Love Dr. Akins miss you like crazy miss seeing your smiling face.
Today I acknowledge what would have been your birthday and we will never forget you.We love and miss you.
Love you forever my only Dentist I have ever had what a major loss to all. What a great gain heaven has acquired. Still in disbelief you were my friend not just my dentist thanks for the Ray Lewis smile you put in my mouth about 6 weeks ago. Chat and Chay be strong guys your dad was all our hero. Frank Drummer
I would like to extend my sorrow to the family and friends. I hope you all find courage from acts24:15. One day you and your love ones will unite again.
Jean, Chet and Chae:
During this holiday season think of the fond family memories created and shared. I knew Chester better through his son Chet, as I tutored him as an 8th grader. I respected his abilities as a father and role model to his sons and his community. Im so sorry for your loss.
Michael Hays, Jackonville, FL
Jean, Chet, and Chae.
You are in my thoughts, my heart, and my prayers. Have hope in tomorrow, have faith in the everlasting, and take comfort in the love of friends and family. May angels walk with you today and always. Remember, memories are the legacy of love. RIP Chester!
I am glad to say I had the Awesome opportunity to meet Dr. Aiken and for him also to be my denist for several years.
U were n Allways will b an awsome dentist
I am sending my prayers and condolences to the Aikens family.
You will be truly missed. To be absent from the body is to be present with the lord. RIP Dr. Aikens you were a great friend and Frat brother.
I am sending my condolences to the Aikens family. Dr. Aikens was a wonderful dentist for my son and I. He will be sadly missed. I know my son appreciated how he was gentle and caring when he was afraid. Thanks for being a wonder dentist.
Troy Lynn Thomas and Payne Thomas
Rest in peace Dr. Chester Aikens,you will be missed.
Thomas and Donna Hamm
I met Dr. Aikens when we were both in the 26th AVN Bn in the early 80's in Jacksonville. He was always willing to help his fellow FL National Guard personnel; so I was not surprised years later upon moving to Madison to find out that was his hometown and his devotion to the church and the community. Blessings upon his family during this time of sorrow.
May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.
Sending my heartfelt condolences to the Aikens family in the time of their loss.
My deepest condolences to Barbara and the entire Aikens family. Dr. Aikens has left a legacy that will never be forgotten,
I'll never forget this good brother and what he did for me. The family will continue to be in my thoughts and prayers.
You will be truly missed, please know that we all have lost a great man. We grieve as a community for he lost that have come upon us. My sympathy goes out to the Aiken's family. May God bless you all. S. Hall Chase
To the entire family of Dr Chester Aikens;What an awesome legacy he has left us.His spirit will certainly live on. Be encouraged by the memories of his accomplishments, but most of all by his love of God and all mankind.
With deepest sympathy to family/friends of Dr. Chester Aikens!
Mrs. Aikens and family;I know you and the young men hearts are heavy and riddled. So are our's, but no comparison. We have known Chester for a longtime and misses him already. I was so glad to see you and him on the cruise (ASALH) and glad I made him dance with you(smile). Had no idea that would be my last time seeing him. We share your loss as so many do and pray that the Lord pulls you through these turbulent times and from a great loss! You do have our deepest condolences. Sincerely Beverly and James(Jimmie) Austin
Jean, Chet, and Chae,
Know that you all are in our prayers for healing. It was a very humbling experience being at the service. Chester with out a doubt did God's work here on Earth. The world is a better place because of him. He is a role model to all who knew him. We are so fortunate to have been able to call him our friend and you all will continue to be my fam!
To Jean, Chet, and Chae,
May God throw His strong arms of protection around you, and keep watch over you. Know that He will. God Bless You!
Madeline, Leon, and Lance
"We Love You"
My prayers are with the Aikens family. The Jackosnville, FL community will miss Dr. Aikens. Debra Scarlett
My prayers are with the family. May God bless you all.
So sorry for your loss, what a shock to lose such a bright person at a young age,
My deepest condolences to the Aikens family.
