|Birth: ||Jan. 11, 1988|
|Death: ||Oct. 19, 2012|
Atkins, Lee Stewart Devoted son of Mary Lou Stewart and Marc S. Atkins, took his own life Friday, October 19 in Ann Arbor, Michigan at the age of 24. He was a proud soldier who served his country with bravery and distinction during a tour in Afghanistan in 2008-2009 as a member of the Illinois Army National Guard Bravo Company 1-178 Infantry. A graduate with honors of Oak Park River Forest High School and a history major at the University of Michigan, he was a wonderful, loving son and family member, and a deeply devoted friend. We will always celebrate his life - his caring, his generosity, his humor, his genuineness - as a legacy to all he touched in his too short life, and to all soldiers and their families wherever they serve. A memorial service was held on Saturday, October 27 at the Unity Temple, 875 Lake St., Oak Park, IL.
The family requests that in lieu of flowers contributions be made in honor of Lee Atkins to the Wounded Warrior Project
PO Box 758517, Topeka, KS 66675.
Obituary Published in Chicago Sun-Times on October 26, 2012
#99629452 by Chaplain David A. Brady
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
Specifically: Ashes protected and cared for by Lee's Parents
Created by: CCW
Record added: Nov 29, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 101427098
Rest in peace my dear friend. You will live in my heart forever. I love you always.|
Added: Nov. 29, 2012