Maggie Mae Perrin
September 29, 1922 -
May 26, 2020

Visitation

Service 

May 30, 2020
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

It is with regret we announce the passing of Ms. Maggie Mae Perrin, age 97 of Fayetteville, TN. Ms. Perrin was born on September 29, 1922 in Lincoln County, TN to the late Walter and Ethel May Johnston. Ms. Perrin passed away on May 26, 2020 at her residence.

Ms. Perrin worked as an educator for 35 years before she retired and then she continued tutoring children until she was 90 years old. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include her son, Ron (Cheryl) Perrin of Fayetteville; grandchildren Kate (Kristian) Jenkins of Connecticut, Jill Perrin of Murfreesboro, Spencer (Angie) Perrin of Fayetteville, Stuart Perrin of Jonesboro, AR, Barrett (Rebecca) Lewis of Fayetteville, and Rielly (Tommy) Gray of Lebanon; great niece, Jane Johnston (John) Conger of Fayetteville. In addition to her parents, Maggie was preceded in death by her husband, William Perrin and son Stan Perrin.

Graveside services will be conducted at 1PM on Saturday, May 30 at Booneville Cemetery with Rev. Ann Hatcher officiating.

In accordance with State of Tennessee Executive Order No. 38 by Governor Bill Lee, social gatherings are limited to no more than 50 participants. For your safety we recommend face coverings, 6 feet social distancing, practicing good hygiene, and remaining home if you feel sick. The family invites you to share memories at higginsfh.com.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Ralph Askins School Library, c/o Fayetteville City Schools, 100 Elk Avenue South, #200, Fayetteville, TN 37334.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Ms. Maggie Mae Perrin.

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29 Comments

  1. Jane Mason Jennings

    Mrs. Perrin was one of my very favorite teachers. She was my teacher in second grade and I thought she was just about perfect. She always had a kind thing to say about each student and was the epitome of a beautiful lady to me. I will never forget her. My prayers for her family.

    Reply
  2. Barry Barnett

    Mrs, Perrin, You were one of the sweetest teacher I ever had, you made a lasting impression on me which still goes with me daily.
    Ron, I’m sorry for your loss, your mother was loved by many in Fayetteville and everywhere she was. My the words from all give you live and comfort.

    Reply
  3. Jeanie and Mike Hyde

    Mrs Maggie was a precious loving soul. All the children that she taught were blessed to have her and she gave each child special attention. She was truly the best and will be missed by many. Love to her family at this sad time.

    Reply
  4. Norma Bradford

    So sorry for your loss. The The Lincoln County Retired Teacher Association has lost a long and faithful member of our organization. She will be missed by each and every one.

    Reply
  5. Nancy Lane

    Ms. Maggie was so special. She befriended me when I started teaching at Ralph Askins in the 70s. She loved family very much. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  6. Benny King

    Ron no matter how long we have them it creates a void when they leave us. I have the fondest of memories of my years at Robert E. Lee where she was one of the corner stones of that team of teachers. Those people were why I wanted to teach – your mother was a big part of that influence. God bless you as you adjust to your new normal.

    Reply
  7. patricia reese

    I knew her all my life , what a wonderful lady and teacher who cared about all students. Prayers to Ronald and family. Pat and Jerry Reese

    Reply
  8. Becky Sisk

    So sad to hear of your loss. I know she was a fine lady because she certainly raised a fine son. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you as only he can.

    Reply
  9. Cody Swinford

    My First Grade Teacher. I will always treasure the extra time and attention she gave me after my mother, Sarah D. (West) Swinford passed away. To include, taking me shopping for some new clothes. Very special lady who I will always hold dear in my heart. God bless the family during this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  10. BOBBY MCNATT

    I HAVE KNOW MRS. MAGGIE ALL OF MY LIFE. SHE WAS RAISED ABOUT 1 MILE FROM MY DAD. HER BROTHER (ROBERT JOHNSTON) HAD A DOUBLE WEDDING WITH MY PARENTS. GREAT MEMORIES./

    Reply
  11. Rickey Honey

    Prayers to Ronald and family!

    Reply
  12. Nanette Faukner Taylor

    so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. Maggie was such a sweet sweet lady.

    Reply
  13. Kim Vaughn

    I so loved Mrs Perrin!! She tutored my kids for a while, and then later on I did her hair for quite some time. She was a hoot!! And I know she will be greatly missed. Love to you all!

    Reply
  14. Peggy Coleman

    I met Mrs. Perrin in 1955. She was my 7th grade substitute teacher for Mrs. Jean Moores at Robert E. Lee. I have fondly remember her reading Carmen to us. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

    Reply
  15. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ron and family, Mrs. Perrin was so loved by so many people. Her love for kids and their education was top notch. She sure helped me by tutoring Logan for several years. She was a jewel and will be missed by many. Prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Reply
  16. Amy Clark

    Thoughts and prayers for this family. Mrs. Perrin was my summer kindergarten teacher. One of the sweetest ladies ever!