Dr Tyron Jones, Atlanta, Ga
My deepest sympathies and prayers go out to the Aikens family.
-Eric G. Pope
To the aikens family may the lord bless. And keep you is our prayers.
To The Aikens Family, Please accept our most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the entire family during this most difficult time. Trust in God and He will comfort you. God bless each of you.
Our prayers are with the Akins family for strength.
May God bless You and Your Family in this time of sorrow.
Elder Warren Muir & Family
Rest in peace Dr. Aikens. Prayers for his family.
Thank you for all that you have done for so many of us. You led us through your selfless involvement. You encouraged us as an example of statesmanship, service and giving. You will be remembered and your family will be recipients of our prayers.
Farewell thy faithful friend. You will be missed dearly by family, friends and community.
MY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS AND KEEP HIS FAMILY DURING THIS TIME OF BEREAVEMENT.
Although I was having a root canal on December 2, 1013, I really enjoyed listening to his HISTORY and LIFE lessons. I will truly miss him and his SINGING.
Thank you for giving so much!
We're praying that GOD will strengthen you doing this time and the future to keep on trusting in him. May GOD forever bless the AIKENS family.
We are all thinking of you and your family, and our prayers are with you. May you take comfort in knowing he is with Our Savior and that he is at peace.
You have inspired me by just reading what a remarkable man you are.....
My prayers goes out to the family. So sorry about the lost of Dr. Aikens. R.I.P.
Dr. Aikens truly cared. He will be missed! Prayers to the family!!
Dearest Emma and family,
May your hearts be warmed and your memories long of your wonderful Chester. We(Jacksonville community)are suffering a great loss. God loves you and will heal the pain in His time.
I only knew one Dr. Chester Aikens. He was a friend, and I will miss him a lot. May the Lord bless the family during this time.
God bless you and keep you , my prayers are with you
Love Emma Mitchell Barfield
Dr. Aikens was more than our dentist, he was our FRIEND. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of bereavement. May God Bless, Strengthen and Keep you.
Rev.E.Lavant & Family
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family during this difficult time. God Bless!
I will miss Chester a strong quiet man who believed in service to God, Family, his Country, his City, and his fellow man. I knew him. I will miss him.
The Florida Southern Christian Leadership Conference State Unit under the leadership of Art Rocker, Chair and R. L. Gundy, State President wish to share our love and condolences to the family and friends of Dr. Aikens. A pioneer gone home to be with Christ and one who will never be forgotten. We thank him for his service to humanity and servant leader of justice and equality for all. The SCLC and the Mount Sinai Missionary Baptist Church family prayers are with the family and friends. God bless each of you.
Too the family,
As a former patient along with my mother and family, our thougts and prayers are with you all. Dr. Aikens took a little more time to help his patients understand his treatments and to relax and follow his guide. May god give you all his blessed strength and memories of a wonderful person.
1951 (Time well served my brother) 2013
I have followed Dr. Aikens since 19. I am now 55. I chipped my front tooth about a year ago and Dr. Aikens repaired it. Unfortunately, I ate something too crunchy and recently chipped it again. Dr. Aikens was going to repair it once again for my upcoming wedding. However, I think I will keep it in memory of him. I loved my dentist and wish Mrs. Aikens and the boys peace and comfort.
Jean, Chet, Chea,
We are very sorry about your loss. A great man is gone, but his legacy of respect, love and kindness lives with us forever. We are going to miss him as a friend and our family Dentist. He mentored, encouraged and inspired my son to become the Dentist that he is today. For that, we are very grateful. He has finished his course here on earth, but I am sure he is now one of God's favorite, precious and most courageous Trail Blazers. We already miss him and I know you do too. Our prayer is for your strength as you bereave his presence. God loves you all, and so do we.
Dr. Norman L. McGeathy, DDS & Annie McGeathy
God Bless the Aikens family. A fine man,husband,father,leader and trailblazer is now at rest with our Heavenly Father. He will be missed.
Jean, Chet and Chae My prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.
