Jay  Atkins III
Mr. Jay Atkins III, age 54, of Kokomo, transitioned March 18, 2020, at Hilton Head Regional Hospital in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Jay was born on Oct. 7, 1965, in Dayton, Ohio.
Although disabled he loved to engage in a variety of personal projects to keep himself busy. He was a member of Second Missionary Baptist Church. Chess was one of his favorite pastimes. He had became an avid player after being introduced to the game at the age of 7. He enjoyed music and was in many ways a bookworm, and would take one of the encyclopedia volumes with him to read as he traveled to keep himself entertained. Jay was taking educational Bible courses as he felt drawn by his heart to complete his biblical studies to be recognized in the ministry. The love of God was truly embedded in his heart. His kind heart always showed in the beautiful cards and flowers that he would give to his mother. He also enjoyed composing poems for others to enjoy.
Jay leaves to cherish his memories, his mother, Shirley Young, of Kokomo, Indiana; stepfather, Charles L. Young Sr., of Kokomo, Indiana; stepsisters, Tonya Colbert (Deric), of Lima, Ohio, Lisa Young, of Louisville, Kentucky, and Willa Dudley, of Columbus, Ohio; first cousins, Gilbert O. Johnson, of Chicago, Illinois, Steven A. Johnson, of Chicago, and Vaughan Avery Atkins, of Bartlett, Illinois; and longtime special friend, Brother Ben Dantly, of Macon, Georgia; and a very special family friend, Bishop Larry D. Trotter, pastor of Sweet Holy Spirit Church in Chicago, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his father, James O. Atkins, Jr.; his maternal grandmother; two aunts; and one uncle.
Special note: Due to the coronavirus pandemic, we will implement advisory visitation and attendance processes to assist with protecting everyone in attendance who wishes to pay their respects for Mr. Jay Atkins and his family.
Mr. Atkins' service will be Thursday, March 26, at 11 a.m., with calling from 10 a.m. until time of services at Second Missionary Baptist Church, 818 Apperson Way N., Kokomo, IN 46903. The Rev. Dr. William J. Smith Jr. is the eulogist and officiant. Mr. Atkins will be entombed at Sunset Memorial Garden Cemetery.
Watch services via Facebook Live Stream on Bluitt and Son Funeral Home.
Services entrusted to Bluitt and Son Funeral Home. www.bluittandson.com
Published on March 23, 2020

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Sandra & Ray Smith
Mar 26, 2020
Our condolences to Jay's family. Our prayers and thoughts are with you all.
Deloris Shack and Family
Mar 25, 2020
Our deepest sympathy to Jays Loving family and friends. In the days ahead may you find comfort knowing that Jay now rest in the presence of the Lord. Love you
Deloris Shack and Family
Mar 25, 2020
To the loving family and Jay. My deepest condolence and heartfelt sorrow. Jay will be deeply missed. Please find peace in knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Safe in his arms. Love you
Deloris Shack and Family
Mar 25, 2020
To the special Loving Family of Jay. My heart is heavy with sorrow deeply felt. I pray that You all may find some comfort knowing that to be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord. Love you
Felicia Morris
Mar 24, 2020
Your laugh, love, and compassion for people will definitely be missed. Hopefully your poetry will be published for everyone to enjoy. Until we meet again. Love Always, Felicia
Felicia Morris
Mar 24, 2020
Jay your smile, laugh, and kindness will never be forgotten. Especially your poems written from your heart. You have made your mother proud by the way you lived your life with compassion and love for other people. Until we meet again. Love Always, Felicia