July 6, 1977 - March 31, 2021
Christopher Eugene Akins was born Wednesday, July 6, 1977 to Tommy Slaughter and Katherine Currie in Meridian, Mississippi. Ivita Reed was chosen as his Godmother. He was the oldest brother of his siblings Yashika Slaughter, Dianna Akins, Yolanda Brown, Kimberly Akins, Catherine Currie, Etory Reed, Derence Reed, Zina Reed, Robert Reed, Tirale Reed, and Zachary Sterdivant. Joy Earl and Marcus Earl were his favorite cousins. He was educated in the Meridian Public School District. Christopher enjoyed working with his hands and obtained certificates in Welding and Carpentry. He also loved to cook. He united in marriage with Tonia M. (Dubose) Akins on March 27, 2017. He had five children; Tyler King (Mary), Danasia Walk, Jonathan Akins, Quaceric Walk, and Whitney Stidmon and five stepchildren; Aylesia Dubose, Jaeshia Avery, Jasmin Avery, and Jadarius Avery, and Jakarius K. Avery. He had nine grandchildren; Legend Carter, Ty’kenzie King, Brytavious Dubose, Bryonna Dear, Azariah Avery, Cayson Davis, Ceasia Davis, Samaj Avery, and Rose Avery. Chris was loved by many and leaves his parents, wife, children, grandchildren, siblings, aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends to mourn his memory. He was preceded in Death by Quincy L. Brown (brother) and Jakarius K. Avery (son). God's Garden God looked around his garden and found an empty place. He then looked down upon the earth and saw your tired face. He put his arms around you and lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, he always takes the best. He knew that you were suffering, he knew that you were in pain. He knew that you would never get well on earth again. He saw the road was getting rough and the hills were hard to climb. So he closed your weary eyelids and whispered “Peace be thine.” It broke our hearts to lose you, but you did not go alone... For part of us went with you...The day God called you home. Psalms 23 The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou annointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the LORD forever. Tributes To a Loving Son Although our worlds are different now or is that just how it seems For I see you when I close my eyes because you’re always in my dreams I know you’re up in Heaven and looking down on me And when I look up at the stars I know that’s where you’ll be Even though I miss you, you’re not too far away Because my heart is full of memories and I treasure them everyday Our time on Earth was special but it’s only the very start So please keep watching over me while we’re no so far apart Someday the time will come when I no longer feel this pain That is the day when Heaven calls and we will meet again Love, Mom and Dad To My Husband From the moment we met, I knew you was a handful. From one handshake and a n-sync smile, you caught my heart. Through your eyes, heart, and soul, I saw so much love but so much pain. Life pain was something we had in common. We started off as best friends laughing at each other’s flaws but accepting each other. Who would have thought we would become husband and wife? I promised God to love you no matter what we go through even if ever we parted. So, as I held your hand and prayed to God to heal your heart and put peace in your soul, I told you I would always be there when you needed me. Forever in my heart. Rest peacefully in heaven with our son Jakarius. Your Wife, Tonia Christopher, Not only were you my brother, but you were also an all-around amazing person. Those of us who knew you could write a series of novels about our wild and crazy adventures together. You had a genuine heart, a carefree spirit, and shared your numerous gifts with the world. You were a comedian, an artist, a craftsman, a chef, and most of all my protector. My brother, you loved your family and friends immensely. Hopefully, the flowers I’ve given you during your short time here have shown how much you were loved in return. Although I’m not prepared to let you go and my heart is breaking, I am rejoicing! My brother is now a part of heaven’s beautiful bouquet. So for now, I will replay our memories in my mind and heart until our next chapter together is written. Love always, Your big sister, Yashika “Shika” Slaughter Today, I had the saddest day ever, my big brother Chris died. I’ll miss him FOREVER!!! He meant everything to me. He always supported his deaf sister. I really loved him so much. Big brother don’t worry about me. I am a strong QUEEN. I walk by faith and know you will watch over me. I love you, my big brother Christopher Eugene Akins. Your Second Sister, Shonda Davis My Brother Missing you always.... You never said I’m leaving. You never said goodbye. You were gone before we knew it and till today only God knows why A million times I’ve needed you, A million times I’ve cried If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died In life I loved you dearly, In death I loved you dearly, In death I love you still In my heart I hold a place that only you can fill I love you, Brother Catherine Currie Brother From Another Mother In life you cross path with people. Some leave and some stay. As long as we can remember, You were there every step of the way. Growing up people always knew, One thing to be true. Wherever they seen us, they were sure to see you. Having you as a brother was nothing more than a blessing We did everything from childhood to adulthood together without ever second guessing Through good and bad times you were always there So many memories especially laughs that we all can share Your smile, dear brother, We’ll definitely miss This journey without you won’t be an easy fix How grateful we are to have shared life with you Our dear brother from another mother, Chris, we will forever love and miss you Love Always, The Reed Family The Day God Took You Home A million times I've needed you, A million times I've cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died. In life I loved you dearly; In death I love you still. In my heart you hold a space, No one can ever fill. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn't go alone Part of me went with you, The day god took you home. We love you, Dad! Your children Memories Pallbearers Tyler King Demoniko Currie Deterro Reed Corterrious Tingle Johnathan Merritt Marcus Earl Funeral Arrangements Entrusted to: BERRY AND GARDNER FUNERAL HOME 1300 George F. Sims Ave. (34th Ave.) Meridian, MS 39301 Special Thanks Wencee Stidmon & Family Lasandra Brown & Family Acknowledgements We would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation for the many expressions of sympathy, prayers, kind gestures, and support during our time of bereavement. We appreciate and thank you all. Overflowing love and prayers, The Akins Family For with God, nothing shall be impossible. Luke 1:37 If we as a family can put our trust in God, we can and will get through anything while on the ride we call life. You have to take the good with the bad. Smile when you are sad. Love what you’ve got and remember what you had. Always forgive, but never forget. Learn from your mistakes but never regret. People do change. Things go wrong. Just remember, the ride goes on.
Christopher Eugene Akins was born Wednesday, July 6, 1977 to Tommy Slaughter and Katherine Currie in Meridian, Mississippi. Ivita Reed was chosen as his Godmother. He was the oldest brother of his siblings Yashika Slaughter, Dianna Akins, Yolanda... View Obituary & Service Information
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