood and husband, John, Cindy P. Younce and husband, Mark, and Mary P. Baker and husband, Julian; nine grandchildren, Chris Greene, wife, Brandy, Ashley Greene, Justin Hood, Karlie Hood, Mary Younce Bentley and husband, Erik, Jacob Younce, Elizabeth Baker, Natalie Greene and Natalie's soon to be baby brother. A celebration of life will be held Tuesday, Sept. 18, at Hartland Baptist Church at 1 p.m. Officiating will be Dr. Todd Smith and Dr. Steve Parker. The family will receive friends from 12 to 1 p.m., prior to the service. The burial will follow in the church cemetery. Pallbearers will be her son-in-laws and grandsons. In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorials be made to Hartland Baptist Church elevator fund, Hartland Baptist Church, 3730 Hartland Rd., Morganton, NC 28655. Online condolences may be sent to www.evansfuneralservice.com. Evans Funeral Service & Crematory is serving the family.

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