AKINS, MYRTLE CELESTINE
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Ocala - Mrs. Myrtle Celestine Akins passed away on March 22, 2014 at her daughter's home in Ocala, FL.
Celestine as she was called, was born in Richmond, VA on May 18, 1925 and moved to Jacksonville, FL at the age of 14. Her parents were Horace and Mary Jane McGraw.
Celestine is preceded in death by her husband Thomas T. Akins after almost 73 years of marriage; her parents; and her sister, Virginia Lee Jones of Jacksonville. She also lost a son: Thomas T. Akins Jr. who died at six weeks.
Celestine wrote approximately 21 songs, 16 of which were published in 2011 along with one published poem. She began writing songs at the age of sixteen.
She is survived by her three children: George Stuart Akins, Faye Celestine Moseley and Walter Allen Akins. She is also survived by six grandchildren, fifteen great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.
Celestine elected to be cremated and her services will be held at Roberts Funeral Homes Bruce Chapel West 6241 SW SR 200 in Ocala, Fl (352) 854-2266 on Saturday March 29th at 2 PM. She will be placed next to her husband at the Linden Cemetery in Linden, FL at a later date. To leave condolences:
Published in Ocala Star-Banner from Mar. 27 to Mar. 28, 2014