Y-Teens 1, 4;

Tri-Hi-Y 1;

Chorus 3;

F.H.A. 1;

Westernette 1;

V.O.E. 4.

Ambition: Secretary

{ February 5, 1949 - May 10 2021 }

    Myra Lea Gillespie Akins, 72, passed away on May 10, 2021. She is survived by her sons, Ricky H. Akins Jr and Eric P. Akins. She will also be greatly missed by brothers Kenny Gillespie (Kathy) and Steve Gillespie (Paula) and sister Judy Gillespie Shaw (John) and numerous nephews and nieces. She was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Gerri Gillespie, and by her beloved husband of 20 years, Ricky H. Akins Sr.

    Myra was a 4 year student and a 1967 graduate of Westwood High School, Memphis, Tn.. She started her career in the bakery industry, first at the old Taystee Bakery and then at the Wonder Bread Company where she retired.

    A graveside service for family and close friends was held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, May 15, 2021, where she was laid to rest at Forest Hill Memorial Park East, 2440 Whitten Road, Memphis TN 38133.