Vickie Lee (Hebert) Akers

Born: Sun., Apr. 18, 1943
Died: Thu., Aug. 7, 2014


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 13, 2014
Location: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Aug. 14, 2014
Location: First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)

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Mrs. Vickie L. Akers, age 71, of Robinson, IL, died with her family at her bedside, Thursday August 7, 2014 at 8:06 pm at the Magnolia Center, Crawford Memorial Hospital, Robinson, IL, following many months of failing health.  Born April 18, 1943 in Vincennes, IN, she was the daughter of Richard A. and Virginia (Milligan) Hebert White.  On August 30, 1964 she married Tommy R. Akers and he survives.

Vickie was first, and foremost, a minister’s wife, a mother to five children, a grandmother to ten grandchildren, a sister and beloved family member. Vickie graduated Vincennes Lincoln High School, Vincennes, IN. then went on to graduate Transylvania University, Lexington, KY. with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion and a minor in Education.

Vickie was a Youth Minister, First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) Robinson, IL; Teacher and Director of Mother Goose Nursery School; Substitute Teacher for Comm. Unit #2 and Comm. Unit #4 School Districts, both in Crawford County, IL.  She was a member of the First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, IL for 37 years.

Mrs. Akers served in various capacities for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Illinois and Wisconsin:  Christian Women’s Fellowship Cabinet; First Vice Moderator, Member and Chair of Camp Management Committee; Counselor and Co-director of youth camps at Camp Walter Scott, Dietrich, IL for over 20 years.  She was a member of the “Hymnal Hundred” group which served as consultants in the production of the “Chalice Hymnal” for the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ).

Survivors include her husband, Tom Akers, Robinson, IL; sons and daughters-in-law, John and Heather Akers, Vincennes, IN., Mark and Sherri Akers, Champaign, IL., Matthew and Jamie Akers, Groton, CT., Rev. Timothy and Laura Akers, Vernon Hills, IL., daughter and son-in-law, Beth and Greg Lockwood, Indianapolis, IN., a sister and brother-in-law, Trudy and Walter Davis, Indianapolis, IN., a sister-in-law, Mrs. Joyce Akers, Bristol, TN., ten grandchildren, Megan Lockwood, Indianapolis, IN., Riley Akers, Champaign, IL., David,  Zachary, Benjamin, and James Akers all of Vincennes, IN., Kendall and Callen Akers, Groton, CT., Tucker and Brady Akers. Vernon Hills, IL.  Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her step-father, William White and a brother-in-law, Harold Akers.

Funeral services will be 10:30 am Thursday August 14, 2014 at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) in Robinson, IL. with Rev. Scott Woolridge, Rev. Jay Johnson, Rev. Burley Herrin and Rev Paul Phillips officiating.  Interment will follow the funeral in the Oak Grove Cemetery, rural Palestine, IL. Visitation will be held Wednesday August 13, 2014 between the hours of 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm at the church.

Tax deductible donations in memory of Mrs. Vickie L. Akers may be made to Camp Walter Scott, Church Camp, Dietrich, IL, with envelopes available at the funeral home and at the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Robinson, IL.

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Rev. Paul Phillips
   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
My deepest condolences to you Tom and all your family. A remarkable woman who continued to show her love for others up to the very end. May her peace bring you peace and comfort too. With God's blessings, Pastor Paul

   Posted Fri August 08, 2014
Dear Tom,Beth, John, Matthew and Tim and families:

I'm so sorry about Vickie. She was such a beautiful person and so nice to all.My family and I are really going to miss her very much. Lots of good memories.And you all are in my thoughts and prayers, always.

Joan Dart
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
Sincere sympathy to you and your family. In case you don't recognize my name, you and Glen Rosborough presided over the wedding of my daughter Christine and Rusty Fuller. I worked at the hospital when you were chaplain there and you were always a friend and source of support to me. Again, I extend to you sincere sympathy on the passing of your wife.

Rev. Tim Polley
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
Sending our love and prayers. Vickie touched our lives in many ways, and we will have fond memories of her. Tom and family, knowing God has His loving arms around all of you at this time.

