Raymond Elvin (90) and Elizabeth Kathleen Atkins (86) of Crewe, Virginia, who spent their lives transporting people to their destinations as the owners of Atkins Taxi, reached their final one August 4, 2020, as they both entered the Kingdom of Heaven. They died within minutes of one another.
The couple was married 70 years, and represents the most perfect story of love. Raymond started his business in 1953 and was known for his kindness to everyone he met. She worked by his side and was an Avon Representative for more than 40 years. The two enjoyed life, always doing right by others and helping those they could.
Raymond was born March 27, 1930 to Robert Lester and Nellie Kate Atkins. He is preceded in death by four siblings, Herman Atkins, Robert “Peanut” Atkins, and two sisters, Helen Baldwin and Essie Black.
Kathleen was born May 15, 1934 to Ruth and Maston Hastings. She is preceded in death by two brothers, James and Johnny Hastings. She leaves behind a sister, Ruby Simmons of Richmond, VA, and her brother, Kenny Hastings of Crewe.
The couple leaves behind to cherish their memory, four children: Ronnie Atkins (Sandra), Brenda Hodge (William), Linda Atkins and her significant other Butch Hailey, and Les Atkins (Stacy); six grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren; many nieces, nephews, cousins, and a host of friends from the community.
Chapel services were held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, August 8, 2020 at the Hamner-McMillian Funeral Home, Blackstone, VA. The family received friends prior to the service at 10 a.m..
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Cancer Society. Arrangements entrusted to Hamner-McMillian Funeral Home, 1400 South Main St., Blackstone. Online condolences may be made at: www.hamnermcmillian.com.