Alice E. Atkinson

Alice E. Atkinson

April 11, 2023, 86, Virginia –

Mrs. Alice E. Atkinson, 86, completed her earthly assignment on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, at the Sentara Northern Virginia Medical Center, Woodbridge, VA. Arrangements are incomplete at this time.

In 1952, she married the late John D Atkinson and they resided in Wayne County, North Carolina before moving to Goldsboro, North Carolina. From this union, five children were born: three sons, Delton (Sherry) Atkinson of Charlotte, North Carolina, Thomas (Lovie) Atkinson of Buena Vista, Virginia, and Darryl Atkinson of Capitol Heights, Maryland; and two daughters, Judy (James) Best of Woodbridge, Virginia and Terryl Atkinson of Durham, North Carolina.

She started her education in Dudley, North Carolina, and continued to pursue her education in Goldsboro, North Carolina. She worked as a cook at a local restaurant for several years before being employed by J.P. Stevens in Goldsboro, North Carolina. After many years of diligent work, she personally took care of her elderly mother for over 15 years.

A devoted daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, great-great-grandmother, aunt, cousin, and friend, she was always kind, giving soul with a beautiful smile. She was a long-time, faithful member of St John AME Zion Church, Dudley, North Carolina; the church she was raised up in, and actively held various church positions including Church Secretary. She enjoyed church activities, traveling, and being among family and friends. Her love and kindness transformed lives forever. In 2017, when her health began to fail, she moved to live with her daughter in Woodbridge, Virginia.

Mrs. Alice Earle Cox Atkinson, the only child of the late Earl Frank Cox and Inez Howell Cox, was born in Goldsboro, North Carolina on September 5, 1936. In addition to her five devoted children, those left to cherish her memories are nine grandchildren including Terrence Atkinson of Goldsboro, North Carolina; six great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; one sister-in-law, Mary Edwards and one brother-in-law, David Frazier of Goldsboro, North Carolina; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Services of caring, compassionate, and distinguished class entrusted to J.B. Rhodes Funeral Home & Cremations of Goldsboro.