PERKINS, Melissa Leanne, age 47, of Mt. Juliet, Tennessee passed away on September 18, 2021.
Melissa worked for Metro Nashville Public Schools in Special Education for 25 years. She started as a paraprofessional then worked as an interpreter, life skills teacher, and taught the blind and visually impaired. She had a master’s degree in Special Education.
She had a strong passion for working with Special Needs children and it showed through her work. Melissa was hilarious and had a great sense of humor. She brought joy and laughter to many and was a great storyteller.
She was an inspiring women and mother, “she was a mom that made you want to be a better mom.” Her wonderful children were her top priority.
She is survived by her parents, Tommy and Pat Johnson; children, Christopher Johnson, Taryn Perkins, and Kaelin Perkins; siblings, Tim Johnson, Tosha (Mike) Haynes, Jeffrey (Janet) Johnson, James Johnson, Josh Johnson and Amanda Johnson; nieces and nephews, Christian, Nikko, Kenzie, Abigail, Jordan, Turner, Jase, Shelbi, Kobe, Landon, Charlie Ann, and Eli; and great-nephew, Gunner.
The visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 21st from 4-8pm at Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet.
Arrangements by Sellars Funeral Home at Mt. Juliet, 2229 N. Mt. Juliet Road, Mt. Juliet, TN 37122, 615-758-5459, obituary line 615-758-8818, www.sellarsfuneralservices.com