Frances Caryline Adkins, 64, of Cordova died Dec. 3, 2022.
Visitation will be Dec. 9 at Christ Methodist Church in Memphis in the Parlour from 9-11 a.m., followed by an 11 a.m. service in Wilson Chapel at the church. The Rev. James Loftin will officiate. A graveside service, with the Rev. Dan Tilly officiating, will be held Dec. 10 at noon in Union City at East View Cemetery. Following the service, a reception for friends will be held at Social Gatherings, located at 311 West Reelfoot Ave. in Union City from 1-3 p.m.
Pallbearers will be Clay, Colton and Jackson Hill, Steven, Stockton and Ben Kroeger, Jimmy McClellan and Michael Portner.
The family requests memorials be made to LeBonheur Children’s Hospital-Rehab Services in Memphis.
Caryline was born Aug. 23, 1958, to Hugh Stockton Adkins and the late Virginia Latimer Adkins. She received a bachelor of science degree from the University of Tennessee at Martin, a bachelor of science in physical therapy degree from the University of Tennessee Center for Health Sciences, and a master of public administration degree from the University of Memphis.
Caryline began her career as a staff therapist at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital and shortly thereafter became the Director of Rehabilitation Services. She recently celebrated 40 years of service to LeBonheur. Caryline was a dynamic advocate for her kids, their families and her co-workers.
She was a member of Christ United Methodist Church in Memphis and active in the Mary Circle. Caryline’s passion was serving others and she participated in many international missionary trips with her church. She enjoyed playing golf, fine dining and traveling with her many friends.
Survivors include her sisters, Debbie Adkins and Cindy Kroeger; brother-in-law, Steve Kroeger; her dad, Stockton Adkins; her six nephews, Clay, Colton and Jackson Hill and Steven, Stockton and Ben Kroeger; and her extended family, Katie McClellan and Michael Portner.
Caryline was a thoughtful, caring person and a devout Christian. She will be missed by all who knew her.
Published in The Messenger 12.06.22
Edited on 12.8.22