Sylvia Atkins gained her angel wings on October 21, 2020. She was born on May 17, 1936, in Cadiz, KY, to the late Gilford and Onie Grubbs; she was the first of six children. She accepted Christ at an early age when she joined Durrett Avenue Baptist Church in Hopkinsville, KY. Sylvia later became a member of West End Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. Lincoln Bingham and later moved her church membership to St. Paul Baptist Church and was a faithful member until her health began to fail.
Later in her adult life she was married to her former husband, Albert G. Atkins in Hopkinsville, KY. In this union they had three beautiful children, Karen, Kevin and Kara Atkins. They later moved to Louisville where Sylvia enjoyed raising her children and was proud to receive her certification as a CMT for Fairlodge Healthcare Center, where she later retired.
Sylvia enjoyed watching westerns, gardening, going shopping and going out to eat. She loved her family dearly and really loved spending time with each one of them. She will be forever missed.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilford and Onie Grubbs; brothers, Demarlowe Grubbs and Gilford Grubbs, Jr and her sisters, Annette Poindexter, Alice Patterson and Reaver Mcgaha.
Sylvia leaves to cherish her memories her daughters, Karen Atkins and Kara Atkins; son, Kevin Atkins; surrogate daughter, Terlisa Alvis; surrogate grandchildren, Rodnika Alvis and Devont’e Carson; caretaker that she considered as a son, Derrick Yelder; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be be Saturday, October 31, 2020, from 11am-1pm, at God's Will Christian Fellowship, 3109 Thomas Lane, Jeffersontown, KY, with a celebration of Sylvia's life beginning at 1pm.
Sylvia will be laid to rest at Green Meadows Cemetery, 3800 Shanks Lane, Louisville, KY.
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