Akers, Sue Marlowe

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Sue Ellen Marlowe Akers, of Fairlawn, passed away Sunday, January 10, 2021. She was born January 1, 1945 in Norfolk, Virginia the daughter of the late Paul W. and Louise Marlowe.

Sue spent her childhood in Danville, Virginia. She graduated from George Washington High School, attended Averett College and Radford University where she graduated with her master’s degree in psychology. She retired from Southwestern Va. Mental Health Institute after 30 years of service as the Director of the Adolescent Program.

Predeceased family members include her brother, Paul A. Marlowe, mother-in-law, Elverta “Bertie” Akers, and brother-in-law, Bill Akers.

She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James “Butch” Akers; her son, Christopher T. Akers and fiancé, Lynn Gibson; brother, John T. Marlowe and wife Karen; sister-in-law, Sherry McGuire and husband Mike; brother-in-law, Alan Akers and wife Karen; sister-in-law, Marie Marlowe; and sister-in-law, Dot Albert Akers. Sue is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and special friends each of whom she loved very much

The family would like to express their love and appreciation for their neighbors, the Pastor, and members of St. Michael Lutheran Church. A special thank you to Dr. Matthew Skews MD and his staff for their excellent care and support.

With the current COVID-19 crisis, a celebration of Sue’s life will take place at a later date. If you wish, memorials may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church (Micah’s Backpack) or a charity of your choice.

The Akers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com