Judi Mae Akins passed on peacefully at Wyndham Health & Rehabilitation Center in Crossville on February 3, 2024.

Born in Houston, Texas, on May 9, 1949, Judi was a longtime resident of San Diego, CA, before relocating to Crossville in the early 1990s.

She is survived by her husband of 40 years: Thomas Akins; son: Greg Hawthorne of San Diego, California; granddaughter: Judith Hawthorne of Las Vegas, Nevada; and sister: Barbara Peterson of San Diego, California. Judi was one of five children and is remembered for her wisdom and exceptional sense of humor.

Throughout her career in the construction industry as an accountant and controller, and in real estate, Judi was respected for her professionalism and keen intellect. Her hobbies included cooking and gardening, through which she expressed her love and creativity.

Judi was renowned for her wisdom and great sense of humor, characteristics that endeared her to many.

Her remains will be shared between her husband, Thomas Akins, her late mother Kathleen Mills, and her siblings, ensuring her memory is honored among her family and loved ones.

Judi Mae Akins’s life was marked by her indomitable spirit, warmth, and the deep connections she forged. She will be deeply missed and forever remembered by her family, friends, and all who knew her.

Obituary by Crossville Memorial Funeral Home.