Sue Ellen Marlowe Akers of Fairlawn passed away Sunday, Jan. 10, 2021.
She was born Jan. 1, 1945, in Norfolk, the daughter of the late Paul W. and Louise Marlowe.
Sue spent her childhood in Danville. She graduated from George Washington High School and attended Averett College and Radford University, where she graduated with her master’s degree in psychology. She retired from the Southwestern Virginia Mental Health Institute after 30 years of service as the Director of the Adolescent Program.
Predeceased family members include her brother, Paul A. Marlowe; her mother-in-law, Elverta “Bertie” Akers; and her brother-in-law, Bill Akers.
She is survived by her husband of 50 years, James “Butch” Akers; her son, Christopher T. Akers and his fiancé, Lynn Gibson; a brother, John T. Marlowe and his wife, Karen; sister-in-law, Sherry McGuire and her husband, Mike; brother-in-law Alan Akers and his wife Karen; sister-in-law Marie Marlowe; and sister-in-law Dot Albert Akers. Sue is also survived by many special nieces, nephews and special friends, each of whom she loved very much
The family would like to express their love and appreciation for their neighbors, the pastor and the members of St. Michael Lutheran Church. A special thank-you goes to Dr. Matthew Skews and his staff for their excellent care and support.
With the current COVID-19 crisis, a celebration of Sue’s life will take place at a later date.
If you wish, memorials may be made to St. Michael Lutheran Church (Micah’s Backpack) or a charity of your choice.
The Akers family is in the care of Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory in Radford. www.mullinsfuneralhome.com.