Perlena Claudine Pipkins Havard, 92, native of Leakesville, MS passed into glory on April 18, 2020. She was a proud member of the Leakesville Presbyterian Church, A OES Worthy Matron of local Venus Chapter 100, a devoted teacher of early childhood education, and Adult Literacy instructor. Perlena was loved by many and enjoyed spending time sitting on the front porch, bird watching, gathering with family and friends, and spending mornings at the frame with her friends from the Green Co. Quilting Club.
She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Prine Pipkins; mother, Matilda Louisa Johnson Pipkins; husband, John Sharp Havard; son, John Sherman Havard; grandson, William Francis Havard Jr.; 3 brothers; 5 sisters; cousins, friends, and loved ones.
She was survived by sons, William Francis Havard (Kathi), Michael Allen Havard, Robert Joseph Havard Sr. (Ida); daughter; Mary Sharlene Havard McCoy; 13 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; daughter-in-law, Brenda Walley Havard; sister, Bobbie McCardle; cousins, friends, and loved ones.
Pall bearers will be; Laren Turner, Butch Dueitt, Robert Havard Jr., Jeremy Davis, Michael McCoy, and John Robert McCoy.
Perlena will be dearly missed. Due to circumstance a private service will be held. A memorial service will be announced at a later date and time. Online condolences can be given at www.freemanleakesville.com. Freeman Funeral Home - Leakesville is in charge of arrangments.
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