March 5, 1960 ~ May 4, 2011
Cathy Therrel Akin, age 51, of Lawrenceville, GA passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2011. She was preceded in death by her father, Robert Therrel, and her mother, Mardelle Therrel. She is survived by her loving husband, David Akin; son, Seth Akin; daughter, Elise Akin, Lawrenceville, GA; sister and brother-in-law, Vicki and Cary Butler, Dacula, GA; brother and sister-in-law, Alec and Cyndi Therrel, Hiawassee, GA; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Andy and Stacy Akin, Rome, GA, Judson Scarborough, Rome, GA, and Jessie and Harvey Miller, Valdosta, GA; nieces and nephews, Taryn Butler, Bo Saunders, Jerry Therrel, Tommy Therrel, Ashley Therrel, Kaylee Akin, Karlee Akin, Daniel Scarborough, Jenny Miller, Katie Miller, and Emily Miller. Cathy was born March 5, 1960 in Atlanta, GA. She received a Bachelor's of Arts degree in Music Education from Shorter College. She was employed by Union Grove Baptist Church as a music teacher in the preschool program. She also taught voice and piano. She attended 12 Stone Church. Cathy was known affectionately as "Queen Cathy" by many of her friends, and enjoyed playing her favorite card game with the "Tripoley Group": Janice Buchheit, Christina Downum, Sheila Fowler, Teri Jackson, Susan Lee, and Tracie Satterfield. Cathy was known as a consummate practical joker and loved to see the results of her work played out on her many victims. Cathy's quirkiness, personality and heart showed in her love for people, her dedication to her family and her relationship with her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. To meet Cathy one time meant that you would remember her for a lifetime. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2011 at 3:00 PM in the Chapel of Wages and Sons Funeral Home Lawrenceville with Rev. Jeff Gray officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Saturday from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Shepherd Center, Atlanta, GA. Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com.