To the Aikens Family: I am truly saddened by your loss. The short association I had with Dr. Aikens revealed a man of wisdom and compassion with a heart to serve others. I offer my heart-felt condolences and prayer that the God of all comfort sustain you in this time of bereavement.
My thoughts are with the family,Dea Aikens would always come to the church school office on Sunday a tell me he has his own candy, it was our inside joke. He had a wonderful spirit and will be missed.
I was 16 when I met Dr. Aikens and his wife Jean. He was doing his residency at Drs. Marchand, Brown & Fleischman. I learned how to be a Dental assistant there and when I came home from college, Dr. Aikens gave me a summer job being his dental assistant. He always encouraged me to stay in school and seek higher education. He said education empowers you. I am still in shock!
To my Soror Jean and her sons, may God wrap his loving arms around you during this time. May Dr. Aikens good deeds that he did for others be a steady cloud of hope. I pray that in time you find comfort in knowing that he is resting in a better place. May God's unending love be with you always.
Remembering Chester as it was yesterday that we entered first grade at Madison County Training school in Madison, Fla. We were in classes together from first grade via high school, two years at North Fla Jr College in Madison, Fla and two years at Fla State Univ in Tallahassee, Fla. Always a winning personality. May God's grace and peace be multilplied to the family.
To the Aikens family, thank you for sharing Dr. Aikens with us all, he will be truely missed. He is with God now and watching over you all, my prayers are forever with each one of you.
The Gamble family
Richard and Michelle
Although no words can really help to ease the sorrow you bear, hold tight to memories for comfort, lean on your friends for strength and know that we are praying for you.
Condolences to the family during this sorrowful time.
May God bless You and Your Family in this time of sorrow. Much Love Tracy + family in Denmark
Those we love stay in our hearts forever.
Jean, Chet and Chae, I stand with you in prayer for strength during this time. May the peace of God comfort you all.
R.I.P. Dr Aikens, for your journey here in this era has come to it's pyramid. I recalled when you first opened your practice and took the torch from the trailblazers that were finishing their run in a city of Black Dentist. You will be missed and the community thanks you for passing through our lives. May God give strength to your surviving family with blessings and rejoice that you are suffering no more. Amen.
My thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. Chester touched many and he will not be forgotten. God has called one of his workers home and may God grant you his perfect peace.
Jean, Chester II, and Chae,
Lisa and I want to offer our and sincere condolences on the recent loss of your beloved husband and father. It was a terrible shock to hear of Chester's passing. Jean, from the time our families first became friends – when our children were little ones - during the Howard University College of Dentistry days, both you, Chester, and your sons have held a special place in our hearts. These words remind us of your husband and father.
The Measure of a Man (Author Unknown)
Not "How did he die?" But "How did he live?"
Not "What did he gain?" But "What did he give?"
Not "What was his station?" But "Had he a heart?"
And "How did he play his God-given part?"
Not "What was his shrine?" Nor "What was his creed?"
But "Had he befriended those really in need?"
Please accept our deepest sympathy.
Betty Perry-Glass, D.D.S. (retired) – Tampa, FL
Lisa R. Francis, Esquire – Sunnyvale, TX
Jacksonville will indeed miss a man who was by no means ignorant having most definitely encountered the stong winds of the local sea.
May God grant all of the family His peace and comfort in the days to come. Remember earth has no sorrow that heaven can not heal.
Love BBIC Diaconate
A lifetime learner and sincere person. I am blessed for having known you. Rest in Peace. !!!
Dr. Aikens was an extraordinary dentist. He was gentle and kind. He told me he treated my dental care as he would his own mother. I believed and trusted that. When I called him on a Sunday morning with an emergency, he met me in his office that morning and completed my dental work in time for both of us to attend our church services. At another time, Dr. Aikens had his sons to take me home once when I experience a sudden illness in his office. I will certainly miss him and send my sincere condolences to his wife, Jean and his two sons. Mrs. Hortense Ford
We are all inspired by Dr. Aikens.Now we must aspire to be more like him, EVERYDAY!I know I will. Love,Thoughts and Prayers!
