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Nona Jean Atkisson, 90, of Elizabethtown, died Tuesday, May 20, 2014, at her home.
She was a member of First Christian Church for many years, but moved her membership to Grace Church Elizabethtown when her son, David Atkisson, moved to Elizabethtown and became pastor there.
She was an award-winning artist and a teacher who shared her love of art with her students at Elizabethtown High School for 16 years. She was known fondly as "Miss A" to one and all. She was a member of the Kentucky Watercolor Society and a founding member of the Central Kentucky Art Guild.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Alfred B. Atkisson; her parents, Thell and Nona Boatright; a sister, Edith Myrick; and a grandson, Christopher Rawlings.
She is survived by two sons, Alfred B. Atkisson II of Buffalo and Pastor David Thell Atkisson and his wife, Lynn, of Elizabethtown; a daughter, Susan Wilson of Louisville; six grandchildren, Robert Griffith, Jennifer Brown, Jeff Wilson, Hilary Atkisson Normanha, Jacob Atkisson and Taylor Atkisson; and 14 great-grandchildren.
The funeral is at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, May 24, at Brown Funeral Home in Elizabethtown with Pastor David Atkisson officiating. Burial follows in Louisville Memorial Gardens.
Visitation is from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday and continues at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations to Clarity Solutions for Women or Hosparus.
Brown Funeral Home
306 College Street
Elizabethtown, KY 42701
Published in The News-Enterprise on May 22, 2014