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Patsy Ann Akin

Austin, Texas

August 19, 1936 - May 14, 2024

Patsy Ann Akin Obituary

Patsy Ann "Mema" Akin passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the age of 87.


For the rest of this tribute, we are going to call her Mema - most all of the world did.


Mema was born in Enid, OK, on August 19, 1936, to John Andrew and Walterine Freeman Lamun. She grew up the middle of 3 children (including John Robert Lamun and Jean Darlene Lamun Jensen). With John Lamun's work in the oil field, the family moved around a lot through Louisiana and Texas, finally landing in Lamesa, Texas, where Mema graduated from High School. While in High School, she was voted Head Cheerleader, Miss Tornado and Cutest Smile. Clearly she made an impact there.


She also met her first husband in Lamesa, John Weldon Pruitt. They eloped together shortly after she graduated High School. Though their union ended 10 years later, they had 3 beautiful children together - John Michael Pruitt, Cara Layn Pruitt Wyland and Joni Michele Pruitt Avery - and remained in each other's lives.


Mema met the love of her life, Charles Philip "Doc" Akin, in Scarborough's Department Store. After a brief courtship, they married on June 17th, 1966, and remained together until his passing on April 21, 2022, at the age of 87.

That's the basics of Mema's life. Oh, but she was so much more! Let us tell you about Mema:


She loved God, her family and life in general - pretty much in that order. She was the most loving person we knew, thoughtful and kind. For a tiny woman, Mema lived life large and impacted the lives of so many people. To know her was to have been cared for by her. She was a true friend to so very many.


She was a "put-together" woman. Her sense of fashion was extraordinary - and bright! When she walked into a room, you knew it. Her shoes matched her slacks matched her blouse matched her earrings matched her purse. Her "outfits" were the talk of the town.


Mema was a great cook - nobody ever walked away from her table hungry, and there was always room for "one more person" at the table. She was the ultimate plant lady and could make anything grow - she just had that magic touch. She also loved playing tennis, allowing her competitive nature to shine.


A couple of Mema's children had children - creating the world of grandchildren for Mema! Oh, my goodness, did she love her grandkids Haley Ann Avery, John David Avery and Taylor Grey Harris! She cared for them, fed them, laughed with them, took them on adventures, taught them about life and love and helped to make them into the extraordinary people they are today. And she taught them to be just a little bit naughty, which she thought was a part of the big fun of being a grandmother. If there is a next life for us, we should all come back as Mema's grandkids.


About a year and a half ago, Mema was blessed with her only great grandchild, Autumn Layne Harris. Mema got to be there when Autumn came home from the hospital. We were so very grateful for their time together, even if brief. We can already tell that Autumn has many of Mema's traits - she loves shoes, she pouts when she doesn't get her way and she loves her snacks much more than regular meals. No telling how much more of Mema we will see in her as she gets older. It makes us smile.



Mema loved doing anything that would bring her family together, from hunting in south Texas to living large at the lake house with the Bell family. On most all of these adventures, she was the Snack Queen - even her dogs knew this. She loved experiencing life with her kids and laughing with them long into the night. She was a prime example of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), not wanting to go to bed until after everybody else did. We all tried to compete with her boundless energy, but simply could not keep up.


When Mema and Charles purchased their property in Driftwood, a whole new world opened up for the whole family. Mema loved the ranch and brought it to life in ways one couldn't have imagined. Love is bred at the ranch because of Mema.


Mema is survived by her loving family: Mike and Lisa Pruitt, Cara Pruitt Wyland and her husband Bill and Joni Pruitt Avery and her partner JR Hogg, and her beloved grandchildren Haley, John David, Wrangler and Taylor, great-granddaughter Autumn, numerous nieces and nephews as well as a very special sister-in-law, Linda Lamun. Thank you, Mema, for being our friend. Boop Oop a Doop!


The family will receive friends fro 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Driftwood Community Church.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Driftwood Community Church.  Burial will follow in Driftwood Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Driftwood Historical Conservation Society at driftwoodhcs.org/donate or by mail at P.O. Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619 or Wimberley Adoption Group & Rescue at wimberleywagrescue.org/donate or by mail at P.O. Box 2603 Wimberley, TX 78676.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Patsy Ann Akin hosted by Harrell Funeral Home.