    Reply
  17. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs. Maggie was a wonderful person. She also made a huge impact on hundreds of children by teaching, tutoring, and loving us all like we were her own. She lived a long life and has definitely left an impact on all of her students. My prayers for Kate and Jill and Mrs. Maggie’s entire family. Love to you all! Keep all those sweet memories of MeeMaw close to your heart.
    Lenace ❤️

    Reply
  18. Anita Johnson

    If you ever met Mrs. Perrin, you loved her. She had such a sweet spirit about her. I know she will be missed terribly, but what a treasure you will have in memories of her. God bless!

    Reply
  19. Van and Melissa Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers and love for you all.

    Reply
  20. Becky Bills

    May God bless and Ron Perrin!! She was a wonderful lady!!

    Reply
  21. Fredna W. McAlister

    Maggie Perrin was one of the sweetest and kindest people I’ve ever known. Her love for children was an inspiration to me as a fellow educator. She will long be remembered as the teacher that truly made a “difference” in a child’s life.

    Reply
  22. Charlie Dionne

    Ms. Maggie will be dearly missed.
    I had the joy and privilege to be one of the First United Methodist Church members that brought Ms. Maggie communion.
    Our conversations were delightful. I enjoyed hearing about her family members and life experiences.
    May the God of all comfort sustain her friends and family as they grieve her loss and celebrate her life.
    Charlie Dionne

    Reply
    • Wanda and Bob Williams

      So sorry for the loss of your Mom and grandmother. We’ll be thinking of you and your family. She was a loved teacher!

      Reply
  23. Odessa McDonald Dangerfield

    Mrs. Perrin was such a sweet, sweet person. She was my 1st grade teacher and remains one of my favorite teachers. She also tutored my daughter and she came to love her just as I did. I always enjoyed seeing her sweet smile and hug whenever she came to the 50’s Show. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Perrin. Heaven has gained a sweet spirit!

    Reply
  24. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Students were blessed who had Mrs. Perrin as a teacher. We send our sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  25. Jessica Barrett

    I am so sad to hear about the passing of Mrs. Perrin. She tutored Aidan for years. She had the sweetest soul and a real passion for teaching. All the kids always loved helping her feed the fish. She will be missed!

    Reply
  26. Cynthia Gardner and family

    So sorry to hear of this beautiful lady’s passing , She was a wonderful lady. My sons school teacher and he loved her much❤️

    Reply
  27. Wanda Shelton

    Without a doubt, Mrs. Maggie Perrin was one of the sweetest women I ever met. She opened her home to me on many occasions, and she opened her heart to every child she ever taught. Long after she retired, she would call and we would talk about books, learning theory, and skills boys and girls need to be great students. May God bless her family. Mrs. Perrin was such a sweet soul.

    Reply
  28. Lynn Brown

    Prayers send to the family, in your time of need.

    Reply

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Memories

29 Comments

  1. Jane Mason Jennings

    Mrs. Perrin was one of my very favorite teachers. She was my teacher in second grade and I thought she was just about perfect. She always had a kind thing to say about each student and was the epitome of a beautiful lady to me. I will never forget her. My prayers for her family.

    Reply
  2. Barry Barnett

    Mrs, Perrin, You were one of the sweetest teacher I ever had, you made a lasting impression on me which still goes with me daily.
    Ron, I’m sorry for your loss, your mother was loved by many in Fayetteville and everywhere she was. My the words from all give you live and comfort.

    Reply
  3. Jeanie and Mike Hyde

    Mrs Maggie was a precious loving soul. All the children that she taught were blessed to have her and she gave each child special attention. She was truly the best and will be missed by many. Love to her family at this sad time.

    Reply
  4. Norma Bradford

    So sorry for your loss. The The Lincoln County Retired Teacher Association has lost a long and faithful member of our organization. She will be missed by each and every one.

    Reply
  5. Nancy Lane

    Ms. Maggie was so special. She befriended me when I started teaching at Ralph Askins in the 70s. She loved family very much. So sorry for your loss.

    Reply
  6. Benny King

    Ron no matter how long we have them it creates a void when they leave us. I have the fondest of memories of my years at Robert E. Lee where she was one of the corner stones of that team of teachers. Those people were why I wanted to teach – your mother was a big part of that influence. God bless you as you adjust to your new normal.

    Reply
  7. patricia reese

    I knew her all my life , what a wonderful lady and teacher who cared about all students. Prayers to Ronald and family. Pat and Jerry Reese

    Reply
  8. Becky Sisk

    So sad to hear of your loss. I know she was a fine lady because she certainly raised a fine son. My prayers go out to you and your family. May God comfort you as only he can.

