Crystal Zambardino Perkins

Crystal Zambardino Perkins, 39, passed away peacefully on March 16, 2017 at her home in Seabrook Texas. She was surrounded by family and close friends.

Crystal was a native of Beaumont, Texas but grew up in Vidor, Texas and was a member of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church.

She was known for her beautiful smile and her infectious laugh. Crystal was very active in softball and cheerleading in school. She enjoyed reading and writing poetry in her younger days. Her Papa carried a poem she wrote about him in his wallet until the day he passed away.

In her adult life Crystal worked at the Post Office in Crystal Beach and also worked for the Clear Creek Independent School District with special needs children including Autistic children. She made many wonderful friends along the way.

She loved walking on the beach and browsing thrift stores for hours in search of unique treasures. Her greatest joys in the world were her son and daughter. They would laugh together and it was such a special bond they had. Crystal’s step daughter shared that bond with them.

Crystal loved a challenge and was a tower of strength when faced with the diagnosis of Cancer. She never lost her faith in God. Her husband and sister had a way of getting her to push on when she thought she couldn’t.

Crystal is survived by her husband Lann (Bub) Perkins, her son Vance Perkins, her daughter Laney Perkins, all of Seabrook Texas and her step daughter Paisley Perkins of Lumberton Texas. She is also survived by her mother Debbie Zambardino and step father David Longbottom of Glen Rose Texas, her sister and brother in law Heather and Harold Thibodeaux of Beaumont Texas, her mother in law and father in law Lana and Robert Perkins of Seabrook Texas, a host of Aunts, Uncles, cousins, and amazing friends and role models. Crystal is also survived by her father Damian Zambardino of Vidor.

There will be cremation followed by a private service.

The family would like to send heartfelt thanks to Harbor Hospice of Clear Lake for their never ending passion and care.




  1. Sweet, beautiful daughter…fly high and be at peace. Heaven has gained an amazing Angel. You are my hero and one of the strongest women I’ve ever known. I’m truly blessed to be your mom and Gramma to your precious children! Mama loves you so much!

    Debbie Zambardino
    • You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

      Brandy Whitten/Taylor
  2. My beautiful cousin, the strongest woman I have ever known. I know you were meant for things bigger than what was here on earth. Rest in peace Crystal…I love you

    Rayanna Nicholas
  3. My condolences to the Perkins, and Zambardino families. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this difficult time.

    Haley McFarland Aicklen
  4. My condolences to the family… Crystal was a beautiful person and I’m sorry for your loss Damian and Debbie

    Robby Watson
  5. Oursweet and Beautiful Crystal, you have left all of us wounderful memories. Each one that knew you is to love you. As a friend, daughter, Sister, Wife, an a wonderful mommy. Love you now an always. J. Kilmer

    Juanita Kilmer
  6. So very sorry for the loss of your loved one . Although i didn’t know her personally , what i did know of her she was amazing. Our prayers for you all. Sincerely , Dorothy&Billy Simmons

    Dorothy Simmons
  7. Prayers to your family during this difficult time. Crystal had such a big heart, and will never be forgotten.

    Ben simmons
  8. I’m so sorry for your great loss of such a beautiful loving daughter, Debbie. May God give you peace in your time of grief! Fly high sweet Crystal and tell my Kris I love him! ((( hugs)))) to your sweet family sweet friend!

    Ronda Higdon
  9. RIP Crystal! You will be forever remembered! My condolences to the family. My thoughts and prayers are with you…

    Rosie Boggs Albertelli
  10. Fly high Crystal. I was impressed the first time I met Crystal at a family reunion. It was before she became ill. Her smile was infectious. She was so friendly and full of life. I sensed that she was a strong woman. She proved that she was. Go rest high on that mountain. My condolences to all her family.

    Vance Perkins
    • Thank you and Ginny for supporting her through the hard years of this fight. She thought a lot of you all.

      Lana Perkins
  11. Crystal, amazing, beautiful, there are not enough words to describe you… but courageous is the one that stands out in my mind.

    The first time I met Crystal was at a family reunion. Such beauty and kindness in a small package. I visited with her after she was diagnosed with cancer. To my surprise and delight she remembered me from our one encounter. Though sick and very tired, we had a nice visit.

    Amazing and strong…fly high Crystal. My thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

    Debi Stanley Whotte
    • Thank you Debi for the kind words. She loved our family reunions.

      Lana Perkins
  12. Love and prayers sent to all . Crystal indeed had a very infectious smile. Crystal was such a strong and inspirational person and cousin. That girl faught the best fight and laughed through the pain, never did i hear a complaint from her even after she got sick.
    Even though this reality is unbelieveable and feels unfair God knew what his plan was and Crystal belived in him and his will. Rest in peace sweet Crystal watch over and guide all that love you and until we meet again we will miss you.

    Love,prayers,and sweet dreams,
    Emily Zambardino and Family

    Emily Zambardino
  13. So sorry to hear of Crystal’s passing. She was a kind and generous soul.

    Jennifer Welch Teeter
  14. Debbie I am so sorry for your loss. I know Crystal was such a special daughter to you and the love you two shared for each other was so strong, keep that forever in your heart. You are in my prayers…..

    Merle Bennett
  15. Debbie and Heather im so sorry for your terrible loss. Everyone who knew Crystal loved her…it was impossible not to. She will always be remembered for her beautiful smile and sweet personality. I love you ladies so very much and I’m always here whether you need to talk or just an ear to vent to. I will continue to pray for you daily. I love yall so much!!!

    Leanna Martínez
  16. I am so sorry for your loss. I feel fortunate that Crystal was my childhood friend. Prayers for her parents, sister, husband, and her precious children. Rest In Peace my sweet friend.

    Amy McMillian Morrisette
  17. Love you Crystal, see you again one day soon 🙂

    Keith Hankins
  18. I am so sorry for the loss of such a beautiful young lady. I never met Crystal but I know her parents and she has an amazing mom. Duncan, always know that you and your family live on in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all. Rest in peace Crystal and fly like no one has ever before. God bless and be with you all.

    Paula Snyder
  19. I’m so sorry for your loss. I wish the whole family my deepest symphaty and condolence to anybody who was fortunate to know her and work with her.

    Roland Kyburz

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