Ellen Joyce Wilson AkersSimpsonvilleEllen Joyce Wilson Akers, age 85, passed away peacefully on Saturday, September 8, 2018 at Greenville Memorial Hospital.She was born on March 26, 1933 in Maben, West Virginia to the late Mary and Lee Wilson. She married Gordon Randolph Akers on July 21, 1950. Randy and Joyce spent 41 blissful years together at their home in West Virginia and later in North Carolina and Florida.Joyce was a retired receptionist and later enjoyed greeting people at Wal-Mart. In her leisure, she enjoyed traveling, playing Bingo, cooking, watching television and reading. She loved helping others and spending time with her children and grandchildren. Joyce was of Christian faith and lived a truly blessed life.She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Gordon Randolph Akers, three brothers and four sisters. She leaves to cherish her memories two children, Steven Randolph Akers and wife Linda of Simpsonville, SC and Debra Ann Costlow and husband Brian of Wilmington, NC; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren and a host of other loving relatives and friends. A private memorial service will be held at The Kennedy Mortuary Chapel in Laurens, SC. Entombment will be at Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens in Beckley, West Virginia at a later date.Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.thekennedymortuary.com. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Ellen Akers please visit our Sympathy Store.