    Reply
  9. Cody Swinford

    My First Grade Teacher. I will always treasure the extra time and attention she gave me after my mother, Sarah D. (West) Swinford passed away. To include, taking me shopping for some new clothes. Very special lady who I will always hold dear in my heart. God bless the family during this time of loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Reply
  10. BOBBY MCNATT

    I HAVE KNOW MRS. MAGGIE ALL OF MY LIFE. SHE WAS RAISED ABOUT 1 MILE FROM MY DAD. HER BROTHER (ROBERT JOHNSTON) HAD A DOUBLE WEDDING WITH MY PARENTS. GREAT MEMORIES./

    Reply
  11. Rickey Honey

    Prayers to Ronald and family!

    Reply
  12. Nanette Faukner Taylor

    so sorry for your loss. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers. Maggie was such a sweet sweet lady.

    Reply
  13. Kim Vaughn

    I so loved Mrs Perrin!! She tutored my kids for a while, and then later on I did her hair for quite some time. She was a hoot!! And I know she will be greatly missed. Love to you all!

    Reply
  14. Peggy Coleman

    I met Mrs. Perrin in 1955. She was my 7th grade substitute teacher for Mrs. Jean Moores at Robert E. Lee. I have fondly remember her reading Carmen to us. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family.

    Reply
  15. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ron and family, Mrs. Perrin was so loved by so many people. Her love for kids and their education was top notch. She sure helped me by tutoring Logan for several years. She was a jewel and will be missed by many. Prayers are with you during this sad time.

    Reply
  16. Amy Clark

    Thoughts and prayers for this family. Mrs. Perrin was my summer kindergarten teacher. One of the sweetest ladies ever!

    Reply
  17. Lenace Hyde

    Mrs. Maggie was a wonderful person. She also made a huge impact on hundreds of children by teaching, tutoring, and loving us all like we were her own. She lived a long life and has definitely left an impact on all of her students. My prayers for Kate and Jill and Mrs. Maggie’s entire family. Love to you all! Keep all those sweet memories of MeeMaw close to your heart.
    Lenace ❤️

    Reply
  18. Anita Johnson

    If you ever met Mrs. Perrin, you loved her. She had such a sweet spirit about her. I know she will be missed terribly, but what a treasure you will have in memories of her. God bless!

    Reply
  19. Van and Melissa Massey

    We are so sorry for your loss. She was a very sweet lady. Prayers and love for you all.

    Reply
  20. Becky Bills

    May God bless and Ron Perrin!! She was a wonderful lady!!

    Reply
  21. Fredna W. McAlister

    Maggie Perrin was one of the sweetest and kindest people I’ve ever known. Her love for children was an inspiration to me as a fellow educator. She will long be remembered as the teacher that truly made a “difference” in a child’s life.

    Reply
  22. Charlie Dionne

    Ms. Maggie will be dearly missed.
    I had the joy and privilege to be one of the First United Methodist Church members that brought Ms. Maggie communion.
    Our conversations were delightful. I enjoyed hearing about her family members and life experiences.
    May the God of all comfort sustain her friends and family as they grieve her loss and celebrate her life.
    Charlie Dionne

    Reply
    • Wanda and Bob Williams

      So sorry for the loss of your Mom and grandmother. We’ll be thinking of you and your family. She was a loved teacher!

      Reply
  23. Odessa McDonald Dangerfield

    Mrs. Perrin was such a sweet, sweet person. She was my 1st grade teacher and remains one of my favorite teachers. She also tutored my daughter and she came to love her just as I did. I always enjoyed seeing her sweet smile and hug whenever she came to the 50’s Show. Rest in Heaven Mrs. Perrin. Heaven has gained a sweet spirit!

    Reply
  24. Gary and Brenda Badenhop

    Students were blessed who had Mrs. Perrin as a teacher. We send our sympathy to her family.

    Reply
  25. Jessica Barrett

    I am so sad to hear about the passing of Mrs. Perrin. She tutored Aidan for years. She had the sweetest soul and a real passion for teaching. All the kids always loved helping her feed the fish. She will be missed!

    Reply
  26. Cynthia Gardner and family

    So sorry to hear of this beautiful lady’s passing , She was a wonderful lady. My sons school teacher and he loved her much❤️

    Reply
  27. Wanda Shelton

    Without a doubt, Mrs. Maggie Perrin was one of the sweetest women I ever met. She opened her home to me on many occasions, and she opened her heart to every child she ever taught. Long after she retired, she would call and we would talk about books, learning theory, and skills boys and girls need to be great students. May God bless her family. Mrs. Perrin was such a sweet soul.

    Reply
  28. Lynn Brown

    Prayers send to the family, in your time of need.

    Reply

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