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Gladys Ella (Watson) Akers

June 23, 1932 ~ February 12, 2022 (age 89)

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Gladys Watson Akers went to be with her Lord and Savior February 12, 2022. Gladys was born June 23, 1932, near Caldwell, Texas, to Tola Watson and Virlena (Clepper) Watson. She was married to Grady Akers, of Tomball, for 54 years. They resided in Pasadena, where Gladys was a homemaker and mother to their children, Terry and Donna. Once her children were older, Gladys worked as a church secretary and as a bank teller until her retirement. In their retirement years Grady and Gladys returned to Burleson County, living near Snook and finally in Caldwell. Gladys and Grady loved God with all their hearts, and their lives were devoted to him and to his church. They also enjoyed traveling and time spent on outdoor adventure with their family and extended family. In her later years Gladys delighted in spending time with her family and especially with her two granddaughters and her three great grandchildren.


Gladys is preceded in death by her parents; her beloved husband Grady Akers and her son Garland Lee Akers; her brothers: Hubert Watson and J.P. Watson; her sisters: Maudie Franks, Irene Bruster, and Mavis Chaffin; and by Grady’s brothers: Laurel, Herman, Nolan, and Leonard. Gladys is survived by her son, Terry Akers (Sue Ann Akers); her daughter, Donna Akers Lovejoy (Grant Lovejoy); her granddaughters: Meredith Lovejoy Lee (Nathanael Lee), Allison Lovejoy Frazier (Sam Frazier); her three great-grandchildren: Ian, Calvin and Cora Lee. She is also survived by her sister, Lavelle Gasper; by her sisters-in-law: Gladys Watson, Jan Akers, and Paula Akers Knapp; and numerous nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.


Visitation will be 5:00 to 8:00 pm, Friday, February 25th at Strickland’s Funeral Home, Caldwell, Texas. The funeral service will be held 10:00 am Saturday, February 26th at First Baptist Church, Caldwell. The interment will follow in Chriesman Cemetary.

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February 25, 2022

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Strickland Funeral Home~Caldwell
530 Hwy 36 South
Caldwell, TX 77836

Funeral Service
February 26, 2022

10:00 AM
First Baptist Church Caldwell
300 S. Thomas St.
Caldwell, TX 77836

Interment following funeral service
February 26, 2022

Chriesman Cemetery
Cr # 328
Chriesman, TX 77836

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