Debra Rae Jamison Akers, 49, of Pembroke, departed this life at her home Monday morning, July 13, 2009 after a long illness. Born in Pearisburg on May 17, 1960 she was a daughter of Alvis D. and Jessie Snider Jamison of Pembroke. She had been employed at VPI and Richards and Associates in Blacksburg and was a member of New Village Pentecostal Holiness Church in Staffordsville and as a young lady was a member of Pembroke First United Methodist Church. “Debbie” had been active in coaching girls T Ball and Little League Cheerleaders.
She leaves to cherish her memory her husband Mark A Akers; her parents; her daughter Shannon Jarels of Blacksburg; her brother and sister-in-law Rodney and Connie Jamison of Hoges Chapel; her paternal grandmother Ottie Jamison Quesenberry of Pembroke; her maternal grandmother Loraine Lamb of Rich Creek; her aunts Jo Lafon and Jean Trenor; her neice Ashley Jamison; her nephew Anthony Denson; her sister-in-law and brother-in-law Kathy and Stanley Higgs of Pearisburg, her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Wayne and Teresa Akers of Staffordsville, Rocky and Pam Akers of Pulaski; and numerous other cousins, relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be conducted Wednesday at 2:00 PM in the Kendall Funeral Home, 605 Snidow St. in Pembroke with Pastor Terry Mays, Pastor Rob Lough, and Pastor Eddie Kendall officiating. Burial will follow in Birchlawn Burial Park in Pearisburg. The family will receive friends at the funeral home Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 PM. Online condolences may be sent by visiting kendallfuneralhome.com.