Norma Lee Hundley Akers, still known as "Toodles" by older family members and friends, died peacefully in her sleep Tuesday morning. She was a patient in the mental health care program at Elmcroft of Northridge for over three months where she received excellent care.
Norma was born in Gauley Bridge, West Virginia and moved to Roanoke, Virginia as a child where she was raised by her wonderful parents, Bill and Bessie Hundley, along with six sisters and two brothers. When she was 15 she was president of her middle school class, a cheerleader, and a volleyball player. Nora met her future husband, Larry in May 1948 and they were married on December 7, 1951 after she graduated from high school. They lived the first year of their marriage in New York City where he was stationed in the Navy. She was employed at an electric and gas company. She later worked eight years at Appalachian Power Co. in Roanoke. In February 1959 she birthed our first child Kelly, and later our sons; Chip and Wes. She was a great stay at home mom for over 16 years. She later worked for 22 years at J.C. Penney in North Hills. Norma is survived by her loving husband of 63 years, Lawrence Akers, Sr., her daughter, Kelly Johnson and husband, Vass of Raleigh, sons; Chip Akers and his wife, Marcie of Raleigh, Wes Akers and his former wife, Julie of Charleston, S.C., her grandsons; Eric Johnson, Saige Akers, and Luke Akers, granddaughters; Alex Johnson, and Izzee Akers. She is also survived by her sisters, Peggy Langford of Vienna, VA, Mary Simpson of Roanoke, VA, Dorothy Straightiff of Wilmington, DE, brother, Ralph Hundley of TN. Norma loved people and many friends at Millbrook Baptist Church, in her neighborhood, and back in Roanoke, VA. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, 2015 at Millbrook Baptist Church, 1519 E. Millbrook Rd., Raleigh. Please feel free to donate to a charity of ones' choice in her memory. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.brownwynne.com