Abigail Renee Akers

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108 W. Maple St. 9/3/2010 11:00:00

108 W. Maple St. 9/4/2010 11:00:00

Abigail Renee Akers, age 11 months, passed away on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 in the Cincinnati Childrens Hospital. She was born on September 30, 2009 in Norwalk, Ohio to Rodney and Jessica (Leber) Akers of Willard, Ohio.
She is survived by her parents; four grandparents, Fay and Walter Leber Jr. of Greenwich and Larry and Lucretta “Critter” Akers of Willard; great-grandparents, Walter and Helen Leber, Sr; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Friends may call on the Grace United Methodist Church on Friday, September 3, 2010 from 11:00A.M.-1:00P.M. and 4:00P.M.-6:00P.M. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 4, 2010 at the Grace United Methodist Church, 108 W. Maple St. Willard, Ohio 44890 at 11:00A.M. with Rev. Doug Winner officiating. Burial will follow at the Greenwood Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made in her name to the Ronald McDonald House, 350 Erkenbrecher St. Cincinnati, Ohio 45229. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.secorfuneralhomes.com


Tania Weaver Gomes - Sep 6, 2010

Dear Critter, Larry, Rodney, Jessica and Family,
I can only imagine what you are all going through with the loss of Abigail. May God give you strength during this difficult time,I have you in my prayers.

Maryann Brown - Sep 4, 2010

Jessica and Rodney my heart aches for you two, at the loss of your beautiful little Abby. You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers,now and in the times to come. Abby is definitely a little angel flying in heaven with no pain and smiling. Take Care of each other.

Kelli Swartz - Sep 3, 2010

So sorry to hear the loss of your little angel, such a precious baby girl. May you find comfort and peace, as God is taking care of your little angel now. My prayers are with you and your families.
My deepest sympathy,
Kelli Swartz & Family.

Kelly, Samuel & Connor Walker - Sep 2, 2010

Rodney & Jess, even though we have never met, keeping up to date with your journey through our AGS/BA family and sharing experiences has given you and your dearest Abby a place in our hearts. It saddens us for your loss. You both, & Abby, are our hereos. Rest in peace beautiful Abby.

Beth Weaver - Sep 2, 2010

Jess and Rodney- I don’t have the words to express how sorry I am about your loss. You are an amazingly strong couple. If you ever want to reconnect I am always here. We will never forget your beautiful Abby.
Hugs and prayers from Beth, Jason, Kara, Macy and Denim Weaver

Crystal & The Horan Family - Sep 2, 2010

Jess and Rodney I am so sorry for your loss. Faith consists in believing when it is beyond the power of reason to believe. You have to believe that Abby was here for a reason and your connection could never be broken. You are now and forever in our prayers.

Trish (Palmer) Tarr - Sep 2, 2010

Rodney and family, so sorry to hear of your loss. May Abby now rest in peace. God Bless you during this difficult time.

Rhonda Upchurch-Trigo - Sep 2, 2010

My heart goes out to your whole family during this difficult time. I never knew Abby aside from just seeing her on Facebook.Beautiful Precious Angel who went through so much this last month in all the posts I read about pain she was going through. My best wishes and prayers are with all of you at this time… Take Care.

Maunaka Webb - Sep 2, 2010

Jess and Rodney I am so very sorry your baby girl lost her battle.Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. May you find peace someday. I wish I could take it all away for you. When we lose someone we love, it seems that time stands still. Hold tight to the memories. May you take comfort in knowing an angel is watching over you. All of my love to you. Maunaka

Phil & Autumn Harlow ( R & L ) - Sep 2, 2010

It’s hard to come up with words to tell you how VERY sorry we are to hear about your loss.
Our thoughts & prayers are definitely with you at this difficult time!!!
With heavy hearts,
The Harlow’s

Tracey,Nick,Parker&Payton - Sep 2, 2010

Jess & Rodney, There are no words to express how my heart is breaking for you guys and the rest of the family… you have had to face difficulties that no young parents should have to, I pray that you find the strengh to get you through these days of sadness… Abby will always have that infectuous smile, but now with no pain. love you guys…

Chelsea Kimble - Sep 2, 2010

Rodney and Jess, I am so sorry for your loss. I pray for you all to have strength to get you through this time. I never knew Abby, just what was on Facebook through friends. She was a very beautiful Angel that now is being held in Gods arms. With lots of love. The Kimble Family

Michelle Lindemann - Sep 2, 2010

Rodney & Jess, I’m so sorry for your loss! You are in my thoughts and prayers. May God bring you comfort and peace at this difficult time. Even though we’ve never met, I hope you find some comfort in knowing so many people truly care.
Michelle Lindemann (Weston’s Mom on Liver Families)

Nicole, Todd, Callie, Katlynn, and Jacob Jones - Sep 2, 2010

Jess and Rodney we are sorry that Abby lost her battle. We can not say we know how you feel or what you are going through. Just know Abby brought hope, strength, and courage to even those she did not know. Though she is now with the Lord, her spirit and smiles will always be here with all of us, for she has taught us all not to give up.

Kathy Lillo Sanchez - Sep 2, 2010

Rodney & Jessica, GOD must have known you two were the right parents for Abby. You have endured so much the past few months & yet still was able to give in the end. It must be awesome to know Abby lives on not only in YOUR HEARTS but in the heart of another little angel. That beautiful little angel now rests in GOD’S ARMS peaceful & well. I pray you both & your families can find peace in that. GOD BLESS & the love & peace of GOD be with you all.

