Akers, Virgie Gilmer

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amem_cardinal3.jpgVirgie Gilmer Akers, 77, of Christansburg, VA passed away on June 4, 2022. Virgie was born on July 9, 1944 to the late Milton and Myrtle Gilmer. She is preceded in death by her parents, Milton and Myrtle Gilmer; grandsons, Gabriel David Akers and Elijah Douglas Altis.

She is survived by her husband and the love of her life of 59 years, Leon D. Akers; sister, Christine Woolwine; children, Karen Akers Havens, Jeff Akers and wife Becky, Eric Akers and wife Missy, Cheryl Altis and husband Doug, and Lisa. D. Akers; grandchildren, Matthew Havens and girlfriend Sara, Daniel Havens, Josh Akers and wife Ashley, Nathaniel Akers and wife Whitney, Mikaela Akers, Ashley Altis, Austin Altis and wife Jenna, Caleb Atlis, Grace Altis, Jacob Atlis, Evan Akers and girlfriend Taylor, and Hope Akers; great-grandchildren, Oliver Akers, Emerson Akers, and Caroline Altis.

Virgie worked at Imperial Reading. She could spend countless hours doing word searches. She loved to watch NASCAR. She loved the beach and seashell, stuffed bears, and loved to collect salt and pepper shakers and has over 400 of them, as well as planting flowers and watching birds, but most importantly she loved her family and she loved her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

In lieu of flowers family request that donations be made to one of the following organizations in Virgie’s honor: American Cancer Society, Good Samaritan Hospice, American Heart Association, or The Susan G. Komen Foundation.

The family would like to express their gratitude to Good Samaritan Hospice as well as the many caregivers that helped care for her.

The family will receive friends on Wednesday, June 8, 2022 from 5-7 pm at Horne Funeral Home. Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at 11:00 am in the Horne Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Todd officiating. Interment will follow in the Duncan Cemetery in Floyd County.