Lucretia (Neely) Atkins

July 10, 1935 ~ June 9, 2022 (age 86)

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Mrs. Lucretia Neely Atkins, age 86, of Augusta, died Thursday, June 9, 2022, at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah after an extended illness.  She was a native of Richmond County, a 1953 graduate of Hephzibah High School and lived in Richmond County most of her life.  She and her late husband were the owners and operators of Cretia’s Country Kitchen in Hephzibah.  She was a member of Berlin Methodist Church and enjoyed cooking and gardening.  She is preceded in death by her husband, Guy Baxley “Pete” Atkins, Jr.; her daughter, Vera Atkins Hanley; her parents, Benjamin James Neely and Miriam Irene Price Neely; and her brother, Franklin Delano Neely.

Her family includes her brother, Dr. Ben Neely and wife Susanne of Lyons; her sister, Connie Neely Duke of Augusta; her granddaughter, Ashton Hanley of Texas; and several nieces and nephews.

The graveside funeral service will be Tuesday, June 14th, at 3:00 p.m. at Hillcrest Memorial Park in Augusta.

The family will receive friends at the cemetery from 2:30 until just prior to the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Berlin Methodist Church, 1518 Hephzibah-McBean Road, Hephzibah, GA 30815.

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Graveside Service
June 14, 2022

3:00 PM
Hillcrest Memorial Park
2700 Deans Bridge Road
Augusta, GA 30906

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