LAWNDALE - Anita Faye Brackett Atkins, 55, of 957 Arbor Drive #1, died Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014, at Hospice at Wendover in Shelby. Born Oct. 6, 1958, in Rutherford County, Tenn., she was a daughter of Johnny Ray Brackett and the late Jacquelyne Carpenter Brackett.
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She worked for Crest High School as the ISS Director. Anita devoted 41 years of her life to the military as her father and husband both served our country.
In addition to her mother she was preceded in death by a sister, Beverly Raye Brackett.
In addition to her father, Anita is survived by her husband of 33 years, Eddie Wayne Atkins; two sons, Brad Atkins and wife Ashley of Raleigh and Brent Atkins and wife Rebecca of Marietta, Ga.; daughter, Pasha Goodman and husband Chad of Benbrook, Texas; five grandchildren, Grant, Grady and Graham Goodman and Aurora and Helena Atkins; and brother, William "Bill" Brackett of Hickory.
Visitation: The family will receive friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Funeral service: 11 a.m. Saturday at Pleasant Ridge Baptist Church, Shelby
Officiated by: Dr. Eric Davis
Funeral home: Arrangements by Stamey Funeral Home, Fallston.
Memorials: May be made to Hospice Cleveland County, 951 Wendover Heights Drive, Shelby, NC 28150.
Guest register: www.stameyfuneralhome.com
Stamey Funeral Home - Fallston
846 E. Stagecoach Trail PO Box 639 Fallston, NC 28042
Published in Shelby Star on Feb. 28, 2014