Edward Douglas "Doug" Atkins died July 3, 2013, after a lengthy illness at the age of 52. He was born April 12, 1961, in Newport News, and lived most of his adolescent and adult years in the Williamsburg area. He worked in the building construction and maintenance field and stated his last work status as "retired."
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He was predeceased by his grandparents, W.E. and Peggy Atkins of Hampton and Lenny and Ruby Foster of Richmond. His passing is grieved by his mother and father, Barbara F. and W.E. Atkins Jr. of Williamsburg; a sister, Suzy (Vern) Orrell of Chesterfield; sons, Christopher Mayne of Bermuda and Edward Austin Atkins of Gloucester; uncle, Ernest (Tami) Atkins of Hampton; aunt, Anne (Maurice) Duke of Richmond; and longtime companion, Kelly Johnson of Williamsburg.
Doug was buried in a private family service. Doug was buried in a private family service. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, July 11 at 6:00 PM at Nelsen Funeral Home, 3785 Strawberry Plains Rd, Williamsburg. Memorial contributions may be made to a
. Online condolences may be expressed at www.nelsencares.com.
Published in Virginia Gazette from July 9 to Aug. 8, 2013