Esther Sue Akin, 92, peacefully went to her eternal home on Oct. 15, 2020 where she was joyfully reunited with her loving husband of 72 years.
Affectionately known by almost everyone who knew her as Mama Sue, she was born on Dec. 9, 1927 to Elvis and Johnnie Austin. She was an active member of First Baptist Church in Newbern until her health prevented it.
Mama Sue spent her entire life as a housewife, stay at home mom and was always involved in every activity each one of her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren was a part of. She lived a long, fun filled life, enjoying many things such as horseback riding, square dancing, traveling, sewing for all the girls in the family from the very first to the very last one and one of her favorite things- cooking for her big family and a host of friends. Her family was everything to her
Funeral services for Mrs. Akin will be 4:00 PM on Sunday, October, 18, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Newbern, Tennessee. Officiating this service will be Bro. Jeff Hall and Mr. Mike McCullough. Interment will follow in Fairview Cemetery in Newbern, Tennessee. Visitation will be from 2:30 PM until 4:0 PM on Sunday, October 18, 2020 at First Baptist Church in Newbern, Tennessee.
She leaves to cherish all the many memories of her life, three daughters, Diane Ross, Tippy Yarbrough (Theron) and Tina Reynolds; one son, Tim Akin (Ellen); thirteen grandchildren, Tracy Coleman (Christie) Rob Anderson, Steve Anderson (Stephanie) Eric Coleman (Jennifer) Richie Berry (Kelly) Brad Berry (Christy) Robin Alford (Paul) Trevor Yarbrough (Michelle) Clint Ross, Megan McDaniel(Mark) Mallory Blurton (David) Jennifer Wylie(Justin) and Jonathan Reynolds; twenty-eight great grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
Mama Sue was preceded in death by her husband, Burnie Akin, her parents, and a son-in-law, David Reynolds.
Honoring Mama Sue as pallbearers will be Rob Anderson, Tracy Coleman, Steve Anderson, Eric Coleman, Richie Berry, Brad Berry, Trevor Yarbrough and Clint Ross.
The family asks that memorial contributions be directed to First Baptist Church, 114 West Main Street, Newbern, Tennessee 38059
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