Essie Dee Akin

April 16, 1936 - February 24, 2014


Essie Dee Akin, 77, of DeRidder, LA, passed from this life on Monday, February 24, 2014 at her home.  Those left to cherish her memory are her daughters, Vanessa Roshto and husband Reed, and Judy Richard, all of DeRidder, LA; sister, Effie Whinstine and husband Cleveland of Oakdale, LA; grandchildren, Michael Roshto and wife Kayla of Deridder, LA, Jason Roshto and Becky Marcantel of Sulphur, LA, and Crystal West and husband Spooky of Rosepine, LA; 5 great grandchildren; and 1 great-great grandchild.  She was preceded in death by her husband, John Akin; parents, Fred and Estelle Stafford; granddaughter, Katina Roshto; son-in-law, Wilfred Richard; and numerous brothers and sisters.


Visitation will be held Wednesday, February 26, 2014 from 5:00pm until 9:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home in DeRidder, LA.  Funeral services will be held on Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 2:00pm at Myers-Colonial Funeral Home.  Burial will follow at Beauregard Cemetery in DeRidder, LA.

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