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Gisela Theresia Burbach Akins

March 17, 1936 — October 21, 2023


Gisela Theresia Burbach “Oma” Akins, age 87 of Asheboro, passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 21, 2023, at the Randolph Hospice House.

Gisela was born on March 17, 1936 in Rauental, Germany to Otto Wendlin and Anna Beruf Burbach. Gisela was raised during World War II. There a German Fraulein met and fell in love with an American GI from Texas. She worked to teach herself English and gained her American citizenship. Gisela was a hard worker and loved working outside. She was a very humble and kind person to anyone she met. Gisela loved her church and church family, she enjoyed collecting angels and was known for giving out cookies. Gisela was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, and sister who always put her family’s needs before herself. In addition to her parents, Gisela is preceded in death by her husband, Terry Akins; daughter, Violet Rapant Akins; and five siblings.

Gisela is survived by her daughter, Dolores Akins of Seagrove; son, Max (Karen) Akins of Yardville, NJ; grandson, Austin Akins; granddaughter, Jaimie (Sean) Carr and great granddaughter, Willa; grandson, Joel Fesperman; and her brother, Wilhelm (Waltraud) Burbach.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at 1:00 pm at the Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd, 505 Mountain Rd., Asheboro, NC 27205.  Burial will follow the service at Oaklawn Cemetery, Asheboro. 

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Service Schedule

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Funeral Service

Saturday, October 28, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

Episcopal Church of the Good Shepherd

505 Mountain Rd, Asheboro, NC 27205

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Saturday, October 28, 2023

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