Patsy Ann "Mema" Akin passed away peacefully with family by her side on Tuesday, May 14, 2024, at the age of 87.


For the rest of this tribute, we are going to call her Mema - most all of the world did.


Mema was born in Enid, OK, on August 19, 1936, to John Andrew and Walterine Freeman Lamun. She grew up the middle of 3 children (including John Robert Lamun and Jean Darlene Lamun Jensen). With John Lamun's work in the oil field, the family moved around a lot through Louisiana and Texas, finally landing in Lamesa, Texas, where Mema graduated from High School. While in High School, she was voted Head Cheerleader, Miss Tornado and Cutest Smile. Clearly she made an impact there.


She also met her first husband in Lamesa, John Weldon Pruitt. They eloped together shortly after she graduated High School. Though their union ended 10 years later, they had 3 beautiful children together - John Michael Pruitt, Cara Layn Pruitt Wyland and Joni Michele Pruitt Avery - and remained in each other's lives.


Mema met the love of her life, Charles Philip "Doc" Akin, in Scarborough's Department Store. After a brief courtship, they married on June 17th, 1966, and remained together until his passing on April 21, 2022, at the age of 87.

That's the basics of Mema's life. Oh, but she was so much more! Let us tell you about Mema:


She loved God, her family and life in general - pretty much in that order. She was the most loving person we knew, thoughtful and kind. For a tiny woman, Mema lived life large and impacted the lives of so many people. To know her was to have been cared for by her. She was a true friend to so very many.


She was a "put-together" woman. Her sense of fashion was extraordinary - and bright! When she walked into a room, you knew it. Her shoes matched her slacks matched her blouse matched her earrings matched her purse. Her "outfits" were the talk of the town.


Mema was a great cook - nobody ever walked away from her table hungry, and there was always room for "one more person" at the table. She was the ultimate plant lady and could make anything grow - she just had that magic touch. She also loved playing tennis, allowing her competitive nature to shine.


A couple of Mema's children had children - creating the world of grandchildren for Mema! Oh, my goodness, did she love her grandkids Haley Ann Avery, John David Avery and Taylor Grey Harris! She cared for them, fed them, laughed with them, took them on adventures, taught them about life and love and helped to make them into the extraordinary people they are today. And she taught them to be just a little bit naughty, which she thought was a part of the big fun of being a grandmother. If there is a next life for us, we should all come back as Mema's grandkids.


About a year and a half ago, Mema was blessed with her only great grandchild, Autumn Layne Harris. Mema got to be there when Autumn came home from the hospital. We were so very grateful for their time together, even if brief. We can already tell that Autumn has many of Mema's traits - she loves shoes, she pouts when she doesn't get her way and she loves her snacks much more than regular meals. No telling how much more of Mema we will see in her as she gets older. It makes us smile.



Mema loved doing anything that would bring her family together, from hunting in south Texas to living large at the lake house with the Bell family. On most all of these adventures, she was the Snack Queen - even her dogs knew this. She loved experiencing life with her kids and laughing with them long into the night. She was a prime example of FOMO (Fear of Missing Out), not wanting to go to bed until after everybody else did. We all tried to compete with her boundless energy, but simply could not keep up.


When Mema and Charles purchased their property in Driftwood, a whole new world opened up for the whole family. Mema loved the ranch and brought it to life in ways one couldn't have imagined. Love is bred at the ranch because of Mema.


Mema is survived by her loving family: Mike and Lisa Pruitt, Cara Pruitt Wyland and her husband Bill and Joni Pruitt Avery and her partner JR Hogg, and her beloved grandchildren Haley, John David, Wrangler and Taylor, great-granddaughter Autumn, numerous nieces and nephews as well as a very special sister-in-law, Linda Lamun. Thank you, Mema, for being our friend. Boop Oop a Doop!


The family will receive friends fro 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm on Friday, May 24, 2024, at the Driftwood Community Church.  A funeral service will follow at 1:00 p.m. in the Driftwood Community Church.  Burial will follow in Driftwood Cemetery.


In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Driftwood Historical Conservation Society at driftwoodhcs.org/donate or by mail at P.O. Box 314, Driftwood, TX 78619 or Wimberley Adoption Group & Rescue at wimberleywagrescue.org/donate or by mail at P.O. Box 2603 Wimberley, TX 78676.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Patsy Ann Akin hosted by Harrell Funeral Home.

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