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Miriam Boyd Atkinson

Miriam Cramer Boyd Atkinson, 91 formerly of Drew, MS, passed away peacefully Sunday evening, April 4, 2010, at Walter B Crook Nursing Facility in Ruleville, MS.
Miriam was born on May 2, 1918, in Sallis, MS, to Lamar and Cramer Spiva Boyd She attended the Mississippi State College for Women, married Robed W Atkinson, and spent her life caring for her husband and two sons, Robert and Boyd. She loved to play bridge and was active in the community as a member of the Drew Garden Club, Drew Culture Club, and Young at Heart Dance Club of Greenwood. She was a member of the Drew United Methodist Church and a charter member of the Drew Country Club.
Miriam is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, Robert (Bobby) W Atkinson in 1998, and a sister, Isabel Spiva Monk of Belzoni, MS, in 2008.
She is survived by two sons, Robed W. Atkinson, Jr, and wife, Jane, of Ft Walton Beach, FL, and Boyd P Atkinson, and wife, Angela, of Cleveland, MS, and a sister-in-Iaw, Marjorie Atkinson of Hilton Head, SC She is also survived by two grandchildren, Robert W Atkinson, Ill (Elise) of Denver, CO, Elizabeth Atkinson Schenk (Ron) of Windermere, FL, two step-grandchildren, Elizabeth Scott of Brandon, MS and Rob Scott of Asheville, NC, and by her precious great-grandchildren, Adelynn, Noah, Cassidy, Savanna, Brandy and Karissa. Visitation will be at the Cleveland Funeral Home on Tuesday evening April 13, from 6pm until 8pm. A memorial service will be held at Drew United Methodist Church on Wednesday, April 14 at 2:00PM. Her cremains will be joined with those of her husband's and scattered on the family's farmland along the banks of the Sunflower River immediately following the memorial service. In lieu of flowers the family requests that donations be made to the Drew United Methodist Church, Drew, Ms or Friends of Children's Hospital Dept. of Pediatrics, 2500 North State Street, Jackson, MS 39216

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KIM SHOWERS - April 14, 2010 at 06:50 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

My syampathies and condolences to the family. I was also born in Sallis and knew Aunt Miriam all my life. I will all remember her as a very beautiful and gracious person.

Jack Long Holmes - April 13, 2010 at 08:38 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Robert & Boyd, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your Mother. She was a beautiful lady and lived a long full life. I know you will miss her, but she will never be forgotten. Wish I could be there for you! Take care! Much love! Ellen Mills Montoya

Ellen Mills Montoya - April 12, 2010 at 04:01 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Boyd,so sorry to hear about your mother's passing. It has been a long time since we last had a chance to visit, but I still remember all of the fun times we had while I was working in Cleveland for USF&G. Joe Bridewell

Joe Bridewell - April 10, 2010 at 01:05 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Robert, so sorry to hear about the passing of your Mother. When your Mother dies, you think you best friend has died - and no one can ever take their place. Betty (we were classmates at Drew)

Betty Robinson - April 09, 2010 at 08:55 PM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM

Dear Boyd and family Charles and I are so sorry to read of your mothers death. There is only one mom. I am glad I had known your mom. What a long life well lived. We have fully retired and moved to Memphis so I am sorry we will not be with you at the funeral. We certainly all go way back as friends. We are thinking of you Vicki and Charles Fioranelli

Vicki Fioranelli - April 06, 2010 at 09:51 AM Nov 30 0001 12:00 AM