Tim and Lynne Polley

Cathie Moore Bailey
   Posted Sat August 09, 2014
My sincere condolences to you and your family, Tom. Although it has been a few decades since I have seen you, Vickie and the children, I know that your hearts weigh heavy at this time of mourning. As my father, John Moore, always told the members of our family, "Don't weep for those have gone to their heavenly home, pray and weep for those who remain for the departed are now resting in eternal peace in the arms of our loving father." I know the kind, caring person that Vickie always was, there is a special place for her. God give you and your family the strength to remember only the best of your lives with Vickie. God bless.

Robert Tinsky
   Posted Sun August 10, 2014
Tom, My sympathy to you upon the death of your beloved wife. She is not lost because you know where she is. Thank God for the promise of reunion in the beautiful land He has promised us. May God give you His comfort and peace in this hour of sorrow.

Donald and Betty Tharp
   Posted Sun August 10, 2014
Dear Tom and Family,
Please accept our sincere sympathy. Our Children loved your wife, and got so much from church camp when Vickie was there. She was a great teacher. She had such a heart of love. May God keep you and the family in the hollow of his hands. Much love,
Donald and Betty Tharp

   Posted Mon August 11, 2014
To Mark and family also I express my deep sympathy about his mom -this is an amendment to my earlier condolence-an unintentional oversight-after all, I should remember all you kids cause I babysat for you ! You all are in my thoughts and prayers still and also I'm praying for you all and please know we(my family) are here for you all ..

Fay Bailiff
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014
My sincerest sympathy to your family at this time. I had the opportunity to work with Vickie with the Illinois/Wisconsin Christian Women's Fellowship. What a great witness in so many areas of her life and the life of the church. I am thankful to have known her.

Linda Brooks
   Posted Mon August 11, 2014

SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent by Linda Brooks.

We are holding you all in prayer, wishing we could be with you to celebrate Vicki's life and fond cousin memories. Chris and Linda Brooks and Jeff and Liz Brooks

Rev. Bob Dailey
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
Our prayers are with the Akers family in this time of loss. Vickie was a special friend for us and we have missed being with her over the recent years. God's blessings be upon you.

Carla (nee Flynn) Waddle
   Posted Tue August 12, 2014
To all of the Akers Family,
Walter and I send our condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time.

Bonnie Cundiff Olson
   Posted Fri August 15, 2014
To Vickie's children:
Your mom was my college roommate at Transy our junior year. We had an apartment together that summer along with Mary Ann Early, and Mary Ann and I were in her wedding. Although we had lost touch over the years, I am shocked to learn of her death. My condolences to you, Tom Many fond memories I hold dear.

Rev. Bill Watson
   Posted Fri August 15, 2014
Hi Tommy - I am saddened by the news of your wife passing. I learned about it via the Alumni office at Transy. It has been a long time since we last were face to face in IL. Lots of water has passed along the shore. If you plane to be at the Alumni weekend in 2015 please let me know I only live 30 minutes from Transy. May you find the comfort you have given to so many families in her passing.


Leigh Earley
   Posted Fri August 15, 2014
Tom and family,
Words fail at a time like this. You and Vickie have been an inspiration to so many, may the words and heart felt love you both have shared come back to you and cover your pain and loss. I just read Bonnie's note: those were good days, we were all so full of optimism and joy. May your joy be completed in our Lord who heals all.

Roberta Latham
   Posted Fri August 15, 2014
I was a close friend of Vickie at Transylvania and a bridesmaid at her wedding. Although we had been in touch only via holiday cards in recent years, I remember her with great fondness and deeply regret her passing. My sympathy to Tom and all her family.

June Glass
   Posted Sat August 16, 2014
I fondly remember Tommy from First Christian Church in Oak Ridge, TN and both he and Vickie from Transylvania. My prayers are with all who loved Vickie. May God bless and comfort each of you.
June Glass

Jeff Tomlin
   Posted Tue August 19, 2014
Tom, Trudy and Family,

We are so sorry to here about Vickie. You and the entire family are in our thoughts and prayers.

Jeff and Gaye Tomlin
Whitehouse Texas

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