Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins


Mozelle Lee Belsha Akins, 62, of Center, passed away Sunday, September 10, 2017, in Nacogdoches.


Funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at Watson & Sons Funeral Home in Center. Interment will follow at New Hope Cemetery in Center. Visitation will be held prior to the service, beginning at 12:00 noon.


Mrs. Akins was born November 12, 1954, in Center, to Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha. She was a member of Central Baptist Church in Center.


She is survived by


Michelle Lee and Anthony Parish of Center

Jerry Wayne Akins II of Center

Jeffery Michael Akins of Center

Jennifer Marie Akins and fiancé, John Willoughby, of Center



Enedina Akins

Maria Tavera

Jose Tavera

Haley Parish

Hannah Parish

Jerry Wayne Akins III

Bentley Stephen Akins

Timberly Faith Akins

Isabella Grace Akins

Chasity Cheshire

Colton Cheshire

Gracelyn Cheshire

Medilynn Cheshire

Brantlee Akins

Grayson Wayne Akins

Kylie Williams


Sisters and Brother:

Carolyn Moore of Waco

Vera Mae Nimitz and husband, Joe, of Hillister

Dianne Freeman of Mansfield, Louisiana

Nelda McCawley of Center

Charles Belsha of Center


Special Nieces:

Melinda Hughes

Angela Cuello


Special Nephew: Kenneth Wayne Hayes


Special Cousin: Ann Walker


Preceded in death by

Husband: Jerry Wayne Akins Sr.

Parents: Earl Erwin Belsha and Ruby Christine Pate Belsha

Brothers: Tommy Ray Belsha, Johnny Earl Belsha, Robert Adams


Pallbearers will be Jack Hughes Jr., Joseph Bartlett, Charles Belsha, Anthony Parish, William Jacobs, Kenneth Hayes and Billy Adams.


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