December 24, 1951 - January 22, 2022
ATKINS, Mr. Charles Edward - Age 70, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his residence. Family hour 1:30 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022, from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing at 2:00 PM. Interment Gracelawn Cemetery, 5710 N. Saginaw St. Friends and pallbearers will assemble at the funeral home 1:30PM Saturday. Mr. Atkins will lie in state in the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home and may be viewed from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM Friday.Charles E. Atkins Jr. began his life’s journey on December 24, 1951 in Flint, Michigan, born to Charles E. Sr. and Freddie B. Atkins. He was the first of seven children. Charles was a member of Greater New Bethel Church Of God In Christ where he first received salvation at an early age. He attended Flint Northern High School. During his high school years, Charles loved music and singing. He together with class mates, Willie Kirby and Lloyd Nicholson formed a singing group imitating the dance style and song of the original Temptations. During his senior year of high school Charles met a beautiful young lady named Betty Ann Cornelius and took her as wife. From that union were born, 3 gifts from God. He began working at Buick Motor Company, a division of General Motors Corporation in 1973 and retired in 2009 after 36 years of service. Charles was also a member of UAW Local #599. Spiritually Charles was a loving and caring person who gave from his heart unconditionally. He enjoyed the outdoors, boating, fishing and gardening. Charles was very adventurous, he liked scuba diving and taught himself how to play the drums. He was co-owner in the family restaurant business. Charles was an excellent craftsman. Most of all Charles loved God and he enjoyed conversations about God’s kingdom. On August 5, 2021 Charles recommitted his life to Jesus Christ. Jesus said in John 17:6 “I have revealed you to those whom you gave me out of the world. There were yours; you gave them to me and they have obeyed your word.” 2 Peter 3:9 “The Lord is not slack concerning his promises; as some count slackness, but is longsuffering to usward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” On Saturday, January 22, 2022 Charles E. Atkins Jr., a son, father, brother and friend went to sleep. Mr. Charles E. Atkins Jr. leaves to cherish his memory: daughter, Tina Brooks of Flint; 2 sons, Charles Derelle (Rebecca) Atkins of Chandler, AZ and Jerome “JJ” Atkins; 2 step-children, Courtney Dixon and Nurisha Cannon, all of Flint; 6 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; mother, Freddie B. Atkins; 2 sisters, Ms. Sylvia R. Connor of Detroit and Ms. Lauwana Wynn of Flint; 4 brothers, Patrick (Brenda) Atkins of Kansas City, MO, Mr. Terry Atkins of Detroit, MI; Fredrick Dennis (Catherine) Atkins of Stockbridge, GA and John Tracey (Timeka) Atkins of Flint; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins; 4 aunts, Barbara Stone, Roselita Williams, both of Flint, Jill Brown of Phoenix, AZ and Shirley Lipsey of Atlanta, GA; 2 uncles, Paul D. Williams of Birmingham, AL and Mr. Wesley Stone of Flint Twp., MI; a host of other relatives and friends including special friends, Charlene Cannon of Fenton, MI, Katie Brooks and family.Mr. Atkins was preceded in death by his daughter, Latoya Charteese Atkins; and father, Charles E. Atkins Sr. The family would like to express special thanks to Hurley DaVita Dialysis, Bishop Marvin Winans and Perfecting Church family of Detroit, MI, Pastor Brian Grundy and Greater New Bethel COGIC family of Flint, New Harvest International Ministries, and Tashun White.
ATKINS, Mr. Charles Edward - Age 70, passed away Saturday, January 22, 2022 at his residence. Family hour 1:30 PM Saturday, February 12, 2022, from the Chapel of Lawrence E. Moon Funeral Home, 906 W. Flint Park Blvd., with funeral service commencing... View Obituary & Service Information
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