Myrtie May Atkins, 72, of Steens, MS passed away Wednesday, November 8, 2006 at her residence.
Visitation will be Thursday, November 9, 2006 from 6-9 pm at Lowndes Funeral Home, Columbus, MS. Funeral services will be at 2:00 pm, Friday, November 10, 2006 at Lowndes Funeral Home with Bro. James Gardner officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Millport, AL with Lowndes Funeral Home directing.
Mrs. Atkins was born May 1, 1934 in Columbus, MS to the late William Harvey and Mary Lee Lenard Wooten, and had lived in the Columbus/Steens area her whole life. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the VFW Auxiliary, and Victory Tabernacle Church, and also, attended Living Faith Tabernacle Church. Mrs. Atkins is preceded in death by her husband, Jack Atkins.
Mrs. Atkins is survived by her children, Jack Atkins, Jr., Ethelsville, AL, Christine Atkins Taylor, Tony Ray Atkins, and Larry Joseph Atkins, all of Steens, MS, Brenda Atkins Acks, Marietta, GA, Theresa Kay Pate, Columbus, MS; 14 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.
Pallbearers will be sons, sons-in-law, and grandsons.
Honorary pallbearers will be families of her church.
Memorials may be made to the American Diabetes Association, 16 Northtown Dr., Jackson, MS 39211 or the American Heart Association, P. O. Box 16808, Jackson, MS 39236.