Fredia I. Atkins, 93, Birdseye

Fredia I. Atkins, 93, of Birdseye, passed away at 11:44 a.m., on Monday, January 28, 2019, at her residence.

She was born February 21, 1925, in Eckerty to John Thomas and Grace (Williams) Riley and married Otto Atkins in 1946 in Indianapolis. 

Fredia was a member of the Birdseye Christian Church. She enjoyed baking and going on walks. 

Fredia was preceded in death by her husband, Otto Atkins, on August 18, 1998; two children, Kenny Atkins and Beverly Morgan; and four siblings, Walter Riley, Carl Riley, Lorrene Atkins and Wilma Jones.

She is survived by one daughter, Janice Atkins of Birdseye; one sister, Goldie Jones of Plainfield; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Funeral services for Fredia Atkins will be held at 1 p.m., on February 6, 2019, Wednesday, at the Nass & Son Funeral Home in Huntingburg, with burial to follow at Mentor Cemetery near Birdseye.

Friends may call for visitation at the Nass & Son Funeral Home from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., on February 6, Wednesday, the day of the funeral. 

Memorial contributions can be made to the Birdseye Christian Church. 

Condolences may be shared online at


More on