Glenda Ruth Akin

October 5, 1950 - August 17, 2020

Glenda Ruth Akin, 69, a resident of Fort Myers, FL for most of her life, formerly of Wachula, FL, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 in Fort Myers, FL. She was born October 5, 1950 in Wachula, FL to Clifford and Patricia Waldee, now deceased.

Glenda attended First Assembly of God Church in Fort Myers. She was a 1968 graduate of Fort Myers High School. She was an accomplished pianist and vocalist singing Gospel Music in churches throughout the country. She was also an avid and very competitive tennis player. Glenda loved Jesus from an early age and throughout her life; she was a true example and witness of God’s grace. Glenda was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother…. always giving totally for her family.

She is survived by her beloved husband of eight years, Richard Akin of Fort Myers; seven children, Kelly Woodford (Thomas) of Mobile, AL,  Angela Miller of Bradenton, FL, Chris Collins of Boca Raton, FL, Cathy Noseworthy (Steven) of Great Courte, SC, Richard Akin, II (Vanessa) of Fort Myers, Matthew Akin (Natalie) of Homewod, AL, and Timothy Akin (Laura) of Fort Myers; 18 grandchildren, Thomas, Cecilia, Sarah, Meagan, Caleb, Chase, Mary, Luke, Samantha, Webb, Stewart, Quill, Michael, Michael, Faith, Whitney, Christian, and Hunter; eight great grandchildren, Anabelle, Madelyn, Lucille, Greyson, Roman, Piper, Levi, and Remington; as well as three nephews, Greg, Brian, and Johnnie.

Glenda was preceded in death by a brother, John Waldee; as well as a great granddaughter, Clara.

Funeral Services will be held 10:00 AM Thursday, September 3, 2020 at First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919 with Pastor Gary Hewins officiating. The family will receive friends for a time of visitation from 9:00 AM until the time of service. The service will be live streamed through the First Assembly of God Facebook page. We remind everyone to maintain Social Distancing while attending the service. Committal Service to follow at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church Cemetery, 6210 Mt. Pisgah Rd., Fort Meade, FL 33841.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Glenda Ruth Akin are suggested to Community Bible Church, PO BOX 2916, Highlands, NC 28741 or Fort Myers Christian School at First Assembly of God, 4701 Summerlin Road, Fort Myers, FL 33919.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Fort Myers, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Jim RUTH Aug 20, 2020 at 7:59 pm

    Richard, dear friend, I am so sorry to hear of Glenda’s graduation to heaven. I can only imagine your sense of loss. I am praying for you. I pray the Lord will comfort you and give you peace.

  2. David Young and family Aug 21, 2020 at 12:45 pm

    Sorry for your loss. I only met her once but Glenda was a kind and beautiful person who will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Fred Ranallo Aug 21, 2020 at 1:54 pm

    Glenda rest in piece with the angels!!

  4. Lynda Brown (Lee) Aug 21, 2020 at 8:08 pm

    I am so sorry to all for the loss of your Mother, Nana, and patriarch of the family. My heart is with you all at this time of pain.

  5. Bambi Fischer Aug 22, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    A beautiful tribute to a wonderful lady.

  6. Roger and Mary Lynn Smith Aug 23, 2020 at 9:51 pm

    What an incredible life Glenda lived. What incredible gifts she shared so freely, even among her own pain and suffering. Richard, you were blessed not only with the time you had with her, but blessed to give your gifts back to her. The world will miss her.

  7. Bill Viveiros Aug 24, 2020 at 7:38 pm

    Chris and family, we’re deeply sorry for your beloved mom’s passing. We keep you in all of our prayers.
    Bill and Evy Viveiros

  8. Michelle Klepper Aug 25, 2020 at 10:00 am

    Glenda was part of our tennis family here in Bradenton where we would enjoy trips to Daytona after winning sectionals, and we all shared in the joy of each birth of her grandchildren and family celebrations. Glenda’s family and friends were her strength.. Glenda’s memory will forever remain in our hearts .

  9. Jane Barnett Eisen Aug 27, 2020 at 9:36 am

    Glenda and I spent many summers swimming, sleepovers and just enjoying life. She was always precious, soft spoken, kind and loving. I am sad she is gone but I know when I get to Heaven we will meet again.

  10. Barb Polis Aug 27, 2020 at 2:07 pm

    My love goes out to Richard , Chris , Cathy and Angie as well as the whole family. No words can express my love to my dear and best friend . Our memories will always be in my heart . You were my rock and forever friend. . You made my life whole am so happy you were part of it , will miss you more than ever for you were always there for me and we could talk about anything ❤️
    Your beautiful smile and loving way carried over to others . You were beautiful on inside as well as outside. Thanks for being my special buddy for you are truly my HERO,
    Love , your forever friend , Barb

  11. Martin Ndungu Aug 31, 2020 at 4:13 pm

    Richard, I cannot imagine the pain and loss of your dear wife, friend, and partner. I confide in the knowledge that she is dancing in heaven awaiting your reunion and interceding for you and your family. Take heart, my friend.

  12. Nancy M McGovern, RN, MSM Aug 31, 2020 at 6:23 pm

    Richard and family,
    I am so sorry for the loss of this very sweet woman. I first met Glenda when Richard was serving in the Board of Directors at Lee Health (then Lee Memorial Health System).
    The good Lord, Jesus, is with her through her journey to her new home. May He be with you here while you are going through this difficult time. 🎚

  13. Chris Hansen Sep 1, 2020 at 2:02 pm

    Our love and sincerest condolences to Richard and family. We may temporarily be separated, but are praying for you all to hold onto the hope in Jesus to see Glenda again, one day! All our love and prayers, Chris & Teri Hansen

  14. Diane Robertson Sep 1, 2020 at 7:16 pm

    The loss of Glenda breaks my heart. She supported me in hard times and was a kind and understanding friend. I will remember her with love.

  15. Cathy Goss Sep 2, 2020 at 10:22 am

    I’ll always remember the two of you spending the day with us in Montana.It was so good to reconnect with you.Glenda was such a special person.Prayers for Richard and the whole family and God Bless.Cathy Martin Goss.

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