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Dorothy M. Atkins

Posted By Scott Hanes On January 8, 2015 @ 7:08 pm In Obituaries | 3 Comments

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Dorothy M. Atkins, 61, of Fremont, OH passed away on Sunday, January 4, 2015 at Stein Hospice in Sandusky, OH. She was born on March 2, 1953 in Flint, MI, the daughter of Clarence and Hattie (Covington) Shepard.

Dorothy married Robert Atkins on June 15, 1984 and he preceded her in death on August 16, 2012. She worked as a Seamstress at Saddleman, Inc. for many years and retired in 1996. Dorothy was a member of Ebenezer Church of God in Christ and attended New Revelations Church of God in Christ. She enjoyed sewing and spending time with her grandchildren. Dorothy was the founder of Disciples in Action Soup Kitchen, a dream of her mothers that she was proudly able to carry out.

Dorothy is survived by her children, Lamar (Amber) Atkins-Shepard of Fremont, Yolanda Atkins-Allen of Oklahoma, Lakisha Atkins of Toledo, Ebony Atkins-Willingham and Robert Y. Atkins both of Fremont; sister, Paula (Gary) Durden of Texas; bothers-in-law, Hubert (Linda) Atkins, Donald (Janet) Atkins both of Fremont, OH; thirteen grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Atkins; brothers, Clarence, Willi, Andrew and Homer Shepard; sister-in-law, Marv Shepard and niece, Carla, Shepard.

Visitation: Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home and Crematory, 425 E. State St, Fremont, OH.

Service: Saturday, January 10, 2015, 12:30 p.m. at the funeral home with Elder Alfonso Vann officiating.

Burial will take place at Greenlawn Memory gardens at a later date.

Memorials: Disciples in Action Soup Kitchen, 416 W. State St., Fremont, OH 43420.

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#1 Condolence By Suprena Johnson On January 10, 2015 @ 12:03 am

We love you Aunt Dot! Our world will never be the same, now that you’ve been called home.

#2 Condolence By Brandy Durden-Gonzalez On January 10, 2015 @ 7:23 pm

Thank you for sharing all these beautiful memories of your mother, my Aunt. Aunt Dot was a wonderful person and she had such a generous heart. Aunt Dot came to the 2 most significant events in my life. She was there when I got married to my husband Jesse, and she came to the baptism of my kids Jesse and Mia. It meant so much to me, and to us. Thank you for allowing me a small glimpse of your treasured memories. I so much enjoyed the wedding pictures. With all my love. I leave you all of my peace and may peace be in your hearts.

#3 Condolence By Aries On January 13, 2015 @ 3:05 pm

I am so sorry for the loss of dear Dorothy. May you find comfort in the Bible’s hope with regard to those that have fallen asleep in death. At John 5:28, 29 we learn that one day “all” in the grave will live again. Then we learn at 1 Corinthians 15:26 that “death, is to be brought to nothing.” We are also assured that until that time, you, as the grieving family, are invited by our Creator, Jehovah God, to “throw all your anxiety on him, because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7; Psalm 83:18) Take care dear ones and please accept my sincerest condolences. (www.jw.org)

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