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Barbara A. Atkins-Whitney

October 21, 1945 April 13, 2018
Barbara A. Atkins-Whitney
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Obituary for Barbara A. Atkins-Whitney

Mrs. Barbara A. Atkins-Whitney passed away on Friday, April 13, 2018 at Mid-Michigan Medical Center. Age 72 years. She was born October 21, 1945 in Elmore Alabama to Willie Mae Sears.

Mrs. Atkins-Whitney was a former resident of Prudenville, Michigan. She was a graduate of Doby High School in Wetumpka, Alabama, “Class of 1963.” Barbara attended Grace Christian Fellowship, and was a faithful volunteer at Helping Hands Mission in Beaverton, Michigan. Her hobbies included cooking, sewing and playing bingo.

She leaves to cherish loving memories her husband, George Whitney, Prudenville, Michigan; four daughters, Sarah Bracey, Cathy Graves, Karen Atkins and Sandra Atkins; three sons, Pastor Chet (Elizabeth) Atkins, Isom Atkins, III and Donald Atkins; two stepchildren, George Whitney, IV and Joshue Whitney; grandchildren, Derrick, Eric, Tamela and Mickevious Franklin, Marcus Johnson, Chasity Jackson, Lamar Powell, Nitisha, Transhonda Johnathon, Lacretia, Chance, Zar’Ria, and Anaiah Atkins; De’Ante Burnside, Brittney DeGroat, Ellen Davy, and Justice Garza; sixteen great-grandchildren; five sisters, Betty (Kirk) Washington, Debra (Ronald) McKethern, Louise Sears, Lula Pierson and Lottie Sears; five aunts, Lillie B. Faulk, Julia Humphry, Lizzie (George) Moore, Charlsie Mae Thomas, and Carrie McWilliam; uncle, Henry Franklin; mother and father-in-law, George and Pat Whitney; sisters-in-law, Rohoda Townsend and Bonnie MaCalmon.

Barbara was preceded in death by her mother, Willie Mae Sears; brother, Ruben Sears, Jr.; grandparents, Carrie Johnson and March Franklin, Sr.; uncles, Tom, Charlie Henry, March Jr., and John Franklin.

The family expresses special thanks to the staff at Mid-Michigan Medical Center-Midland.


Previous Events

Visitation

Wednesday

18

Apr

9:00 AM 4/18/2018 9:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Paradise Funeral Chapel
3100 South Washington Ave. Saginaw 48601 Michigan
United States

Family Hour

Wednesday

18

Apr

10:30 AM 4/18/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:00 AM 4/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Paradise Funeral Chapel
3100 South Washington Ave. Saginaw 48601 Michigan
United States

Celebration of Life

Wednesday

18

Apr

11:00 AM 4/18/2018 11:00:00 AM
Paradise Funeral Chapel

3100 South Washington Ave.
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

Officiating: Pastor Ardis L. Thompson, Faith Charity Pentecostal Gospel Church

Paradise Funeral Chapel
3100 South Washington Ave. Saginaw 48601 Michigan
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Forest Lawn Cemetery Final Resting Place

3210 South Washington Avenue
Saginaw, Michigan 48601

3210 South Washington Avenue Saginaw 48601 Michigan
United States
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