Lina Mae Atkinson was born May 2, 1934 in Wilson County to the late Turner and Alice Hines. She attended the Wilson County
Public Schools, located in North Carolina. She married the late Jesse Thomas (Sonny) Atkinson in 1951, and to this union 8
children were birth. For more than 17 years, Lina worked at the Bruce Food Processing of Wilson, NC, where she enjoyed working with her best friend and driving her green station-wagon., In her earlier years. Lina was a member of Washington Branch Baptist Church of Macclesfield, NC and the Helping Hand Club, where she attended and served faithfully until she moved her residence to Norfolk, VA in 1984. She then started regularly attending Mt. Gilead MBC until she faced health issues. She will be deeply missed by her children, family, and loved ones who knew her very well.
Lina was preceded in death by; Her parents; Tuner and Alice Hines, her husband; Jesse Thomas Atkinson, 2 sons; Leon and Joey Atkinson, 4 sisters; Eldora Barnes, Josephine Percer, Alice Delk, and Bernice Parker, and 1 brother; James Hines. She leaves to cherish her precious memory:4 daughters: Mary Crumwell (Allan), Linda Reveron, Antoinette Pleasant (Norvain) of VA. and Vera Mayo (Ed) of NC, 2 Sons: Gregory Atkinson (Diane) of, VA. and Buster Atkinson (Shearlene) of, NC.;1 sister; Fannie Tucker, 2 other daughters-in-law; Barbara Atkinson of VA. and Charlene Hines of NC, many grandchildren, great grandchildren, great-great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.