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Warren Calvin Atkins Sr., 54, of Williamsburg, Va., died Tuesday, March 12, 2017, at the Norfolk Heart Hospital after a short fight with heart disease. He was born Aug. 12, 1962, in Richmond, Va., to the late Calvin and Shirley Banks Atkins.
He was educated in the New Kent County Public Schools. He went on to receive his B.S. degree from Norfolk State University in 1984, where he pledged the Pi Gamma Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. He worked as a telecommunications technician for various companies.
Warren joined St. Luke Baptist Church in Plum Point at an early age. After relocating to Williamsburg, Va., he joined New Zion Baptist Church, where he served as a faithful member who truly loved the Lord.
Warren was a man who believed in taking care of his family. Those who knew him well saw how committed he was in tending to his now deceased mother, Shirley Atkins; and aunt, Sarah Bartlett. “Anyone who does not provide for their relatives, and especially for their own household, has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever.” 1 Timothy 5:8.
Warren enjoyed coaching Little League Baseball and football so he could be in on the action! His greatest joy was watching Warren Jr. play sports and traveling to his games. His favorite hobby was fishing.
He was also preceded in death by his daughter, Jessica Love Atkins. He leaves to cherish his memory with his wife of 22 years, Nannette; and his son, Warren Calvin Atkins Jr. He is also survived by his Aunt Ronnie Nettles, Aunt Stephanie (Lenwood) Jackson and Uncle Andrew (Cheryl) Atkins; and a host of cousins, in-laws and long-time friends.
A funeral service will be held 1 p.m. Friday, March 17, at New Zion Baptist Church, 3991 Longhill Road, Williamsburg, with Dr. Robert A. Whitehead officiating. Mr. Atkins may be viewed from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, at Whiting’s Funeral Home, 7005 Pocahontas Trail, Williamsburg.
In lieu of flowers, donations will graciously be accepted toward his son’s college fund. Please visit website to make donations at youcaring.com.