PETERSBURG, VA 23803-4220
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Akiem R. "Ark" Easter

January 4, 1989 - April 27, 2014

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So the last shall be, first, and the first last: for many be called, but few are chosen. Matthew 20:16

Our hearts were sadden when God called our dear loved one home, Mr. Akeim R. Easter, Sr. also known as “Ark”, 25, of 523 St. Matthew Street, Petersburg, Va., early Sunday morning.

He was born to Arthur R. Easter and Vernell W. Scott on January 4, 1989. He attended Petersburg Public Schools. He recently started attending God’s Mission of Faith in Ettrick, Va., Pastor Virginia Graham.

He was a father, brother, uncle, cousin, and friend, Akeim was loved by many. He loved the outdoors and was a people person. He never minded lending a helping hand. He loved his sons more than life itself. He had unconditional love for his sisters and brothers. He loved to make people laugh being that his favorite word was the “B” word. He enjoyed going out spending time with his family. He was a great person whom we shall miss dearly.

He leaves to cherish his legacy of memories, his children, Master Jordan, Akeim Easter, Jr. (Dominique mother of Akeim Jr.), and Maliek Easter (Delonda mother of Maliek); sisters, Arnita Williams (Gilbert), and Velva Walker (Kevin); brother, Washington Scott, Jr. (Faith) and Courtney Barcliff; grandmother, Ernestine Easter; grandfather, Washington Scott, Sr.; aunt, Celesine Easter and Sharron Timmer of Richmond, Va.; great aunts, Nazarene Jones, Louise Jackson and Beulah Williams; great uncle, Lynn Williams of Richmond, Va.; stepfathers, Leroy Weaver, Roderick White and Robert Goodwyn; nieces and nephews, Danyell, Latrail, Kawanda, Michael, Wayne, Arlisa, Lamour, Tiffany, Isaiah, Marquez and Iyanna; great nieces and nephews, Christopher, Shaniya, Shanae, TyQuan, Zamoreion, Zaleioun, Zyonna, Taziya, Derionna, Breon, and Chance; godsons, Marcus Foster, Jr. and Khalil Balthrop; devoted friends, Anthony Butcher, Deontae Balthrop; Marcus Foster, Frankie Tucker, Keon Parker, Marcus Parker, Tawon Parker, Demonte Perry, Delvon Winfield, Demetria Butcher, Katrell Stith, and Felecia Perry.

Services for Mr. Akiem R. Easter will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 418 Halifax Street, Petersburg, Va., the Rev. Dr. Robert A. Diggs, Sr., Pastor. Rev. Damion T. Batts and Pastor Virginia Graham, eulogists. Interment to follow at Wilkerson Memorial Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M., Friday, May 2, 2014 at the funeral establishment.

The family will receive friends at 523 St. Matthew Street, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling (804) 504-6768 and 933 Rome Street, Petersburg, Va., and may be contacted by calling (804) 704-5241.

Family members and friends are invited to pay final tribute to Mr. Easter at www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.

Funeral arrangements entrusted to the staff of J.M. Wilkerson Funeral Establishment, Inc., 102 South Avenue, Petersburg, Va., (804) 732-8911, www.jmwilkersonsince1874.com.