Russell N. Atkinson
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Vivian, LA - Memorial services celebrating the life of Russell N. Atkinson, age 79 will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the New Life Assembly of God Church, 8543 Hosston-Vivian Road, Vivian, LA with Rev. Kenneth Shepherd and Pastor Lewis Jackson officiating.
Mr. Atkinson was born in Fresno, CA on November 18, 1932 to Nimrod and Gwendolyn Atkinson and passed away on October 8, 2012 at his residence after a lengthy illness. Mr. Atkinson had been a resident of Vivian, LA for 15 years, watchman for the railroad and a member of the New Life Assembly of God Church. Mr. Atkinson proudly served 11 years in the U.S. Air Force and received an honorable discharge. While serving his country, he was awarded the Good Conduct Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Mr. Atkinson is survived by his wife of 33 years, Yong Cha Shin Atkinson of Vivian, LA, daughters, Victoria Hopkins, Susan Atkinson, Patti Atkinson, Donna Lee and Shong Shepherd, step-sister, Alma Estes and step-brothers, Clarence Atkinson and Nimrod Atkinson. He is also survived by numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren.
The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to St. Joseph Hospice and staff, Overton Brooks VA Medical Center Doctors and staff and the New Life Assembly of God Church family for your acts of kindness and love.
Published in Shreveport Times on Oct. 10, 2012