Jean Cox Akers, 91, of Memphis, passed away October 31, 2010. She was a lifelong member of St. Luke's United Methodist Church, and attended the Memphis State Training School and later Messick High School. She later graduated from Memphis State University with a degree in elementary and secondary education, and served as a teacher in both public and private schools. She was preceded in death by her parents, Dr. Gordon C. Cox and Daisy W. Cox, her husband, Charles D. Akers, Jr., and her sister, Ann C. Blackwell. Survivors include two daughters, Jann A. (Richard) Pence of Little Rock, and Julie A. (Michael) Fogarty of New Orleans; five grandchildren; three stepgrandsons; six great grandchildren; and a brother, Robert V. Cox of North Carolina. The family will receive friends Monday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at Memphis Funeral Home and Memorial Gardens, Poplar Avenue, followed b y the funeral at 10:30 a.m., also at the funeral home. A reception for friends and family will follow. Entombment will be in Memorial Park Mausoleum. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be sent to St. Luke's United Methodist Church, 480 South Highland, Memphis, TN 38111.