Betty J. Akins

October 24, 1929July 11, 2012


Betty J. Akins, 82, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, July 11, 2012. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama on October 24, 1929. She is survived by her son Johnny Coker and wife Debbi, daughter Patty Boyers and husband Johnny; grandchildren, Jenny Owen and husband Chris, Chris Edward Akins Jr. and wife Lori, Andrea, Kathrine and Nathan Akins, Brett Boyers and Chloe Coker. A Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, July, 17, 2012 at 10 A.M. at Sunset Northwest Funeral Home with Rev. Jack Stevens officiating. To sign the online guestbook, please log on to


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December 13, 2012

I worked with Mrs. Akins for many years at her financial institution. I referred to her as my grandmother. She was the sweetest grandmother and always went out of her way to show me love and warmth, even when she wasn't feeling well. She was an angel among us and I am sure she is happy again with her love, Perry. Many blessings to those she loved and who loved her.


Janice Fine Applebach

July 22, 2012

Ohhhh, our sweet Aunt Betty Jo. I sure loved to hear her laugh. It is so fun to see her here with a fishing pole. Grandma Boyd loved to fish. Reminds me of her. Betty Jo looks a lot like Grandma Hub in many of these pictures too.

She will be missed. I loved her very much and am so sorry for your loss. She was a lovely, sweet lady. I am blessed to have known her as my Aunt Jo.

Katie Akins

July 18, 2012

Dearest Family, I can't find enough words to express how much I loved and cared for Betty. Her joyful perspective on life and her contagious love is something I will always remember. I feel honored and blessed to have known such a wonderful woman. I'm also blessed to know each of you, praying for you and thinking about you often during this time. With Love

July 17, 2012

Johnny, Debbi, & Chloe--Our thoughts and prayers are with you always. We loved your mom, she was a wonderful person and always treated us and our kids like we were family, we will miss her dearly.
Love Always, Paul, Sheryl, Kyle & Paige

Andrea Akins

July 17, 2012

Betty Jo was very special to me; a better Mamaw there never was. I ache not to be there for her memorial; I would have liked to have gone for her and Paco both. You are all in my heart and thoughts; for it is we the living that must wait so long to see her again. I know BettyJo is already fishing on the peaceful shores of Heaven...and that makes me smile, even through the bitterness of loss. Deepest condolences, to our Texas Family.
Love always,
Andrea Akins

Jeff,Ginger, Justin & Jarrett Sefcik

July 16, 2012

Johnny & Debbie & Chloe and Patty & Johnny & Bret,
Your mom, Mamaw, was such a precious person. Her kind smile and huge heart just made us feel so good. She loved our sons, Justin and Jarrett, so much and they thought of her as their grandmother. We are all so blessed by knowing her. May God keep you all healthy and happy until we see her again.

Jenny & Chris Owen

July 16, 2012

Johnny, Patty and families,
We were very blessed to know BJ and have her in our lives, she was a very caring, sweet woman who made my grandpa very happy. BJ will always have a special place in our hearts. She will be missed dearly.

Jennifer Lindler

July 16, 2012

Our family was blessed to get to know Betty Jo after she and Perry were married. She always showed love and compassion for others, and her lively spirit brought sunshine into each of our lives. B.J. will always have a special place in our hearts. Our sincere sympathy to her families. Jennifer & Jerry Lindler

Rosemary Filyaw

July 15, 2012

We have lost a dear friend and Sister-in-law with the passing of Betty Jo. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Joe & Rosemary Filyaw

July 15, 2012

Johnny, Patty and families,
Betty was a very special lady and loved by all who met her. She had such a loving and dynamic personality that would put a smile on everyone's face. Betty always greeted us with a big smile and a loving hug. Her love lives on. Love is everlasting.
Our Deepest Sympathy, Love and hugs,
Kim & Larry Johnson