February 25, 1944 ~ February 12, 2023

Born in: San Antonio, Texas
Resided in: Hawthorne, California

Mr. Leslie Craig Perkins, affectionately known as “Les,” was born on February 25, 1944, in San Antonio, Texas. He earned his High School Diploma from Saint Peter Claver Academy in San Antonio, Texas, in 1965. Following his graduation, Leslie enlisted in the US Army, where he served for several years.

After completing his service to his country, Les relocated to California, where he worked in the corporate world and traveled extensively for business. His last position was as a manager for “One Day Paint and Body Centers,” an auto body paint shop, where he worked until his retirement.

Leslie had a passion for sports and enjoyed watching football and other sports. He was also an accomplished cook and enjoyed preparing his favorite dishes, including “enchiladas,” “cupcakes,” and his favorite “hot sauce.” He was an avid reader and enjoyed researching various topics.

Leslie met his beloved wife, Violeta Lowe, on a sunny day in California, and they were married on January 30th, 2004.

Leslie was preceded in death by his mother, Jewel Etta Jackson, and his brother, Jose Jerome Jackson. Leslie is survived by his wife, Violeta Lowe Perkins, his brother, Reuben Jackson II, his ex-wife, Cecelia, and his adopted daughter. He is also survived by his brother-in-law, Alberto Lowe-Muschette, sister-in-law’s: Ana Williams, Marcela McPhee, and Clotilde Simons, as well as a host of cousins, nieces, nephews, and close friends, including Robert and Darlene Greene.

Leslie cherished his warm conversations with his cousin, Debra Lynell, and the rest of his family in San Antonio, Texas. Leslie will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

The Family of Leslie would like to sincerely thank you for your kind words and prayers. Your expressions of love, care, and support to the family during this time of sorrow are greatly appreciated.

Order of Service

Predicador/Pastor: Enrique Pérez (Church of Christ)

Predicador/Pastor: Salvador Rodríguez (Church of Christ)

Opening Prayer

Words of Comfort

Reflections by Friends (Limit 1-2 minutes)

Silent reading of Obituary

Following Memorial Service please join the family for repast at Lighthouse Memorial & Reception 1016 W. 164th Street, Gardena, CA 90247.

“Don’t grieve for me, for now I am free;

I am following the path GOD laid for me”



Service: February 22, 2023 4:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247


Reception / Repast: February 22, 2023 5:00 pm - February 22, 2023 7:00 pm

Lighthouse Memorials & Receptions - McMillan Center
1016 W. 164th Street
Gardena, CA 90247


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  1. My brother I am going to miss you. I pray that you have seen my Lord Jesus. Rest in peace and may my God give your wife peace and lots of love. Wow this does not seem real to me. I love you.

  2. Rest in Peace dear cousin and enjoy our elders until we all meet again. May your wife find comfort and peace during this very tough time. Love Always! Vivian King

  3. Pastor Ruth A. Martin of East St. Paul UMC located in San Antoino Texas. The members will always cherish him, because this was the church of his youth and his entire family. We know that will meet again on that great getting up morning.

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