Funeral services for Rubie “Allene” Eakin, 89, was held on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 2:00 p.m. at Gloster Baptist Church, 6928 Highway 5, Gloster, Louisiana. Burial followed at Gloster Cemetery. A visitation was held on Sunday, December 11, 2022 beginning at 1:00 p.m. until the start of the funeral at 2:00 p.m. Officiating the service was Brother Ron McLellan, Pastor Austin Eakin and Pastor Dan Eakin.
Allene was born September 23, 1933 to William Franklin and Sophia “Lena” Kathleen Stubbs in DeQueen, Arkansas and passed away on Friday, December 9, 2022 in Shreveport.
Allene was a resident of Gloster, Louisiana. She was married to Don Eakin for 68 wonderful years. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. “Nana,” as her grandchildren and great-grandchildren called her, and “Nanny,” as her husband, Don, was called was always on standby to help with the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She was a homemaker and bookkeeper for the family business. She attended Gloster Baptist Church where she was the treasurer for over 20 years and a very active participant in the church holding many positions over the years. She worked various part-time jobs throughout her life. She held numerous titles in her DAR work and was a proud member of the Bon Chasse Chapter. Allene will be terribly missed by her family but will live on in our hearts forever.
Allene is preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Louis Dale Stubbs I; and brother-in-law, Albert Dwayne Eakin. Left to cherish her memory is her husband, Don; daughter, Deborah Patrick and husband, Paul; son, Craig Eakin and wife, Mhonda; grandchildren, Jonathan Patrick and wife, Joscyln, Brenda Fiehn Diaz and husband, Richard, Christi Lee and husband, Steven, Jessica D’Agostino and husband, Horacio, Joseph Eakin, Daniel Eakin, Allie Lewis and husband, Blake, and Austin Eakin and wife, Grace; great-grandchildren, Emma Lee, Grace Lee, Alyssa Lee, Addisyn Patrick, Truxton Patrick, Celia-Rae Lewis, Charlee Anne Lewis, Isabela Maria Paez Fiehn, Jorge Gaston Barrera Fiehn, Maxwell Diaz Fiehn, Haddie Paige Eakin, LillyKay Faith Eakin, and Sophia Kathleen D’Agostino; and great-great grandchild, Alexandra Fern’andez Paez; sister-in-law, Sheri Stubbs; brother-in-law, Dan Eakin; and many beloved nieces and nephews and other extended family members.
Honoring Allene as pallbearers will be her grandsons and grandsons-in-law.
The family would like to express special thanks to all the family and friends that helped us make sure Allene’s end of life was full of wonderful care, compassion and love.