Louise M. "Lou" Acker

June 16, 1925November 4, 2011

Louise M. “Lou” Acker was born on June 16, 1925 in Coosa County, Alabama, died, Friday, November 4, 2011 in Ridgeland, Mississippi. She graduated from Hicks Memorial High School in Autaugavilla, Alabama, after which time she worked at the Ordnance Depot at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Alabama in 1945. In 1948 she married Richard N. “Dick” Acker, and in 1949 she and Dick moved to Warren, Ohio where Dick was employed by Packard Electric Division of General Motors Corporation following his graduation from the University Of Alabama School Of Engineering. In 1972, she and Dick moved to Jackson when Dick was transferred to Mississippi to build and operate the Packard Electric Plants in Clinton and Brookhaven. While living in Ohio, Lou attended Youngstown University, graduating in 1968 with B.S. degree in Elementary Education. She lived in Jackson until 1989 when she moved to Madison. Lou was a loving wife and mother who never met a stranger, and as a Rotary Paul Harris Fellow, she was a strong believer in the Rotary Motto, “Service above self, he profits most who serves best”. She was a Master flower show judge, was a member and past president of the Meadow Rose and Northbay garden clubs, the Jackson Council of Garden Clubs, and the Madison Beautification Commission. She was a former member of the Board of Directors of Mynelle Gardens, and was instrumental in the establishment of Simmons Arboretum in Madison in 1992, and continued to serve on the Arboretum Committee over the years. In 2003, Lou was awarded the Madison the City Chamber of Commerce Peggy Wilks Award by Madison Mayor Mary Hawkins-Butler, and in 2006 she was awarded the Northbay Good Citizen Award. She was a member of Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church and a member of the Galloway Ben Fatheree Sunday School Class. She is survived by her husband of 63 years, Dick, three sons Steve of Madison, Rick and his wife Debbie of Prattville, Alabama, Jim and his wife Teresa of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, seven grandchildren, Warren and Ryan of Brandon, and Tristan, Shannon, and Fallon of Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, Stacey of Prattville, Alabama and Matthew of Clinton, Mississippi, a number of great grandchildren and also many nieces and nephews that she loved dearly. Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00PM Monday, November 7,2011, at Galloway Memorial United Methodist Church. The family will receive friends from 5:00 – 7:00PM, Sunday, November 6, 2011, at Wright & Ferguson Funeral Home, 1161 Highland Colony Parkway in Ridgeland and from 1:00PM until the service hour on Monday at Galloway Memorial united Methodist Church. The interment will follow the services in Parkway Memorial Cemetery in Ridgeland


  • Funeral Service Monday, November 7, 2011
  • Visitation Sunday, November 6, 2011
  • Visitation Monday, November 7, 2011

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December 6, 2011

As the days and weeks pass, and as you return to life's routine, may you continue to feel comforted by the love and support of family and friends.

Elaine Nowell

November 8, 2011

My condolences to the Acker family in your time of sorrow.

November 7, 2011

Dick, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
Doug Burke.

Fred Kahn

November 7, 2011

Uncle Dick and all my cousins please know that Patti, Gracey, Sadie and Freddie are all feeling sad today and thinking about you and your family. Aunt Louise will always be in our hearts and thoughts as we go through life. She was truly a wonderful person and was always so nice and friendly to all she met. I remember the best days of my life meeting Uncle Dick and Aunt Lou at the farm and when they were there it always made my trips there more special. My mother I know is happy to have here sisters together again in eternity. We truly have been blessed on earth to have had the Mim's family and I am so thankfull I had the honor and pleasure to have them in my life. God bless Grandmother,Grandpa, Cecil,Paul,Mary,Louise, and Mother. God bless you Aunt Louise, we love you.

Rosemary Fisk

November 7, 2011

Louise was one of my father's favorite "double first cousins" whose personality livened every gathering. I will miss her hearty laughter and energy. Her Mims family members in Alabama are grieving with Dick and family and send our thoughts and prayers. We love you, Rosemary Fisk

Roland Robertson

November 7, 2011

Dick,my sincere condolences to you and your family!
May you find serenity in your fond memories.

Joyce Bozich

November 7, 2011

Dear Dick and family,

My deepest sympathy for you all. Lou was such fun to be with and I cherish those years when we were your neighbors in Mississippi. Those were such happy years. I know you will miss her. Dick

November 6, 2011

Mr. Acker, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. May you find peace and comfort in God's love. The Zuga family

November 6, 2011

Jim And I send you, Dick and your family our deepest sympathy. We have so many memories of the wonderful years in Warren and you and Lou were a part of that. Jim and Judy Rase

Mary Bleakly

November 6, 2011

"Those we hold most dear,never truly leave us...they live on in the kindness they showed, the comfort they shared and the love they brought into our lives".
I will treasure the memories of my Aunt Louise. She was very special. She deeply loved her family. Just think - grandmother and grandfather have their children with them again. Love, Little Mary