KATINA OLGA AKAL, age 50, was born to Hewitt and Mary Akal on May 31, 1972, in Hempstead, New York.
Katina was called to her Heavenly home on July 28, 2022, at Good Samaritan Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, surrounded by family and friends.
She accepted the Lord as her Savior at an early age and was a faithful member of Mt. Sinai Baptist Church. She was a Cumberland High School graduate of the Class of 1990. She received her bachelor’s degree in Professional Counseling from Lindsey Wilson College.
Katina truly had a “Servant’s Heart”. Both family and friends describe her as “The Best”, The Best Daughter, The Best Mother, The Best Grandmother, Sibling, Niece, Cousin, and Friend.
Her smile would brighten any room and her laughter would lift the spirits of anyone in her presence.
Katina’s devotion and commitment to those she loved were selfless and unconditional. She would often sacrifice her own well being for the sake of caring for others.
Katina is proceeded in death by her parents, Hewitt and Mary Wilma Akal, and grandparents, Major and Leona Myrick Brown, aunts, Johnetta Thompson, Rose Brown, Ann Petersen, Shirley Peavey, Viola Brown, uncles, Major Brown, Jr., Marvin Brown, and James Brown.
She leaves to cherish her memory, sons, whom she loved dearly, Derek and Darius Akal, three grandchildren, who were the joy in her life, Taylan O’mari Akal, Za’riyah Kay Akal, and Kamariana La’Gracee Akal, three siblings, Derrick (Jordan, Jaylen, Shent’nyque Pinkston) Akal of Harlan, Kentucky, Sherrie (Toney) Sanders of Dacula, Georgia and Hewitt Jr. (Michala and Bryann) Akal of Louisville, Kentucky, aunts, Juanita Brown, Linda Brown, Charlene (John) Hicks, Geraldine Kirkland and Cynthia (Roger) Harrington, uncles, Richard (Arnita) Brown, Larry (Pat) Brown, Tyrone Brown, a host of special cousins and friends to include Shirl Lofton, Denise Smith and childhood friend, Angela Deadwyler.
Visitation will be held Friday, August 5, 2022, beginning at 12 noon at the Greater Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 409 1st Street, Lynch, KY.
Funeral services will follow at 1 p.m. from the church with Rev. Victor Prinkleton officiating.
Burial will be in the Monte Vista Cemetery in Cumberland, Kentucky.
Pallbearers are Raymone Brown, Richard Charu Brown, Desmond Johnson, Garfield Wilson, Gary Amos and Paul Gaffney.
Johnson Funeral Home is Honored to serve the Akal Family.
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