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James Dale Atkins

June 28, 1953 ~ April 10, 2022 (age 68)

James Atkins was born June 28, 1953 to Nathaniel Atkins from Jonesville, Louisiana, who preceded him in death; and Gladys Wynn Atkins, who is 100 years old, from Gilbert, Louisiana. James was delivered by his grandmother, Eva Wynn, a mid wife.

His grandmother Eva Thomas Wynn, grandfather James “Jean”  Wynn and his brother Dennis Ray “Rabbit” Atkins preceded him in death.

James transitioned on Sunday April 10, 2022 after a short battle with Lung Cancer at Ochsner-LSU Monroe Medical Center.

At an early age he joined and was baptized at Bright Oak Baptist Church, 3628 Cooper St. Monroe, LA 71201. Later he united with Deuteronomy B C under the leadership of Pastor Stonewall Hunter, Jr., now under the leadership of Pastor D’Antre Jackson.

He leaves to cherish his memories: his mother, Sister Gladys Wynn Atkins (100 years old); his wife, Lorethel Atkins; 2 sisters Jessie Bell “Dot” Thomas and Eva Fay Atkins Walsh “Fay”; 1 God-sister, Ernestine Givens; his 1st wife, Sharon Atkins Hardy; 2 daughters, Jameshia “Moot” Atkins and Miranda Atkins; 2 sons, Daron Baker and Ashley Baker; 2 step-sons LaDarron Mathis and Huey Mathis, Jr.; 6 grandchildren, Dequisha, Triecie, Karter, Karsyn, Jamei, and Josiah; 5 great-grandchildren, Tristan, Chrisslyn, Jordan, Journee and Makayla; and a host of nephews, nieces, family and friends.

 Service Information

April 22, 2022

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Deuteronomy Baptist Church
503 South 16th Street
Monroe, LA 71201

Funeral Service
April 23, 2022

1:00 PM
Greater New Antioch Baptist Church
301 Sherrouse Avenue
Monroe, LA 71203

April 23, 2022

JS Clark Cemetery
Burg Jones Lane
Monroe, LA 71202

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