Good man, great servant. I pray for your family.....God bless you for all you did for others....YITB Ron Baker and family
Learning of Dr. Aiken's death was like a gut-punch. I was actually preparing to set an appointment with Dr. Aikens, and was looking forward to seeing him. It was always a pleasure to visit, and I truly regarded Dr. Aikens as one of the coolest people that I had encountered. Needless to say; my future visits to the dentist will always bring my thoughts back to Dr. Aikens.
Dr. Aikens, it has been an immense pleasure, and my God have you in HIS peace.
We wish to express our sincere condolences to Jean and family. I remember at the time that Jean was teaching my children at Fort Caroline Elementary, Chester was starting his practice. God bless and keep you all at this most difficult time. Laurel Howell & Family
Dr. Chester Aikens set the bar for others to follow. Few will attain his many accomplishments but all should try. He never stopped dreaming. He never stopped believing and he never stopped achieving. Therefore, he never stopped succeeding. Dr. Aikens was in perpetual motion until God called him home to rest. RIP Chester, your efforts were not in vain. You have made it to the promiseland and we thank you for making this city a better place. Thank you for everything that you touched.
You will be missed. Dr. Pearl Curry and Deacon Willie Curry
Dr. Aikiens I still trying accept the best dentist Jacksonvillie is going to be with The Lord you was one of a kind no one going replaced you when afraid to get my tooth pull you will started singing a song and I feel relax R.I.P until we meet again prayers with the family hold on to God' hand he will see you all through.
Dr. Aikens You Will Be Missed.My Thoughts And Prayers to the family.I Will be praying for you. RIP
My husband, son, and I were all patients of Dr. Aikens. This alone says a lot. He was truly "Our Singing Dentist". When a song came on he would always say while singing, Mrs. Houston what you know about that lol. This summer he worked on my son's mouth
and doc just as you said they straighten up! Rest in peace Dr. Aikens.
You will be missed by many,may God bless and be with the family through it all,my prayers are with you. Shelia Butts & Family
My prayers are with the family, Dr Aikens was one of the best dentist that I ever had, I use to love to come in just for conversation and to hear him sing, and talk & ask me questions, knowing I had that bite block in and couldn't talk. But that's what I loved about him. His comfort, his soul, his way to make you feel like family. Rest in peace Dr Aikens
Jean, Chet and Chae - Chester was and will always be a wonderful human being that will be solely missed, but never forgotten...especially by our family. Our thoughts and prayers are always with you.
Fred Davis and Family
You will be greatly missed DOC Fred Callahan Jr. & family rest in peace
may God comfort you and the family during this period of bereavement
To Jean & Son's, Dr. Chester
will always be apart of old
school and our history..He was
an example of the way it was and the way it should be now.
God have more work for Dr. Chester and it will be even
more rewarding rest on and
may God shine on in his family!!
Jean and sons -- We were so sorry to learn of Chester passing. We remember meeting you two when you moved to The Oaks Condo's. After we moved everytime we ran into Chester he had that great smile and sweet spirit. You have many, many wonderful memories to stay with you in the coming days. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
thanks for the good work you did on me doctor i will miss you 'and i know god knows the good thats you have done
Mrs. Aikens, Chet and Chae,
I have kept you and the family in my prayers every night since his transition into Heaven. Dr. Aikens was indeed a phenomenal person. I would refer to him as "my singing dentist". My soul rejoice because he is with God but my spirit is temporarily idle and mourns with you. I know that with time the pain will lessen but he will always be missed. I pray that your faith in God greatly sustain you due your tremendous loss.
God needed you more. Dr. Aikens was a very fine person and a caring dentist that my children and I had the honor to have our dental work done at his practice. He was always smiling and singing and he performed procedures. Dr. Aikens will be missed by everyone who came in contact with him. To the family, you have my deepest condolences and if I can be of any help please contact me.
