K. Perkins of Tampa, passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, February
6, 2019 at the tender age of 22. A Celebration of Life Service for
Ishmael K. Perkins will be held on Saturday, February 16, at 2:00 p.m.,
at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, 3005 E. Ellicott St. Tampa,
Florida, 33610 with Minister Bruce Bryant, officiating. Interment will
be held Monday, February 18 at 11:00 a.m. at Garden of Memories
Ishmael was a native of Tampa, Florida,
born to Kim L. Perkins and Vicky L Perkins. He was a 2015 graduate of
Paul R. Wharton High School. At Wharton High School, Ishmael was an
Honor Roll student, Team Manager for the Men’s Basketball Team and a
member of the school band for 4 years.
Ishmael is a student at the University of Tampa and will be a graduating
senior. Ishmael’s family will proudly accept his Bachelor of Science
degree in Sports Management at the May Graduation Ceremony. Also,
during the past four years, Ishmael has been a dedicated Team Manager
for the UT Spartans Men’s Basketball Team.
Ishmael loved life and lived it to the fullest. He enjoyed traveling,
attending sporting and recreational events and spending time with all of
his family members. Ishmael was an inspiration to others and touched
many lives. He had a reputation of setting goals and looked forward to
To cherish his legacy and memories, Ishmael leaves: his parents, Kim L.
Perkins, Vicky L. Perkins; his devoted sister, Mayah L. Perkins; and a
host of family members and friends. Special thanks to Lorita Hightower,
friend and his personal assistant.
The Visitation will be held from 5-8
pm. Friday, February 15th at Ray Williams Funeral Home, 301 N. Howard