Emma Catherine Leedy Atkins

Emma Atkins

Age 86, Luray, Va.

Emma Catherine Leedy Atkins, 86, of Luray, died on Wednesday, Aug. 11, 2021, at Skyview Springs Nursing and Rehab.

She was born on Dec. 17, 1934, in Charlottesville and was a daughter of the late Beverly Berry Leedy and Elva Campbell Leedy.

Mrs. Atkins worked at the Luray Textile plant, O’Sullivan and Wrangler. She was a member of the Beth Eden Lutheran Church.

On Jan. 22, 1973, she married Buddy Calvin Atkins, who died on May 16, 2020.

She is survived by a daughter, Elva Breeden of Stanley; four sons, Franklin Bradley of Front Royal, David Bradley of Lee, Maine, Mitchel Beauchamp of North Carolina, and Steven Beauchamp of Madison; 17 grandchildren; and numerous great- and great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a son, Ed Beauchamp; a brother, Beverly Leedy; a sister, Dorothy Leedy; and one grandchild.

A funeral service will be conducted at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 15, at the Bradley Funeral Home by Pastor Brian Hasse, with visitation one hour prior to the service, from 1-2 p.m. Burial will be in the Beahm’s Chapel Cemetery in Luray. 

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