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This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Kenneth Akins II who was born in Gainesville Ga on October 25, 1987  at 3:46pm and passed away on March 05, 2005 at 2:22 pm at the age of 17. We will remember him forever.





Please as a way of letting me know you visted Kenneth's web site light a candle or write a story you remember about Kenneth or a story I've told you about him that I may have forgoten.  

Tributes/Condolences section or email me by clicking contact. Thank you for visting my son's site it make my day a nicer to know that you visited.
                                                                                                   

Thanks to everyone for lighting a candle for my son.


Happy 23th birthday son I love and miss you so much.
We put you a small cross on your grave today.




HAPPY 20th BIRTHDAY SON I LOVE U
WE ALL MISS YOU VERY MUCH.

HAPPY 19th  BIRTHDAY SON
I LOVE YOU!

A Special Birthday
Please God, make them remember that today is a special birthday.
Make them understand that the memories don't go away.
Bless them with ears to hear and hearts that care.
Enable them to listen while I share.
Shelter them that they may never know my pain.
Help them to help me know that my child's life was not in vain.
Help them to remember, Lord, that I wish my child were here so we
could still celebrate.
To understand that I still feel the nearness of my child.
To see beyond my smile and the words "I'm OK"
Please God, let just one remember that
TODAY IS A SPECIAL BIRTHDAY
KENNETH L. AKINS II
10/25/87 -  03/05/05 




I miss you so much Son I miss your smile I miss talking about things you wanted to do and how happy you were. Son I just miss everything about you. I LOVE YOU MERRY CHRISTMAS 2006

HAPPY NEW YEAR SON.
I REMEMBER YOUR LAST ONE I PICKED YOU UP AT WORK AND YOU HAD ALL KINDS OF THINGS THAT WAS LEFT OVER THAT THEY DIDN'T SELL AND THEY GIVE YOU KIDS.  THERE YOU HAD THAT BIG ELVIS SMILE SHOWING ME ALL OF IT. YOU WERE ALWAYS SO HAPPY. I CAN HEAR ALL OF THE FIRE WORKS NOW WISHING YOU WERE HERE TO SET YOURS OFF WE STILL HAVE ALL OF THEM KNOW ONE HAS TOUCHED THEM I WON'T LET THEM NOT YET ANYWAY MAYBE SOMEDAY WE'LL SET THEM OFF FOR YOU. I LOVE YOU SO MUCH AND MISS YOU.
IT'S GETTING HARDER NOW THEY SAID THE 2nd YEAR WOULD BE THE HARDEST IT'S ALMOST 2 YEARS.

When Sadness Comes

When life brings untold sadness,
Is different than we've known,
We wonder just how we'll make it,
How we can carry on.

We try to hold our heads up and,
Make it through the day.
But we are oh so sorrowful!,
As we try to make our way.



Sometimes we hurt so much inside,
We can't seem to find relief,
Especially when alone with our tears,
There's nothing but our grief.

Just know that Jesus loves us,
He knows about our pain.
If we open up our heart to Him
He'll help us smile again.



If we turn our eyes upon Jesus,
And His promises we claim,
When shadows of the evening come.
Grief will not remain.

We'll find Him in the morning light!,
And feel His presence there.
He's there for us with open arms
And for us will care.

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Family Tree
Tributes and Condolences
Missing You   / Jason Magagna (Best Friend )
Kenneth,      Man, I remember everything like it was yesterday. I miss you so much and sometimes it is still crazy to think that you are gone. I know that you are with me everywhere I go. I hope you enjoyed the Lynard Skynard CD ...  Continue >>
thinking of you   / Shirley Baer (none)
Sheila you are in my prayers as Kenneth's angel date is March 5.  I am so sorry for your loss and your pain.  Luv
HAPPY BIRTHDAY   / Sheila Akins (MOM)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SON! I miss you so much son my heart is breaking for you right now you would be 23 years old had you lived son I love you so much. Son you were such a beautiful blessing and I thank God I was your mother for those 17 years....... but I...  Continue >>
Angelversary  / Sheila Akins (Mom)
HI KENNETHI MISS YOU SO MUCH. THIS HAS BEEN A HARD ANNIVERSARY. YOU'VE BEEN GONE 5 YEARS NOW AND  I STILL LOVE YOU AS MUCH AS I DID WHEN YOU WERE BORN MAYBE MORE..... I REMEMBER SO MANY THINGS ABOUT YOU THAT I HAVE NOT THOUGHT OF IN YEARS. I WIS...  Continue >>
holiday wishes   / Shirley Baer (none)
I will be remembering all of our children during this holiday season....As hard as the day is to get thru I pray that God gives you comfort and send you sweet memories of your child in Heaven. Right now all of our children are celebrating the birth o...  Continue >>
Merry Christmas  / Saralyn Smith (online friend )    Read >>
thinking of you  / Shirley Baer (none)    Read >>
Sending love and prayers for Easter  / Saralyn Smith (online friend of mother's )    Read >>
Thinking of you  / ^i^ Jacob's Mum (an Angel too )    Read >>
Thinking of you  / Precious Memorials     Read >>
BLESSED CHRISTMAS  / Carol Angel Michael's Mom     Read >>
Happy Birthday Kenneth!  / Carol Pizzi (Angel Debbie's Mom )    Read >>
Happy 21st Birthday, Kenneth!  / Saralyn Smith (Friend of Mother's )    Read >>
Sheila / Polly McMullen (Friend of Mothers )    Read >>
Kenneth's birthday in Heaven  / Shirley Baer (none)    Read >>
More tributes and condolences...
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His legacy
Legacy of our Son, Brother and best friend  
Legacy of Kennety L. Akins II

It's hard to write these words because there is so much to say and each one brings both a tear of joy and sadness. I was/am your father.. you even have my same exact name.. You were my future.. the one who would carry on the name... and the very best son I could ever have imagined having. I didn't deserve such a blessing and such a blessing you were those 17 years I was granted the honor of being your father.
Kenneth was always a happy child.. I still remembering getting him a battery propelled corvette car for his first or second Christmas.. thinking it was too big for him to really drive.. but you know one day I noticed when he parked it.. he really parked it.. same place.. every time. I wish he were still driving that little Corvette.
He was always so smart... my brother used to tease him..call him "the Professor" :) But he had a learning disorder that we didn't know until he got in school. ADHD.. He had a lot of trouble with reading and writing early on ... got behind on some things.. but as long as they worked with him he had no trouble at all understanding it and even going beyond what most kids would ask about the subject.
So his grades weren't great but they were steadily improving ... He hadn't been in high school long and the grades got even better.. the reading.. the writing.. everything coming together now... and he knew where he was going. Loved his music... loved his guitar.. had already picked out his college to be a music producer.
Kenneth was never one to change his mind about something. He always knew exactly what he wanted and how he wanted it. Unlike many with better grades and more money... he knew exactly where he was going with his life.
Kenneth was one of the best money managers I ever knew. He never spent a cent until he knew what he wanted.. We'd get it for him ourselves when we could afford it but after he got his job most of the time he saved and bought it himself. He never bought cheap stuff.. he had taste .... he may not have always gotten the best but he got the best his dollar could buy.. and saved every nickel beyond that.
Kenneth was a generous young man too. There were times over the last few years we hit rock bottom financially. After he got a job there were a couple of times we couldn't make the house payment.. or even buy groceries.. if he hadn't loaned us the money to do so. I always paid him back.. with interest. He never asked for interest but I'd give him 10 dollars interest on a hundred. You don't know how hard it is to ask your own child for money to just make ends meet but it also takes a special child to lend you that money... considering how hard he worked bagging groceries... and you know he loved that job.. Never missed a day (until the wreck of course.. that's where he was going). He never missed a day in high school either.. no matter how sick.. it was a goal he'd set for himself.
He didn't spend all day on the phone like most teenagers.. He didn't take joy rides in his car either. We were very careful and worried about him.. so he finally earned the right to just drive the car to work and back.. 2 miles. Deep down I guess I knew the maniacs that think they own the road would kill him if he ever made a mistake.. and he did... and they sure made an impact as I would expect this generation of uncaring , cell phone to the ear, pedal to the metal ADULT drivers do. He wasn't ready for the road completely but he begged so much and he'd earned the right. IF I'd said no at that time he'd probably have gotten in the car one day and just gotten killed by another idiot... who knows. There are still many questions about the accident itself..doesn't fit the police report.. the only man who knows wasn't hurt and hasn't said word to the family so .... he fits right into my scum bin quite nicely.
Anyway, I'm sure I could have done better as a father but I thought I was doing my best. I still remember taking the training wheels off his bike for his first ride solo. I still remember practicing driving with him at a nearby parking lot.. would always get to the main highway and we'd change seats and I'd drive home. One day I told him to hang a left and let it roll :) He was ecstatic and I was right there (in terror LOL) as he took his first ride down the road solo.
He was quite a gamer as well. Nintendo, then Playstation, Playstation 2... then the last.. X-box. The day he was killed I was getting home with the stuff to finally hook his X-box up online so he could play other kids on the net.
When he was really small I used to read him the DR Zeus books. In a People house, Green eggs and ham... etc.. used to read him several stories at night before he went to sleep. He'd fall asleep between me and his mother clutching my finger with his little hand.
I remember the first movie I knew for sure he was really watching.. was the long chase scene in the Blues Brothers movie.
He was hooked on Barney a while.. then became a Power Ranger.... we got him almost every Power Ranger toy there was...
Then it was on to Ninja Turtles... He was a ninja turtle for a while until he outgrew that.
We even got him Karate lessons for a while but he was so shy at the time he didn't get into it as much as we'd hoped and finally dropped it.
Then there was the age he got into Wrestling.. loved to watch it on TV. I couldn't stand it myself but he enjoyed it so.
A couple of years ago he wanted to bulk up so started working out at school. Not long before he died he bought his own weight set to work out at home. I spent about 2 days putting that one together but I'm so glad I did.
He and I even liked some of the same music. I remember buying him a cheap guitar and amp one day because his sister was taking Clarinet lessons at school and I didn't want to leave him out. We started him on Guitar lessons a couple of years ago.. and about a year ago he and I went before Christmas and he picked out a really nice Ibanez guitar... I bought him a classic Tube amp to go with it so he'd get more feedback with his heavy metal tunes. It was a more expensive amp but it really rocked.
As I said before he never spent a lot of time on the phone.. or the road. .. or even went anywhere much except to school and work. Yet when the funeral time came People came out of the woodwork that knew him.. adored him.. so many friends.. he was just such a loved kid. I couldn't believe how many came from Kroger where he worked... He sure touched a lot of lives that we never even knew about at the time and it brings me such pride now that I raised such a fine young man in spite of my own short-comings. About 20 young kids were saved at his funeral which was quite a large percentage considering it wasn't that big of a chapel. Our Church is Free Chapel which seats about 5000.. Frankling Jentezen is our pastor. He's is one of the best known and popular ministers in the world today and he did us the honor of preaching Kenneths funeral. It just seemed like everyone from every walk of life came and I'll never forget the outpouring of love and sacrifice they all made for our beautiful son.
Kenneth was honest to the core, Dependable, Unselfish, the 4th leg of a family that now teeters on 3.
As I look at his picture here it still seems so unreal that precious little baby that held my finger as he slept was taken away by this cruel, selfish, got to get there yesterday world.
I have no doubt he'd have accomplished everything he ever set out to do in life. They say some of us just finish their work here early but I'd sure wish another lifetime with this fine boy.
He was one of a kind...
He was mine...
He was my son...
with him I shall always run...
Without him.. there is no fun..
And the beach we'll never see...
We'll see in heaven together son..
This is my prayer.. my request.. my plea..
This is your legacy.. from me to thee.
God bless you as you've blessed us. Your Dad
 
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