Memorial services for Voncille Y. Atkins will be at 2 p.m., Friday, May 1, 2015, at Rose-Neath Funeral Home Chapel in Minden. Officiating will be Bro. Charles Grigsby. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until service time May 1, 2015.
Voncille was born Dec. 30, 1919, in Arcadia, to Foster and Myrtle Youngblood and raised in Doyline and entered into rest April 21, 2015, in Shreveport.
Voncille was a loving mother and proud of her family. She was a former Sunday school teacher of the Presbyterian Church in Minden, the first manager of the Montgomery Ward Store in Minden, and she also worked for Beall-Ladymon in Shreveport at the age of 80. Voncille loved working in her yard raising beautiful flowers and truly had a green thumb. When living at the Waterford, Voncille sang old hymns for the other residents. She was blessed with a beautiful voice.
Her parents; husband R.B. “Buster” Atkins Sr.; brothers, Jacob Foster Youngblood Jr., Revis Youngblood, Winston Ray Youngblood; son-in-law, Jerry L. Grigsby Sr. and grandson, Jerry L. Grigsby Jr. preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Reginald “Reggie” B. Atkins Jr. and wife Wanda of Shreveport; daughter, Linda M. Grigsby of Hamburg, Arkansas; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great great-grandchildren.
The family would like to recognize the staff of West Wing Pierremont Health Center, especially the rehab staff, and Harmony Hospice who treated her like family.
Her family rejoices that she will be spending eternity in heaven.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.