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PERKINS, Melissa Leanne

Melissa Leanne Perkins, 47, Mt. Juliet, passed away Sept. 18.
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 woman 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 John-son, Josh Johnson and Amanda Johnson; nieces and nephews, Christian, Nikko, Kenzie, Abigail, Jor-dan, Turner, Jase, Shelbi, Kobe, Landon, Charlie Ann, and Eli; and great-nephew, Gunner.
The visitation was Tuesday, Sept. 21 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,

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