Darrell Atkins Obituary

Darrell E. Atkins
Darrell E. Atkins

June 10, 1954 - July 14, 2020
Born in Fulton, Kentucky
Resided in Chicago, Illinois


Darrell E. Atkins, son of the late Howard Dunbar Atkins and Ethel Ruth Atkins was born June 10th, 1954 in Fulton, Kentucky. He was the beloved husband of Deborah Atkins, who will remember him as her “calm and peace”. He quietly departed this life Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 at Elmhurst Hospital in Elmhurst, Illinois.

Darrell will be remembered for his humor, zest for life and unconditional love for his family and friends. Darrell was a natural storyteller, who had the ability to make lifelong friends out of chance encounters. He will also be remembered for the delicious meals he prepared for his loved ones, as he was an excellent cook. Darrell’s family will miss him dearly but have many cherished memories and good times to hold near to their hearts. He was preceded in death by his son, Scott Atkins and grandchild, Camontae Haines.

His beautiful life will forever be cherished in the lives of his children: LaRhonda Atkins-Crawford, Shannon Atkins and Tara Lewis-Atkins; his sisters Sharon Fay Atkins-Taylor and Sherry Kay Atkins; brother Stephen Atkins; grandchildren Emmanuel Atkins, Te’Aria Atkins-Hollins, Ke’Aria Atkins-Hollins, Shannon Atkins Jr., Cameron Lewis-Atkins, CarVon Haines, CaJuan Carter, CaDen Carter and CazMir Carter and great-grandchildren Emmanuel Atkins Jr., Peyton Johnson and Keshon Lyons. Darrell is also survived by a host of devoted nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Family and friends are to gather on Saturday, July 25, 2020 for a visitation from 11AM until 2PM at
DuPage Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, Illinois 60185
(630) 293-5200




DuPage Cremations, Ltd. and Memorial Chapel
951 W. Washington St.
West Chicago, IL US 60185
Saturday, July 25, 2020
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM