Lloyd Weldon Aekins, age 80, went home to the Lord Sunday, December 25, 2011 at Mt. Carmel East Medical Center, Columbus, Ohio.
He was born May 6, 1931 in Pittsburgh, PA, and was a retired staff sergeant, United States Air Force; a devoted family man, retired from Anheuser Busch, and an animal lover.
Predeceased by his parents Samuel and Clara, wives Geraldine (Gerri) and Charlotte Francis, sister Irene Bright, brothers George, Donald, and Sahib Salaam.
He leaves to cherish his memory his children, loving and devoted daughter, Lloyda (Eric); son, John; grandchildren, John Calvin Aekins, Howard McCleary, and Jazmine Aekins; great-grand children, Zachary, Moravian, Sabien and Amari. Blended family, Ronda (Carnell), Talib, Lloyd, Rosalind, Brenda, Jacqueline (Thaddeus), Annette, Patricia, Sharon (Lloyd), Lucius (Charlene), Carolyn (Gene); foster child, Ronda; 30 grand-children; 56 great-grandchildren; 21 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Samuel (Maria) Aekins; sisters, Ella (Frank II) Woodard, Ruth Sullivan, Barbara Sivells, Inayah Rashid; special nephews, Frank, III and Lamonte (Rita) Woodard, Virginia; brothers-in-law, John and Charles Minter; a host of family, nieces, nephews, friends and neighbors.
Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at the First Church of God, 3480 Refugee Rd.; Bishop Timothy J. Clarke, officiating.
The family will receive friends at the church Tuesday, 10 a.m. until the start of services. Entombment in Green Lawn Cemetery, Columbus, Ohio.
Arrangements entrusted to DIEHL-WHITTAKER FUNERAL SERVICE, 720 E. Long St. To sign the online guestbook, please visit www.diehl-whittaker.com/obits