Nettie Elmira (Rasin) Perkins, known to most as Elmira or Ms. Nettie, was born on December 28, 1936 to the late Amelia L. Benson and Edward Pinkney. She was educated in the Baltimore Maryland School for the Blind and Deaf. Elmira, never worked, though she did baby sit nieces and nephews. She enjoyed making crafts, knitting and crochet. She always brightened up everyone's day with her smiles and joyful disposition. She loved all of her family; she had a great special love in her heart for her great grandchildren. Nettie was accepted as a member of St. Stephens AME Church in Unionville, MD where she served as a Communion Steward, Usher, Missionary and belonged to the Lay Organization. All during her marriage to the late Leonard Perkins she loved being a member of St. Stephens and serving God whom she truly loved as well as all her church family. Elmira, leaves to mourn a loving daughter and caregiver for 20 years, Vanessa L. Blake (Easton); one loving granddaughter, Okima A Rahim (Easton); three great grandchildren, Timothy A. Blake, Erin Daniell Rahim and Xavier A Rahim (all of Easton); a special son, Reginald Brown (Baltimore); one sister, Claudine A Blake (Easton); two brothers, Hermione Rasin (Easton) and George Rasin (Cambridge); two lifelong best friends, Retha Kellum (Easton) and Barbara Hudson (Florida); one step-daughter, Regina Limberry (Easton) and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three sisters, Leatrice Fletcher, Velveeta and Alice Rasin and four brothers, Alphonso (Romey) Rasin, Julius Rasin, William "Billy" Rasin and James "Jimboy" Rasin. Services will be held Sat., March 23rd 1pm at Asbury UM Church 18 S. Higgins St Easton with a viewing two hours prior. Interment in St. Stephens AME Church Cemetery.