Published 10:10 am Wednesday, April 4, 2018

LANETT — Mrs. Whitney Jones Atkinson, a resident of Lanett, Ala. died Friday, March 30, 2018 at East Alabama Medical Center, Opelika, Ala.  Funeral services are scheduled for Thursday, April 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. EDT  from the Zion Rest Baptist Church Heard Center, Valley, Ala., with the Rev. Frederick Stanley, pastor, Pastor Eddie Reece, eulogist, and Pastor Corey Huguley, officiant, presiding. Interment will follow in the New Zion Cemetery, Lanett.

Davis Memorial Mortuary of Valley is directing.  Public viewing is scheduled for Wednesday, April 4, 2018 from 1 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Davis Memorial Mortuary Chapel.

Mrs. Atkinson’s survivors include her husband, Jatarious K. Atkinson of Valley; three loving children, Kaydon Atkinson, Jaylon Atkinson and Karsyn Atkinson, all of Valley; her mother, Capreena Jones (Chris), West Point, Ga.; her father, Willie (Jowana) Howell, Atlanta, Ga.; two brothers, Manderia Jones and Justice Booker, both of Lanett; five sisters, Latisha Jones and Ambria Booker, both of Lanett; Briesha Davidson, West Point; Jalayla Howell and Tremya Howell, both of Atlanta; maternal grandmother, Ella Mae Huguley, Valley; paternal grandfather, Terry Lee Holloway, Lanett; mother-in-law, Jennifer (Ted) Hutchinson and father-in-law, Calvin (Lynn) Atkinson, all of Valley; great aunts, Helen Brown, Alice Hughley and Julia Davis; great uncles, Roy Brown and Christopher Bryant; aunts and uncles, Linda (Gary) Shepard, Lois Thomas, Ella Jones, Valerie and Ray Howell, Rachel Brown Hargett, Loretta (Joshua) Hall, Benita Wilson, Debra Jones, Lucious Jones, John (Cassandra) Brown, Leonard (Linda) Jones and Tymichael (Jacobi) Howell; four nieces, Cortiryana Jones, Rylee Pace, Mikeiya McCants and Serenity Buckner; two nephews, T’Sean Tucker and Zion Booker; a devoted cousin, LaJasmine Woody; two special friends who were like sisters, Candace Flournoy and Britany Lark; and, a host of other relatives and friends.  Online condolences can be expressed at

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