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ASHEVILLE - Brenda "Jo" Atkins, 68, of Asheville, died on Sunday, November 25, 2012 at the Golden Living Center in Hendersonville. She was preceded in death by her mother, Edith Riggins.

She worked as a local travel agent for many years and as a result loved to travel as well.

She is survived by her loving husband of 49 years, James Atkins; her five children, Jamey Atkins and his wife, Sheri, of Asheville, Michael Atkins and his wife, Elizabeth, of Eure, Stephen Atkins and his wife, Linda, of Capron, Va., Melody Interlicchia and her husband, Sam, of Asheville, Jason Atkins and his wife, Lisa, of Mtn. Home; her 11 grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; three sisters; two brothers; and many nieces and nephews.

A funeral service will be held at 11 AM on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 at Thos. Shepherd's Church Street Chapel with Reverend Stacy Harris officiating. Burial will follow at Shepherd Memorial Park. The family will receive friends beginning one hour prior to the service.

A register book is available online by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements.

Published in the Asheville Citizen-Times on Nov. 27, 2012
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