Carla Sue Howard Perkins, age 73, of Knoxville, formerly of Roane County, passed away September 13, 2020. She was born in Rockwood on January 1, 1947. As the only child of Edna Jo Johnson Howard, she was loved and nurtured by the First Baptist Church, many life-long friends, and the Rockwood High School class of 1965. She was a University of Tennessee graduate of 1969 and a member of Gamma Phi Beta Sorority. She loved the Baptist Church, Rockwood High School, her close friends who were members of the RHS Bongos, UT and Vols football. She is preceded in death by her daughter: Kristin Perkins Kalthoff; mother: Edna Jo Howard, and grandparents: Dr. and Mrs. C.O. Johnson. She is survived by her father: Paul Perkins of Knoxville. A special thanks to her caretaker, Cousin Brenda Russell of Knoxville, and cousins. Memorials can be made in Carla’s honor to the First Baptist Church of Rockwood. Contributions will be used by her church family and friends to remember her in a meaningful way. The family wishes to thank the many health professionals who were so kind to Carla. No services will be held.