After Gertrude's death, Perkins married Pearl Gordon. She was born 21 Jul, 1935 at Holden, Livingston Parish, La. Pearl was the daughter of Walter Joseph Gordon, Jr. and Ettie Irene McCarroll. Pearl died 15 Jul, 1993 and is buried in James Chapel Methodist Church Cemetery, Holden, Livingston Parish, LA.
Perkins and Gertrude's children are:
|Perkins Melvin Nickens, Jr.||Born:||Feb, 1937|
|Kerney E. Nickens||Born:||06 Nov, 1938||Died:||12 Oct, 2011|
|Norma Sherry Nickens||Born:||04 Aug, 1943||Died:||29 Apr, 1998|
|Tellvares Odice "Tony" Nickens||Born:||20 Jul, 1945||Died:||08 Apr, 1995|
|Patsy Sharon Nickens||Born:||Feb, 1950|
|Jeffry David Nickens, Jr.||Born:||Jun, 1955|