Mr. Oscar Akins III received his wings to his Heavenly Mansion, November 13, 2021 at Mercy Health St. Elizabeth Boardman.
Mr. Akins was born July 10, 1991 in Youngstown a son Oscar Akins Jr. and Darlene Griffin. He was a 2009 graduate of East High School. He was a Master Barber at Ryan’s Chair. He was a dedicated and accomplished musician who played drums, bass guitar and keyboard. He was affiliated with JDD Ministries in Orlando, FL. He had been a musician at several churches including, Gospel Temple Baptist Church, New Vision New Day, Second Baptist Church, and the Gospel Group Unity. He had played Little League Football for New Bethel Braves; and semipro football for the Youngstown Steelers, The Storms and MV Ruff Riderz. He was a Honorary member of the Twisters Motorcycle Club, Chief of Security for JDD Ministries, and served in the Youth Council Mentorship for Stambaugh School.
He leaves to cherish his memory and legacy his wife Jessica whom he married June 26, 2020, his mother Darlene Griffin, his father Oscar Akins Jr., his birth-father Jodie Brooks, his son Christian Michael Brown; Grand- mother’s Hattie Elaine Griffin and Barbara J. Brooks-Frasier; a sister Rhonnesa D.E. (Malachi) Jackson; brothers, Todd S. Thornton Jr., Osha L Akins, Keith D. Brooks, Kevon J. Brooks, John Bell, Brandon Gilmore, Juan Akins, Jeremiah D. Davis; two nieces Ja’Neece Griffin and Keilis Jackson, and a hosts of Aunts, Uncles, Nephews other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his Grandfathers Roosevelt Griffin Sr., Oscar Lee Akins and Ransom Soloman Brooks and Grandmother Doris Jean Grier. Visitation will be 10-11:00am Tuesday November 23, 2021 at Elizabeth Missionary Baptist Church 1210 Himrod Ave Youngstown, Oh. 44505.
Guests are required to wear masks and practice social distancing. Service of Dignity and Love entrusted to L.E. Black, Phillips & Holden Funeral Home.