Emma Jean Adkins, 72, of Abingdon, Va., went to be with the Lord Wednesday, January 16, 2019, at her home.
Mama, mamaw, memaw, aunt Jean. There are so many who will honor this name. As we await our own day to see you again, may these words help bring peace. On the day he called you home, you flew up to Heaven on wings of angels, past the clouds and stars and passed where no one sees, now with her loved ones waiting as she walks with Jesus talking. Now I know she is smiling, saying don’t worry about me. My pain is no more. The reunion in Heaven when we see you again, it will be the most glorious.
She was born January 31, 1946, in Twin Branch, WV, to the late William David Carver and Maxine Carver. In addition to her parents she was also preceded in death by five brothers and one sister.
Jean was retired from the Bristol Memorial Hospital after working as an R.N. for 10 years. Following her retirement, she worked as a bookkeeper at Jerry’s Signs and was a wonderful homemaker to her family. She instilled in her family the need for togetherness and showed this to them by her love for camping, vacations and trips across the country with them every chance they had.
She is survived by her husband of 54 years, Jerry Adkins of the home; two children, Jerry Adkins, Jr. and wife, Donna of Meadowview and Teresa Watson and husband, Bill of Abingdon; five grandchildren, Jessica Adkins Cooke, Jason Adkins, Jeramy Trent, Y’Landa Widener and Justin Watson; three great grandchildren, Sammie JoLynn, Jayla Widener and Sylas Cooke; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be from 5 to 6:45 p.m., Friday, January 18, 2019, in the Frost Funeral Home Chapel. A funeral service will follow at 7 p.m., in the chapel with Jeff Adkins and Virgil Adkins officiating. Committal services will be held at 1 p.m., Saturday at the Adkins Family Cemetery, 25020 Strawberry Fields Road, Abingdon, Va. Family and friends will gather at the cemetery by 12:45 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Jason Adkins, Jeramy Trent, J.R. Widener, Ryan Cooke, Lester Carver and Tommy Adkins, Jr.
Frost Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 250 East Main Street, Abingdon, Va., is honored the family of Mrs. Adkins.