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“Words cannot describe the loss of such a beautiful women, mother, sister, grandmother and friend. I feel so blessed to have known her the last few...Read More »
1 of 6 | Posted by: Karen Sanders - Seymour, TN

“Aunt Katie will be truly missed. Enjoyed her visiting with us in Arkansas. Heaven is richer because of her presence with the Lord. ”
2 of 6 | Posted by: Gail Sewell - Argyle, TX - Family

“I only had the chance to meet her once but it was a high honor to do so. She opened her home and her heart to me. I enjoyed my short time over...Read More »
3 of 6 | Posted by: John Montgomery - Vergennes, VT

“Aunt Katie, Will always cherish the memories of traveling from Arkansas to Tennessee, your visit to our house and our visit to Tennessee. I love you...Read More »
4 of 6 | Posted by: Dianne McWethy - Dacula, GA

“I'm so sorry to hear about the death of Katie. I have very fond memories of her and all the time I spent at her house with Jeni. May peace be with...Read More »
5 of 6 | Posted by: Becki Aaron (Daly) - Clio, MI

“A special sister, a loving mom and grand mom,a friend to all and a good card player. I LOVE you. ”
6 of 6 | Posted by: Emma Wood - CHIDESTER, AR


Katie Ackley was born on January 22, 1930 in Lester, Arkansas, and she entered Heaven's gates on April 14, 2017.

Katie attended church at Church of the City in Spring Hill, Tennessee. She spent most of her life in the Clio, Michigan area and retired from General Motors.

Katie is survived by her daughters, Linda Hunter (Chuck), Smyrna, TN and Patti Hoyt (Jeff), Franklin, TN; daughter-in-law, Bonnie Ackley (Dale), Flint, MI; thirty-two loving grandchildren; sisters, Annie Sarrett and Emma Jean Wood; brother, Charles Ponder; family friends, Karen and Ron Stanbaugh; and many special friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband, Alton Ackley; son, Dale Ackley; grandson, Alan Ackley; granddaughter, Jeni Love; seven brothers; and loving friend, Ed Stanbaugh.

Katie was a wonderful wife, mom, grandma, sister and friend who knew the Lord, and her light shined with love, generosity and kindness.

Katie loved being surrounded by her family. We have many great memories of her playing cards, playing games, having fun and spending time together. She never met a stranger, and she really enjoyed having company and cooking wonderful family dinners. She was very proud of her family and thankful for all that she had.

Her strength and compassion will continue to inspire us. Forever in our Hearts and with the Lord

A Visitation will be held on April 21, 2017 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm at The New Testament Community Church (NTC) at 3484 Belsay Road, Burton, Michigan 48519. A Memorial Service will be held on April 21, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the same location.