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Mr. Jason Mikell Akins
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory
Mr. Jason Mikell Akins
STATESBORO, Ga. -- Mr. Jason Mikell Akins, age 49, died Saturday, July 27, 2019, at Brown’s Health and Rehab. The Savannah, Georgia, native attended school in Chatham County and graduated from Johnson High School.
    The majority of Jason’s career was working in the funeral industry. He was employed with various funeral homes throughout the southeast.
    Jason resided in Atlanta for seven years and returned to Statesboro 10 years ago.
    He was an active member of the Bulloch County Historical Society, Portal Heritage Society, Averitt Center for the Arts, a member of the foundation of The Methodist Home for Children and Youth and the Trinity Society at Trinity Episcopal Church.
    Jason was a member of the Statesboro First United Methodist Church and had been a longtime member of Portal United Methodist Church.
    He was preceded in death by his father, Jack M. Akins; and his partner, Phillip Carter Harrison.
    Surviving are his mother, Ruth Small Akins of Portal; and his aunt, Emma Sapp of Saint Simons Island.
    Visitation will be Tuesday from 11 a.m. until the funeral hour at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home in Statesboro.
    The funeral service will be at noon in the chapel of the funeral home with the Rev. Sonny Moon officiating, assisted by the Rev. Roy Jarriel. Interment will be in Pleasant Hill Methodist Church Cemetery.
    Pallbearers will be Ronnie Newton, Clint Lovett, Owen Attaway, Bob Randolph, Royce Cartee and Joel McCarthy.
    The family requests that memorial contributions be made to The Methodist Home for Children and Youth, 304 Pierce Avenue, Macon, Georgia 32104; or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at www.stjude.org.
    Friends may sign the online register book at www.joineranderson.com.
    Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of the arrangements.

Statesboro Herald, July 30, 2019
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