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Kathleen Wright Atkinson
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Birth: Apr. 11, 1926, USA
Death: Apr. 5, 2010
Virginia, USA

Kathleen Wright Atkinson, 83, of Roanoke, Va., passed away on Monday, April 5, 2010. Upon graduation from Jefferson High School, she went to work for the City of Roanoke. After marriage, she became a homemaker, wife and mother. She was a long time member of Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her loving and devoted husband of 60 years, Leon Atkinson Jr., who passed away on Christmas Day, 2009. Her parents were Herman Matthew Wright and Lula Jennings Wright Butler. She was predeceased by her brothers, Gunner's Mate Grover R. Wright, USN, and Herman Matthew Wright Jr., of Vinton, Va. She is survived by her three sons, William Thomas Atkinson, of Newport News, Robert Keith Atkinson and wife, India, of Roanoke, and Matthew Wright Atkinson, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; grandchildren, Airman 1st Class Jennifer Atkinson Pottinger, USAF and husband, SSGT Stephen Pottinger, USAF, of Virginia Beach, Ashley Atkinson Patton and husband, Jay, of Hazen, Ark., William Thomas Atkinson II, USA, of Manitowoc, Wis., Kristen Atkinson Blashka and husband, Jason Blashka, USA, of Mantiowoc, Wis., Tyler Dudley Atkinson, USA, of Okinawa, Japan, and Kathleen Elizabeth Atkinson and Christina Margaret Atkinson, of Kennisaw, Ga.; stepgrandchildren, Rachel and Marshall Erb, of Roanoke; great-grandchildren, Andrew and Cailynn Pottinger and Mackenzie Blashka; nieces, Gail Wright Dupus, Martha Wright Madarang, Judith Wright Smith, Shirley Ann Wright. The family wishes to extend heartfelt thanks to the staff of The Glebe. Arrangements by Oakey's South Chapel, 540-989-3131. Following a private interment service at Evergreen Burial Park, a memorial service will be held 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 10, 2010, at Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church with Dr. F. Tupper Garden officiating. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Raleigh Court Presbyterian Church Organ Fund.

Published in Roanoke Times from April 8 to April 9, 2010
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  Leon Atkinson (1924 - 2009)*
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Evergreen Burial Park
Roanoke City
Virginia, USA
Plot: Chapel Mausoleum Lot 3C
Created by: Randy Shepherd
Record added: Apr 07, 2010
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 Added: Apr. 7, 2010

 Added: Apr. 7, 2010

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