Mallie Stewart Akers
Mallie Stewart Akers was born on April 30, 1933 in Florence Alabama. She passed away on August 8, 2013 in Pensacola, Florida.
On January 28, 1951, in Iuka, Mississippi, Mallie married the love of her life Edward Braden Akers. They were fortunate to spend forty-one years together even though they knew each other for ten days. Together they traveled around the United States serving our country with the United States Navy. In June of 1969 Ed and Mallie moved their family to Pensacola to settle down and live out the rest of their lives.
Mallie held several jobs during her life from working the counter at a Rogers Department Store in Florence as a teenager to serving as a hostess at McDonalds throughout Pensacola in her later life. However, her most satisfying job was that of a Navy wife and mother to four children.
Mallie was a long time member of the Warrington Church of Christ where she filled several roles from a Sunday school teacher to taking care of opening and locking the building. Mallie was particularly fond of the many activities of the Primetimers group and all the friends she had at Warrington.
Mallie was preceded in death by her father Charles Gomer Stewart; mother Emenola Sharp Stewart, her husband Edward Braden Akers.
Mallie is survived by her children, Ellen Woodfin (Steve), Peggy Brown, Teresa Foret (Dwight), Robert Akers (Karen). She is also survived by her grandchildren Christopher and Jamie Woodfin, Cody and Sarah Brown, Eddie, Perileigh, and Macon Champagne, Devin Foret, Ashley Akers, and her great-grandchildren Gage, Olivia and Riley Evans-Champagne.
The visitation and services will be held at the Warrington Church of Christ where they will be officiated by Charles "Bud" Myer, minister of the Warrington Church of Christ.
Visitation will be from 10-11am with the service at 11.
Burial will take place at Barrancas National Cemetery at 11:45 where she will be laid to rest with her beloved husband.
The pallbearers will be Christopher Woodfin, Jamie Woodfin, Cody Brown, Eddie Champagne, Quinton Trompore, and Dwight Foret.
In lieu of flowers, the family request donations be made to Escambia Christian School.
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Published in Pensacola News Journal on Aug. 11, 2013