Marie Perkins, long-time business and civic leader, dies

Published 10:48 am Thursday, October 14, 2021

NATCHEZ — Marie Perkins, founder and matriarch of the Listen Up Y’all radio family and strong Natchez business and civic leader for most of her life, has died.

She was 96.

Perkins’ work led the way for many women in Natchez to become business owners and managers and leaders in the community.

More information about her life and funeral arrangements will be shared as they come available.