Rev. John Shelley Akers III

  • "Dear Family of John Akers, Please know what a great..."
    - Tabatha Thomas
  • "Dear Akers family, We are sorrowful yet celebrating John's..."
    - Alex Moreland Blaine
  • "There are not many sweeter and more beautiful people in..."
    - Kim Shaw
  • "I am sorry for your loss. Father Akers was very kind to me..."
  • "Sandy, you are once again in my thoughts and prayers. May..."
    - John Grigsby

AKERS, THE REVEREND JOHN SHELLEY III, after a lifetime of serving God, joined his heavenly Father on Thursday, April 17, 2014, at approximately 1 p.m.

Rev. Akers was born on November 11, 1932, in Lexington, KY.

His life will celebrated at a place he dearly loved, The Canterbury School, 5400 Old Lake Jeanette Road, Greensboro, NC 27455 at 2 p.m. on Saturday. A reception will follow the service and the family will receive friends.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Canterbury School, or to Wellspring Retirement Community Benevolence Fund. A more detailed obituary may be found at

Published in The Courier-Journal on Apr. 22, 2014
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