Obits–August 31, 2018

Lake Dunson Robertson

Mrs. Rebecca Hayes Atchison 

Mrs. Rebecca Hayes Atchison was born October 7, 1928 in Troup County, Georgia. She was the daughter of the late Robert and Daisy Cameron Hayes. She was a life long resident of the Hillcrest Community. She united with the Rising Grove Missionary Baptist Church at a very early age, under the Pastorage of the Reverend Henderson. She remained a devoted member, where she served on the Senior Usher Board for over fifty years, until her health declined. On June 17, 1945, she was united in Holy Matrimony to Alton Atchison, Sr. Mrs. Atchison began her Culinary Career in the late 1940’s. She was employed by the LaGrange City School System at the Dunson School. In 1968, she began her employment with the Troup County School System at Hillcrest Elementary School where she retired after giving over thirty-one years of dedicated service. Mrs. Atchison loved God, and she loved serving others. She stressed at all times to her children, the importance of getting an education. On Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta, Georgia; our beloved Rebecca departed this life and entered into Eternal Rest. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her daughter, Dorothy Atchison Goss; siblings:  W. P. Atcherson, Ollie Traylor, Viola Cameron, Jessie Atcherson, Charlie Atcherson, and Johnny Johnson. She leaves to cherish her memories, two daughters:  Yvonne Atchison, LaGrange, GA and Minister Rebecca Murphy, Columbus, GA; four sons:  Bobby Atchison, Columbus, GA; Johnny (Patricia) Atchison, Augusta, GA; Nathan Atchison, Miami, FL; Alton (Phyllis) Atchison, Jr., Atlanta, GA; nine grandchildren:  Raquel Smith, Marcus (Amy) Mains, Clayton Dion (Valeri) Gates, Johnnisha Atchison, Sharita Atchison, Jonathan Atchison, Natasha Atchison, Alton Atchison, III, and Chanda Goss; seven great grandchildren:  Raven Smith, Tabriz Hardy, Deontae Mains, Ashley Mains, Quinesha Willis, Jaylen Atchison, London Atchison; five great-great grandchildren: Braylen Mains, Carston Mains, Kayden Mains, Ma’Lieyah Tillery, Ky’dhir Willis; one brother, Bobby Lee (Jo) Jones, Newnan, GA; two very special cousins, John Cameron and Frank Cameron, Jr.; special friends:  Mrs. Cassie Strickland and Catherine Cameron; and a number of nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and Pastor Joannie Baskerville; and the Rising Grove Missionary Baptist Church Family. The Celebration of Life Service was held Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 1:00 PM at Rising Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Pastor Joannie Baskerville officiated. Rev. C. F. Reed assisted. Burial followed at Restlawn Memory Gardens. The family was at their home at 3251 Robert Hayes Road. Funeral Service was Wednesday, August 29, 2018 1:00 PM

Rising Grove Baptist Church, 209 East Crovat Street, LaGrange, Georgia 30240.