Mrs. Majel R. Akins

December 29, 1931March 4, 2013

Majel R. Akins, 81, of East Ridge passed away Monday, March 4, 2013. She was born December 29, 1931 in Valley Head, Alabama a daughter of the late John O. and Gladys Blansit. Mrs. Akins was preceded in death by her husband, Jack S. Akins and her brothers, Neval and Raymond Blansit. She was a member of the Fidelis Sunday School Class at Spring Creek Road Baptist Church. She is survived by her children, Peggy “Happy” Moyer, Donny J. Akins, Steve R. Akins, David W. Akins and Glen W. Akins; 11 grandchildren; 22 great-grandchildren; sisters, Merline Christian, Johnnie Hassler and Betty Sue Turner; brothers, Nolan, Norman and Tony Blansit. Funeral services will be held at 11:30 AM Friday in the East Chapel of Chattanooga Funeral Home with the Rev. Tylan Blansit officiating. Interment will follow at Lakewood Memory Gardens, East. The family will receive friends 4-7 PM Thursday at the funeral home. The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at NHC Parkwood.


  • Funeral Service Friday, March 8, 2013
  • Visitation Thursday, March 7, 2013

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March 9, 2013

To Happy and family
So sorry to hear of your mom's passing, I know she will be missed, but she is in God's hands and is no longer in pain. May God bless you all and keep your safe in his arms.

Janice Marshall

Pam Christian Walker

March 8, 2013

I am so glad we got to spend the last few weeks visiting with her. She and mom just hung out and talked about good old times. I remember when we would come to Chattanooga on Saturdays to visit we would always stop at Aunt Majel's house. Sometimes we would have breakfast, fried potatoes, and she would have fixed Jack a fried pork chop. She always had time for us no matter what day or time of day. Mom will miss talking to her every weekend. I'm praying that you'll can find peace and comfort very soon. Like mom, I'm sure it will be hard not to pick up the phone and call her. You had a great mom, she loved and cared for all. Love you'll.

Pam Christian Walker

March 8, 2013

I'm glad we go to visit with her these last few weeks. It was good to just let she and mom hang out together. I'll always remember coming to Chattanooga on Saturdays to visit Granny and Papa, we would always stop,off at Aunt Majel's house. Sometimes we would have breakfast, fried potatoes and she would fix Jack fried Pork Chops. Mom will miss talking to,her on the weekends. What a great caring and loving lady she was. She always had time for us. We will truly miss her. I pray that you all have peace very soon. Glad she is in God's hands now. Love you'll.

March 7, 2013

Happy, we are so sorry for your loss. I never had the honor of meeting your mother; but, if she is in any way like you, she is a wonderful person. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

George Kimball Thompson

March 6, 2013

I worked at Liberty Mutual from 1980-1984 and remember Magel fondly as patient and kind to those who worked with her. She was very helpful to new employees and I'm proud to have known her during my time there. My condolences go to her family and friends.
Kim Thompson