Mrs. Louise McDuffie Atkinson, age 89, of Douglas, Ga, passed away on Wednesday, November 29, 2017, in Douglas, Ga., Mrs. Atkinson was born on December 18, 1927, in Sumterville, Florida, to the late Melch D. McDuffie and Eunie Della Smith McDuffie.
She was survived by: her daughter, Jennie Lynn and husband Rand Vickers of Douglas, Ga.; sons: Jimbo and wife Wanda Atkinson of Douglas, Ga. and Joe (Vicki Robinson) Atkinson of Douglas, Ga.; grandchildren: Joshua Atkinson, Jake Atkinson, Hali Varnedore, Sarah Goodman, Shawn Taucer; great-grandchildren: Paxton Goodman, Griffin Goodman, Nicholas Taucer, Joleigh Atkinson, Carter Varnedore, Charlotte Varnedore.
She was preceded in death by: her husband, Georg "Jimmy" Melvin Atkinson; father, Melch McDuffie; mother, Eunie Smith McDuffie.
A graveside service was held at the Douglas City Cemetery on Friday, December 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. where Pastor Chris Calhoun officiated.
Sims Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.