Ms. Stephanie Garrett Akins, age 35, passed away on Tuesday, May 31st at East Georgia Regional Medical Center in Statesboro. Garrett was born in Statesboro, GA on August 18th 1986 and raised in Portal. She was a 2004 graduate of Portal High School and later attended a technical college for medical billing. She enjoyed working in her yard with flowers and her animals, as well as coloring and painting. Her passion in life though was her two children, Jorja and Aze. She was preceded in death by her paternal grandfather, Gary Akins, Sr., her great-grandmother, Ester Best, her maternal grandparents, Betty Heath and Larry Williams, and her aunt, Michelle McDowell.
She is survived by her parents, Gary Akins Jr. and Rebecca Williams, her step-mother, Madonna Akins, her grandmother, Janell “My Nell” Akins, her children, Jorja Akins and Aze Akins, her brother, Justin Akins, her step-sister, Monica McGee, and her nieces and nephews, Khyzer Good, Ahbrum Akins, Lizzy Akins, Madelyn Herman, Madison Herman, Lydia Ryan, and Gabriel Ryan.
A memorial service will be held on Friday June 3rd at 11:00am at Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home. The family will receive visitors following the service.
Friends may sign the online register book at
Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home & Crematory of Statesboro is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial Service

JUN 3. 11:00 AM

Joiner-Anderson Funeral Home – Statesboro

502 Miller Street Ext.

Statesboro, GA 30458