Larayne Atkisson, 71, daughter of Earl Edward and Berthie Strigel Collins, was born Nov. 3, 1948, in St. Louis. She passed away Dec. 1, 2019, at her home in Raymondville.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Berthie Collins.

She is survived by her husband, Ron Atkisson of the home; two children, Juanita Cross of Houston and Ronnie Atkisson of Licking; six grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Atkisson grew up in Licking and attended school there. She married Ron Atkisson at the age of 15 and they had two children.

She loved working, including at Brown Shoe Co. in Houston until it closed. 

She loved sewing and made many clothes for her family and special gifts using her sewing talent. She also enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing.

Mrs. Atkisson spent many hours with her children and grandchildren.

She was buried at the Possum Trot Family Farm in Raymondville. Services were under the direction of Evans Funeral Home, Houston.

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