Official Obituary of

Ella Atkinson

October 17, 1937 ~ March 4, 2024 (age 86) 86 Years Old
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Ella Atkinson Obituary

A Time to Live

Ella Mae Atkinson was born to the late Sidney Atkinson, Sr., and the late Madreen Coakley Atkinson. She was born on October 17, 1937, in the Honey Creek Community in the city of Waverly, Georgia, and the county of Camden. Being reared by a family that made Christ the head of their life, Ella at an early age received Christ as her personal Savior and joined Mount Sinai Baptist Church under the pastor leadership of the late Reverend C. S. Hardee, where she became a member of the choir. She later joined Mount Orum Baptist Church. Due to her love of the church, she was always a dutiful and faithful member.

She was a graduate of Ralph Bunche High School in 1956. After graduating from high school, she worked at King and Prince Seafood for many years. She also worked for Sossner Tap and Tool for many years until she retired. She enjoyed going to church and singing in the choir. She also enjoyed working in her yard, and she was always cooking. She enjoyed being around her grandson and being around family and friends.

A Time to Say Goodbye

God sent his angels on March 4, 2024, to reclaim His gift to this world. 

“For I am now ready to be offered, the time of departure is at hand. I have fought a good fight. I have finished my course. I have kept the faith.” – II Timothy 6:7

Ella was preceded in death by her five brothers, Nolan, Jimmie, Levi, Sidney Jr., and Robert Atkinson; and four sisters, Annetta Atkinson Brown and Betty, Arridina, and Chaireena Atkinson.

Ella leaves many cherished and sweet memories. These memories will be shared by her children which include her one daughter, Sharon Merrell of Brunswick, GA; two sons, Julian Scott (Denise McCray) of Atlanta, GA, and Brian Atkinson of Orlando, FL; one grandson, Evan Howard of Atlanta, GA; only surviving sister, Hattie Atkinson of Waverly, GA; nieces and nephews, Sidney Atkinson III and Bruce Atkinson, both of Brunswick, GA, Derek Cooke, Sr., of Waverly, GA, Gregory (Katrina) Brown and Michael (Alterina) Starks, both of Miami, FL, Vonda Atkinson, Gary Atkinson, Darnise Everette, all of Atlanta, GA, Ronald (Montika) Atkinson of Junction City, KS, Amanda Atkinson of Tifton, GA, and Kevin Atkinson and Aaron Atkinson, both of Darien, GA; two special great-nephews, Derek Jr. and Jahiem Cooke; two devoted friends, Sister Ida Brown and Sister Alberta Dallas, both of Brunswick, GA; and a host great-grandnieces, great-grandnephews, cousins, neighbors, and friends.

Due to the current state of (the COVID-19) pandemic and in order to promote social distancing, anyone entering the funeral home for viewing. We will also limit the number of persons allowed to enter the funeral home or any other facility at any given period during the viewing process.  We ask that you leave the premise upon exiting the building. The family is most appreciative of each of you for all acts of kindness shown to them during this difficult time in their lives.

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March 15, 2024

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Martin Funeral Home & Cremation Service
2005 G Street
Brunswick, GA 31520

Funeral Service
March 16, 2024

12:00 PM
Mt Orum Missionary Baptist Church
29136 US Highway 17
Waverly, GA 31565

Interment following funeral service
March 16, 2024

Mt. Sinai Baptist Church
7280 Dover Bluff Rd
Waverly, GA 31565


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