Earlise M. Atkins, age 82, a resident of Deerfield, Ohio, formerly of New Castle, Indiana, passed away Sunday January 19, 2020.
She was born January 6, 1938, in Livingston, TN a daughter of the late Calvin and Bertha Ray Vaughn.
She had resided in New Castle for most of her life, before moving to Ohio eight years ago.
Mrs. Atkins was a homemaker and truly treasured being a wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother. She was a member of the Faith United Baptist Church in Hagerstown, Indiana, and loved sharing time with her family and friends. She enjoyed shopping, flea markets, trips to visit her family.
Left to cherish her loving memory include: 3 children, Karen Karrick of Deerfield, Ohio; Patricia Centers (husband Jackie) of Bull Gap, TN; Christopher Atkins of Richmond IN; 8 grandchildren including Kaitlin Karrick whom she helped raise; 9 great grandchildren, 1 sister Clarice Gilbert, 1 brother J.D. Vaughn.
Also several nieces, nephews and cousins survive.
And one special devoted friend Larry Morgan of New Castle, whom she treated and loved like a son. Larry was very faithful in calling Mrs. Atkins and “being there” for her.
She was preceded in death by 4 sisters Olene, Christine,Lucille and Betty. Three brothers Gordon, Bill and Cal “Ed.” Also, her parents and Husband Francis who died in 1983. Francis was the only man she ever loved and that he was the love of her life. Also preceding her in death was grandson Dusty Abner.
Funeral service will be held Friday January 24, 2020 2:00pm Macer-Hall Funeral & Cremation Services, with visitation from 11:00- 2:00 pm Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Batson Cemetery New Castle IN. Online condolences to www.macerhall.com.
Macer-Hall Funeral Directors are honored to serve the family of Earlise M. Atkins.