Kathy Akin

December 2, 1961December 3, 2011

Kathy Akin, age 50, of Berry, died Dec. 3, 2011, at home. Services will be 2 p.m. Wednesday at Sunset Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Ray Johnson officiating. Burial will follow in Sunset Memorial Park with Sunset Funeral Home, a Dignity Memorial Provider, directing. Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at the funeral home.

She was preceded in death by her father, Ezra Dunn Jr.

Survivors include her husband, James M. Akin; her daughters, Brandi Wilson (Chris) and Victoria Akin; her sons, Johnathan Graves (Lori) and James T. Akin “J.T.”; her sisters, Sharon Swindle (Leroy), Debbie Long (Eddie), and Teresa Hubbard; her mother, Bobbie Dunn; her grandchildren, Cody Graves, Tristen, Eli and Ezabella Graves, Nathan Graves, and Scarllett Akin.

Kathy graduated from Tuscaloosa County High School in 1980 then furthered her education at Shelton State Community College to pursue her dream of becoming an RN. She raised four wonderful children and taught them all the joys our lives can share. Kathy was diagnosed with cancer four years ago, and during the duration of the disease she was a shining example of how one can find the positives in their lives. She was a kind, loving and caring daughter, mother, wife, and friend to all around her. She will be deeply missed.

Pallbearers will be Johnathan Graves, Eugene Rice, Dustin Thomson, Jerry Lunchford, James T. Akin, Trey Collier, Jason Jamorski, and Corey Cooper.

Honorary pallbearers are Brandon Lunchford, Northport Health Service LLC, Hospice of West Alabama, N.H.S. staff and co workers, Oncology Department at UAB, Radiation Department at UAB, and all the wonderful doctors that helped along her way.


  • Funeral Service Wednesday, December 7, 2011
  • Visitation Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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January 10, 2012

roll tide mama that was for you love you miss you so much

johnathan graves

December 20, 2011

mom i miss you so much i love you

pattie thompson

December 12, 2011

i love you so much momma kathy!! you were one of the strongest people i have ever had the privlage of knowing. i am just thankful that Wade had such a wonderful woman in his life no matter how short of a time it was. You always had a smile on your face through all the pain and never let it get you down, you are truley missed in my family. Thinking of you everyday!

johnathan graves

December 12, 2011

i want to think everyone that touch my moms life,or she touch she loved her friends and coworkers.. i miss her so much

Frankie Gagnard

December 8, 2011

My prayers are with all of youll thru this time , i just lost my uncle Tony last month too cancer. I know i havent been a part of this family for a long time, but my heart an prayers go out too youll. Frankie G.

Amanda Cannon

December 7, 2011

I only knew Mrs. Kathy for a short time but during that time i seen her go thru so much. She was truely a fighter. Even in her time of need she always made sure everyone else had their needs filled. Mrs. Kathy you will be greatly missed.


December 7, 2011

Kathy became my supervisor while she was DON at Moundville Health & Rehab. I work as a charge nurse there. Even though I didn't know Kathy that long, she was always willing to listen and be sympathic to your problems. She was a kind and courageous women. She treated everyone equally and with respect. She had a lot of love and compassion for our resident's. She will be greatly missed. She was truly a brave fighter.

Kyra Lowe-Robertson

December 7, 2011

Kathy was a very kind, loving and thoughtful nurse and was very helpful to me here at Senior Care Pharmacy she will be truly missed. I Pray that the word of God comforts her family at this time. God Bless

December 7, 2011

I worked with Kathy many years. Our sons were in Boy Scouts together. She was a brave fighter. She loved her family very much. She will be greatly missed.
Daphne Lollar

Deborah Jeff

December 6, 2011

It was always a joy to be around Kathy.
She always had a smile on her face, as well as a kind word for everyone she met.
She will be missed