Mrs. Jean Cox Akers
January 22, 1919 – October 31, 2010
Jean Cox Akers, 91, of Memphis, passed away October 31, 2010. She was a lifelong member of St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, and attended the Memphis State Training School and later Messick High School. She later graduated from Memphis State University with a degree in elementary and secondary education, and served as a teacher in both public and private schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Gordon C. Cox and Daisy W. Cox, her husband, Charles D. Akers, Jr., and her sister, Ann C. Blackwell. Survivors include two daughters, Jann A. (Richard) Pence of Little Rock, and Julie A. (Michael) Fogarty of New Orleans; five grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; six great grandchildren; and a brother, Robert V. Cox of North Carolina. The family will receive friends Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Poplar Avenue, followed b y the funeral at 10:30 a.m., also at the funeral home. A reception for friends and family will follow. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Luke’s United Methodist Church, 480 South Highland, Memphis, TN 38111.
- Visitation Monday, November 8, 2010
- Funeral Service Monday, November 8, 2010
- Reception Monday, November 8, 2010
Mrs. Jean Cox Akers
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November 8, 2010
Jann and Julie, I am so sorry I won't be able to attend the service, as work calls. I will be thinking about you and hope to see you later. Helen
Jim and Paula Wilkinson
November 5, 2010
Jann and Julie, We will certainly miss your Mom, as we passed the house and saw her at the mailbox. We always stopped to have a chat. She was a beautiful Southern lady, and Heaven and Charles are welcoming her with open arms.
God Bless your family at this time.