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Deloris U. Atkins

October 3, 1939 March 11, 2019
Deloris U. Atkins
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Obituary for Deloris U. Atkins

Deloris "Deanie" Udeana Atkins, age 79, a long-time resident of Huntsville, AL passed away peacefully at Hospice Family Care on March 11, 2019. Born October 3, 1939 in Charleston, WV, she grew up in the house that her father and mother built themselves in Victory Hollow. She met the love of her life, John Atkins, who she was happily married to for 59 years.

Deloris was an exceptional artist. She illustrated the book "13 Alabama Ghosts" and a sewing book. She painted "Autumn in Mooresville" which sold many prints as well as many more works of art.

Deloris was a beautiful soul who loved her family with all her heart and raised her two daughters, Rebecca and Jenny, with gentle love and affection as well as her three granddaughters and three great grandchildren. She loved her sister Rada who she spoke with every day. She never meet a stranger and instantly endeared them to her as soon as they met her. Her marriage to John was one to aspire to, and even after 59 years, it was like they were still dating, the love between them was ever present.

Deloris is survived by her husband: John Atkins of Huntsville, AL; daughters: Jenny (Kenny) Edwards of Fayetteville, TN and Rebecca Perry of Huntsville, AL; grandchildren: Katie (Evan) Scott, Maggie (Jonathan) Reese and Josie Edwards; great grandchildren: Aiden Edwards, Eli Allen and Layna Reese; sister: Rada Slater of St. Cloud, FL; and nephew: Ray Slater.

In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts may be made to Hospice Family Care, 10000 Serenity Lane, Huntsville, AL 35803.

Services will be conducted on Saturday, March 16, 2019 from 2:00 until 4:00 p.m. in the chapel of Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home.

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2:00 PM 3/16/2019 2:00:00 PM - 4:00 PM 3/16/2019 4:00:00 PM
Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home

508 West College Street
P.O. Box 508
Fayetteville, TN 37334

Gallant-Riverview Funeral Home
508 West College Street Fayetteville 37334 TN
United States

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Hospice Family Care

10000 Serenity Lane
Huntsville, AL 35803

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