Daniel & Sharon Ingram - Sep 2, 2010

We are so saddened by the loss of Abby. Our prayers go out to the Family & Friends

Deb Andrews - Sep 2, 2010

Rodney & Jess– My heart aches at the loss of Abby— she fought the battle and unfortunately could not pull off the WIN….. She will be remembered forever for her beautiful smile and the willingness to live— may the love of family and friends help you get through this difficult time and in the tough times down the road…. Sincerely- Love ya- Deb Andrews

Allison Campbell - Sep 2, 2010

We don’t know each other but I lost my 10 mos old son Carson 3 weeks ago. So many people who have endured this kind of pain have offered me support, people I don’t even know. I have yet to take them up on it. But I do want you to know that I am thinking about you and praying for you. With Love, Allison Campbell

Donna Hutchison - Sep 2, 2010

Dear Jessica and Rodney and Family–My heart breaks for your loss of sweet Abby, and then my heart smiles that you could make the ultimate sacrifice, and yet give sweet Abbys heart to another sick child so that they can live…. there are no right or wrong words for any of us to say…just know that Abby is in Gods arms and hurts no more, She was such a little fighter and we all we hold her in our hearts forever…Im sorry it was under such circumstances but thank you for sharing your sweet angel with all of us….I pray that God will wrap his loving arms around you during this difficult time and give you the strength to get through all of this. All our love and prayers to you… Mike & Donna Hutchison.

Amanda Wendt Bowser - Sep 2, 2010

Deepest thoughts and prayers to your entire family during this heartbreaking time. God bless you all!

Allan and Anita Hahler - Sep 2, 2010

We send our deepest sympathy to your entire family at the loss of Abby.May she rest in the loving arms of God. Also pray for God to give you strength in these difficult tomes. My heart breaks for you.

meredith hall - Sep 2, 2010

I am deeply sorry for your loss of your beautiful little girl.You & your family are in our thoughts & prayers.

Kathy J Brown - Sep 2, 2010


Julie Osborn - Sep 2, 2010

Our prayers to you and your family at this time. Have faith and know that angel is in Gods hands now in no pain. Your beautiful girl will always be in your heart.

William & Christy Vaughan - Sep 1, 2010

Rodney & Jess,
William and I know where you are exactly right now. We felt the same way when our daughter Taylor drowned last year. Please know that if you guys need ANYTHING we are here for you. We are thinking of you guys during this difficult time and wish we could be there with you.

Amanda & Andy - Sep 1, 2010

Rodney and Jess we love you so much and loved little Abby the same… Words cannot express how sorry we are for the loss of your precious, beautiful baby girl. She has touched so many lives in the short time she was with us. She will always be loved and missed. We are here for you for anything you may need please don’t hesitate to ask… We love you with all of our hearts and wish you the strength to get through this with everyone’s help. Love you xo xo xo xo

Sally Edwards - Sep 1, 2010

I am also sooo sorry u have to feel this pain that only us who have lost our children feel, I lost my child and he was my life. There are no words that anyone can say to ever take away your pain but there are us who have lost and know exactly how hard and all the feelings that we also suffered. I always felt like when i talked to someone and tried to ask questions, I felt like i was wasting my time because they didnt understand our horrible ache. But when i can sit down and talk and cry with someone who knows our pain, I feel like i can go on another day. I recived a text with ur daughters picture and she looked like an angel, it has been sent all over asking for prayers for u and you family.

Dawn R. Mackey-Wilson - Sep 1, 2010

Jessica and Rodney,
I have thought of you so often over the past couple of months. I have prayed so hard for God to give Baby Abby a new liver and I have prayed for God to give your family strength. I came to know you through my sister Donna and I know she has had a special place in her heart for all of you and that is very easy to see why. Our pastor said on Sunday that you only lose something if you don’t know where it is and although she is gone from you, you know where she is. God be with you and bless you all. I would like to leave you with something I found…
Daddy please don`t look so sad,
Mommy please don`t cry.
I am in the arms of Jesus
and He sings me lullabies.
Please do not try to question God,
don`t think He is unkind.
Don`t think He sent me to you and that
He changed His mind.
You see, I am special
and I`m needed up above.
I`m the special child you gave Him,
the product of your love.
I`ll always be there with you.
So watch the sky at night.
Find the brightest star that`s gleaming.
That`s my halo`s brilliant light.
So Daddy please don`t look so sad.
Mommy please don`t cry.
I am in the arms of Jesus.
And He sings me lullabies.
~Author Unknown

sandra obrien - Sep 1, 2010

Rodney and Jessica,
I’m so sad for you over your beautiful baby girl. You are in our hearts. God will take care of her now. She is all better..
Mick, Sandi and Michaella O’Brien

Emily Burras-Heyman - Sep 1, 2010

Dearest Abby,
I never got to meet you,
I only saw your face;
The Lord came down from up above,
And took you in His embrace.
You were only here for a little while,
Spreading your joyous light;
To us who didn’t know you,
Still you gave us pure delight.
The smile seen in your eyes,
Despite your trials and tribulations;
For one so small and young
The Lord is your final destination.
As we are waiting here,
Our hearts are filled with pain;
One day we will be near,
Never to cry again.
Jess and Rodney this is for your beautiful little girl who touched the lives of so many. My heart grieves with you as I too know the pain you are now facing. (Montana was 10 months old to the day, she would have been 6 this year.) Abby will never hurt again, and be happy always. She will watch over you and yours, as my little one above does for us. You will meet again, and it will be a joyous occasion. I will not lie and say, that the pain goes away. I will only tell you it does get easier, and you will be together again. All my love, thoughts and prayers. If there is anything I can do, please feel free to call on me. I am here in Willard. God Bless you all.

Barb Gerber - Sep 1, 2010

You have my deepest sympathy. You will forever be in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless lil Abby, she will forver be mised!