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Obituary - Wendy Akers Sullins


Wendy Lynn Akers Sullins was born June 16, 1979, in Mexico, Mo., to the late Clifford Akers and Laura Ann Bartley. She passed away on December 12, 2019.
Wendy is survived by the love of her life, Timmy Sullins and his daughter Alyssa Sullins of St. James; daughter Kylie Sullins of Fulton and her dad Michael Dean Sullins; Chance Bryson of the home; stepson Seth Backues and stepdaughter Brooke Backues, both of Licking; mother Laura Buckner and husband Gary of Licking; stepmother Belinda Akers of Licking; Grandma Abbie Akers of Fulton; brother Jason and wife Beth Ann of Licking and her younger brother, Branden Akers, of Ozark; stepbrother Jake Buckner and wife Jessi of Licking; stepsisters Michelle Vestal and husband Rob of Licking and April Hetland and husband Kevin of Enid, Okla.; stepbrother Jason Coble and wife Kelly of Licking and Josh Coble of Licking; along with countless aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews and cousins and friends.
Wendy was preceded in death by her father Clifford Akers; Grandpa Ed Akers; Grandpa Dean Bartley and Grandma Wanda Bartley and a very close friend, Mark Bryson.
Wendy was a very opinionated person and she didn’t mind telling anyone how she felt. When you met Wendy, you either loved her or hated her and she didn’t care which one it was. She was a leader. She took charge and telling people what to do was one of her favorite things. Everyone who knew her knew she was mouthy, stubborn and loud (boy, was she loud!!) Although she had a big mouth, she loved just as big. Her kids and Timmy, her boyfriend, were her world. She loved Kylie and Chance with all her heart and soul. Timmy was the love of her life. And Timmy’s mom, Virginia Finn, also held a special place in Wendy's heart.
Wendy was a blessing in this life and after, not only to those who knew her but to complete strangers. Even though her death was tragic and untimely, Wendy saved numerous lives by donating her organs. To honor Wendy, the hospital staff and workers lined the hall and lit lanterns as she made the Heroes Journey to the Mid America Transplant Center to give the gift of life and hope. To the end, she was still leading the charge and telling people what to do. She may never know the lives she saved or the lives that will go on to proclaim the Gospel because of her selfless sacrifice. But we will. We love you, Wendy Lynn.
Funeral services for Wendy were held on Tuesday, December 17, at 12 p.m. at Fox Funeral Home, 128 S. Main St., Licking, with Pastor Jason Akers officiating.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service. Interment followed at Cantrell Cemetery. Pallbearers were Isaiah Makcley-Boone, Zackary Stinson, Trenton Barton, Dylan Paschang, Frank Bryson, Jake Buckner, Chance Bryson and Dalt Hart.  Honorary pallbearers were Timmy Sullins and Michael Sullins. Memorial contributions may be made to Fox Funeral Home in memory of Wendy. Online condolences may be left at www.foxfh.net.

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