On June 20, 2006, ESSIE M. PERKINS, dear mother of Gretta Thompson and Walter and Marion Perkins and loving sister of Edelle Marcus; also survived by other loving relatives and friends. Friends may call at the JOSEPH L. RUSS FUNERAL HOME, P.A., 2222-26 W. North Avenue, on Monday from 3 to 8 P.M. Wake at John Wesley U.M. Church, 3202 W. North Ave. on Tuesday from 10:30 to 11 A.M. when funeral service will begin. Interment Mt. Zion Cemetery.