Leila Ann Atkinson (Ann) passed away peacefully at home on October 27, 2022, with her family around her.
Ann was born on August 1, 1944, in Tuscaloosa, Alabama to James and Lucile Godwin.
She is survived by her sister, Jean Godwin Wyatt (Brad) and their daughters, Charlotte and Hanna; daughter, Charlene Awbrey (Monty) of Edinburg, Texas; daughter, Susie Forester of Odem, Texas; son, Scott Vick (Toni) of Victoria, Texas; daughter, Suzanne Fox of Magnolia, Texas; son, John Atkinson (Michell) of Odem, Texas; and daughter-in-law, Judy Atkinson (Buster) of Corpus Christi, Texas; her grandchildren, Jamie Manheimer (Doug), Brian Garner (Suzanna), Eddie Hamilton (Rebecca), Michelle Elsworth (Jeff), Michael Smith, Melissa Awbrey Albrecht (PJ), Leslie St. John (John), Monty Awbrey, Jr. (Diana), Josh Atkinson (Tina), Christopher Vick, Kerry Vick, Matthew Awbrey (Pam), Kimberly Morgan (Jake), Mary Ortega, Kyle Atkinson, Abigail Fox, Eric Atkinson (Aubrey), Jordan Atkinson and Justin Atkinson. Ann had 13 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Lucile Godwin; husband, Charles Atkinson, Sr.; son, Charles Atkinson, Jr. (Judy); son, Jordan Atkinson; son-in-law Monty Awbrey, Sr. and grandson, Jeremy Atkinson.
Ann grew up in Alabama and graduated from Demopolis High School in 1962 and attended both Judson College and University of Alabama before moving to Texas in 1963.
Ann started her career in the airline industry in 1968 working for Texas Airways and retired from Continental Airlines in 2007. She loved her airport family and all the relationships she made in her career.
Ann had a full and adventurous life. She worked hard and was prone to doing things her way. She loved to travel and was quite the foodie. She enjoyed sampling various foods during her travels. Some of her favorite places to visit locally were the Texas State Aquarium and the Rockport area. She was a supporter of the sea turtle release program and the local humane society.
She was loved by many and will be greatly missed.
Visitation will be held at Sawyer-George Funeral Home, Monday October 31, 2022 from 10am-3pm. The Funeral Service will be at 3pm.