Eddie loved reading her Bible and having her family around her. She was an avid seamstress and made many wonderful quilts and blankets. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for friends and family, and weeding her flower beds and vegetable garden. She taught Sunday School and Junior Church for many years, sang in a church trio, and was an active prayer chair participant.
The surviving relatives include her husband, Charles Eugene Akers, to whom she was married for over 67 years; her four daughters, Karen (John) Whiteman and Margaret “Toot” Mitchell, both of Churubusco, Becky (Ross) Klingenberger of Hudson, and Rhonda Akers of Whitleyville, Tenn; her grandchildren, Andrea (Ryan) Colson, Rachel (Bill) Talley, Liz (Jerry) Fye, Esther (Josh) Rose, and Jonathan (Destiny) Akers; and eight great-grandchildren.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four sisters, Inez Martin, Burnice Mohr McMullen, Ruth Gaunt, and Grace Akers.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2012, at the Sheets & Childs Funeral Home in Churubusco with Pastor Mike Wetherald, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Thursday from 3 to 8 p.m., and one hour prior to the service Friday afternoon.
Interment will be in the Eel River Cemetery, south of Churubusco.
For those who wish, memorials may be directed to East Asia Mission, 3682 Zoo Parkway, Asheboro, NC 27205.
To leave an online condolence for the family in Mrs. Akers’ memory, log on to www.sheetsandchilds.net.