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Obituaries

February 7, 2013

Eola Mae Atkinson

1920 - 2013

— On January 16, 1920, James and Aplis Jones were blessed with their fourth of seven children in Rentiesville, OK. She was given the name Eola Mae, but affectionately called “Daught.”

She attended Rentiesville Public Schools, and 2 years at Langston University. Later in life, she met a handsome gentleman, Lonnie C. Atkinson.  They were married and their union was blessed with 4 daughters.

Eola worked for Sonic Drive-in as a cook and later, manager. Later, she established a childcare business in her home, where she cared for and mothered many who became her life-long friends.

As a faithful member of Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church, she has served faithfully as a Deaconess, member of the Mission, Choir, Kitchen Committee and wherever she was called to serve. Since October 14, 2007, she has been recognized as the “Mother of the Church.”

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013, Eola Mae Atkinson, after 93 years, “took flight with Angels to thine place of rest.”

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, a daughter,  a brother, and 3 sisters.

Those left to cherish her beautiful memory; her children, Darlene Scott, Muskogee, and Lonnita Atkinson and Deborah Atkinson, both of Tulsa; her sister, Thelma Jackson, Dallas, Texas; her brother, Albert Jones, Kansas City, Missouri; 6 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 cousins; a host of nieces, nephews, her church family and many, many friends.

Reflection and Remembrance will be shared on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at 10 AM in the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church. Rev. Vanzelen Brown, Sr, Pastor, will officiate. Burial will follow in the Booker T. Washington Cemetery. You may visit "Daught" as she slumbers at the Keith D. Biglow Funeral Directors, Inc., on Friday from 12 noon to 6 PM.  Friends may convey condolences and sign the online register at www.biglowfunerals.com.

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