Mrs. Eakins resided on Turnerwoods Road in Gray. Retired from Macon Iron and Paper Stock, she devoted her life to her husband and caring for all God’s creatures, which she demonstrated through her caring for neglected animals and love of wildlife. Mrs. Eakins was preceded in death by parents, Doris Shirley Briley Batchelor and Lawton Briley; brother, James Lawton Briley; and by her stepfather, Thomas Batchelor.
Mrs. Eakins is survived by her husband, John Eakins of Gray; uncle, Joe Briley Sr., and her aunt, Lily Briley, both of Gray; aunts and uncle, Virginia Clements of Macon and Nettie and Ray Jones, all of Tuscaloosa, Ala.; extended family, Joe and Patrice Briley Jr. and Jason and Deborah Briley, all of Gray, Brandyn Briley of Atlanta, Judy Eakins and Cathy Sexton of Macon, David and Carrie Sexton of Bonaire, Jackie McCommons and Mary Jo Horne, both of Hawkinsville.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to either American Cancer Society, 804 Cherry St., Macon, GA 31201, or to FURever Friends Humane Society, P.O. Box 2276, Gray, GA 31032.
Bridges Funeral Home and Crematory in Gray has charge of arrangements. Please visit the online memorial at www.bridgesfh.com.