|Birth: ||May 2, 1954|
|Death: ||Dec. 1, 2006|
North Carolina, USA
In the name of Allah,
Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
Praise be to Allah
the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds;
Most Gracious, Most Merciful;
Master of the Day of Judgement.
Thee do we worship, and
Thine aid we seek.
Show us the straight way,
the way of those on whom
Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace,
Those whose portion is not wrath
and who goes not astray.
On Friday, December 1, 2006, Gregory Ortez Akers departed this life at the age of 52 and entered the gates of Allah's Kingdom. Greg, born May 2, 1954, was the sixth of ten children of Frances Viola and William (Billy) Akers, II.
Born in Baltimore, MD, and raised in Washington, D.C., he attended DC Public Schools. During his formative years, it became evident that Greg was blessed with a special gift, he was given the nickname, "Professor" by family and friends attributing to his ability to excel academically. He was indeed a scholar. After completing his basic education, he enrolled in American University, after his first semester he was encouraged by one of his professors to join the school newspaper staff. He attended other institutions of higher education receiving numerous certificates of completions.
He fathered a son, Gregory Ronnie Akers and a daughter, Latania Akers. Greg also enlisted in the United States Army, serving as a Military Police Officer until his discharge. In the work force he held many positions, his last position was at Cherry Lane Electrical Service as an electrician.
In the early 80's he was introduced to Islam, taking on the Muslim name, Khalil Abu. He embraced Islam with a passion. To the best of his ability he lived his life in accordance with the Holy Qur'an. Enhancing his knowledge of Islam, he became an Imam.
He was preceded in death by his son; parents; two brothers, Lawrence Michael Branch and Hayward Akers; and a nephew, Thomas Vaughn.
Left to cherish his love and memories, his daughter LaTania Akers, M.D.; four sisters, Gail, Cathy, Toni and Martha; three brothers, William (Pete), Alan (Ron) and Jeffery; a god brother, Preston Johns; an uncle and aunt, Junior and Mable Johnson of Annapolis,MD; 19 nieces and nephews; 14 great nieces and nephews; one great-great nephew; Tyshawn Akers; two sister-in-laws; two brother-in-laws.
Services conducted at the Tenth Street Baptist Church, Washington, D.C., Tuesday, December 12, 2006.
William Akers (1926 - 2003)
Frances Viola Johnson Akers (1924 - 1979)
Lawrence Michael Branch (1947 - 1985)*
Gregory Ortez Akers (1954 - 2006)
Hayward Kim Akers (1957 - 2002)*
Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
Prince George's County
Maintained by: Gail Akers
Originally Created by: Buddy
Record added: May 02, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 26540245