Dr.Chester Aikens: My heart is heavy, but I know and believe that you are in Jesus's arms. Thank you for being a blessing to my family; for always being positive; for always inspiring; for always motivating; for always encouraging; for always being there. You always had a smile on your face. A smile that helped others to smile. Thank you for pouring into my life, my husband's life, and into my children's lives. We love you and your family always.
Love - Tan, Jerald, Kennard, Keyon, & Keylonnie
May God Bless you and your family during this time of sorrow, Donald and I shall always cherish the memories of Chester and you and the boys. He was a very special person.
Donald and Peggie Lawson, North Charleston,S.C.
You set the bar for excellence that few can match in this city.Young Black men can follow the trail you blazed.
Thanks for always believing in me even when I didn't believe in myself. LOVE ALWAYS, LaRon James.
To Jean, Chet and Chae
Chester was a wonderful spirit, leaving a legacy of selfless service and dedication to his family and his faith. We will miss him
Job Well Done Chester, Love,Respect & Sympathy to family, Myra, Chiquita, Michael & Bertrand Guyton (grandparents, Marie & Geo Taylor buried in Madison,Fl) Atl., Ga.
Dr.Aikens is someone you meet and will never forget.He was truly a great friend to the Guyton family.May God bless and keep his family.
You will truly be missed. You made a tremendous impact on our entire family especially our children. Whether it was helping with ads, scholarships to college or attending weddings you were right there. May God Bless and Keep your family.
Karen & Johnny Smiley
What a trail he blazed...May the memories of one so "Good" keep your memories alive always! Be Blessed….
Leon and Renee Austin Harris
May this continue to light your heart with memories of your loved one.
Grief can be so hard during the holidays, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one this holiday season.
May God continue to bless, comfort and keep you. Shirley Lauria Seabrooks
May God bless your family at this sad time. Dr. Aikens served his country and community and will forever be known as a good man. I have family who were patients, past and present, and could only speak kind words of him. May his legacy continue to those who desire education, service, and goodwill.
It was with great sadness, sense of loss that I learned of Chester's passing. I want to express to you my most heartfelt sympathy. I was shocked and saddened to hear of your great loss. I admired Chester very much, both personally and professionally.
Please know that you are very much in my thoughts, heart and prayers at this time of sorrow.
May the love of family and friends comfort and strengthen you in the days ahead.
Please extend our condolences to the members of your family.
With love and sympathy,
John and Loretta Turner
Jean, Chet and Chae,
My heart aches every time I think of Chester's passing, even though he is smiling down on us. What a phenomenal man he was..so kind, caring and passionate about everything he did. I am so proud to be able to have called him my friend. I love all of you, and all my thoughts and prayers are with you.
WITH OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY WE SEND...
Chester and I attended law school together. He will be remembered for his kindness and character.
Dr. Chester Aikens my motivator! My Cheer guy. His statment, "Karen Felder I expect Great things from you." All of this as I was bitting his hand in the dental chair! I definitely will miss you! However, I rejoice because you are in the Presence of Royalty! I wish Peace and Serenity to your family! Please know he was a blood stain banner carrier! He loved his community and he always stress Education! I will now say Good bye...To the True Baller of Jacksonville, Florida...My Alumnus, My Motivator and My Dentist!!!
You were one of my two best friends and I loved you as a brother. Cora and I will forever be thankful for the relationship we had with you and Jean.We love you Jean,Chet,and Chae.
May God bless the family in this time of sorrow.
For such a Godly reason and for such a great person, I know you are Resting in Peace. For I know to be absent from the body and to be present with The Lord. My family appreciated you and God will appreciate you the most. Your work did not go undone. In my eyes you are living your best life now, spiritually.
Chester, you will be missed as a husband,father and civic leader. Those who knew you, know your humility, love and compassion for your fellow man. May the God of peace bring comfort to your wife and sons during your departing.
Oh how beautiful to live a life pleasing to God and serving mankind! It is with sorrow that I offer my sincere prayers to God for your comfort and your healing. Please know that God will NEVER leave you or forsake you. Our hearts are heavy yet we rejoice that this true servant of God has safely arrived in the arms of the. Lord.We love you all dearly.