Cassandra "Candy" Renee Atkins

November 13, 1965 - February 25, 2017


Cassandra “Candy” Renee Atkins, 51, of Lumberton, passed Saturday, February 25, 2017, in her home.  She was born on November 13, 1965, in BastropLouisiana, to Alfred Laing Baker and Lana Oliver Baker.  Candy had been a longtime resident of Lumberton.

Candy was a beacon of light in an otherwise dim world.  She brought love and joy into everyone’s life and made a lasting impact on anyone that had the pleasure of meeting her.  Not ever shy or concerned with how people perceived her, she was always one to stand out in a crowd and march to her own drum.  Candy enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, hiking, traveling, and simply living every day to its fullest.  She was the Energizer bunny of people, and if you ever had the amazing pleasure of being someone she loved, knew, or even met for the first time, your life was immediately changed for the better.  The world has lost one of its best resident’s and the human race itself is a little quieter without her voice.  The only thing that has ever come close to matching her energy was her tenacity.  Candy would go to the ends of the earth to defend a friend or loved one, or if you were ever in a debate; her point.  Her sense of humor, while sometimes a little dark, was also extremely comforting, especially for a time like this, she would immediately make a funny comment just so she could share some of your burden and pain of a loss.

Candy is survived by her husband, Joe Atkins; children, Dustin Baker of Oklahoma; Jill Atkins-Waldrep of Beaumont; Lacey Atkins of Houston; Kaitlan Daniels of Colorado; and Hollie Atkins of Lumberton; parents, Lana and Alfred Baker; three grandchildren; brothers, Troy Baker of College Station and Jeff Baker and his wife, Tiffany, of Tulsa, Oklahoma; and sister, Dana Baker of Lumberton.

A gathering of Candy’s family and friends will be from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m., Thursday, March 2, 2017, at Broussard's, 490 Cemetery Road in Silsbee. Her funeral Service will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 3, 2017, at Crestwood Baptist Church, 1150 Highway 69 South Kountze, with her interment to follow at Hardin Memorial Park, Silsbee.  

490 Cemetery Rd Silsbee, TX 77656
Gathering of family and friends
Broussard's Mortuary - Silsbee
490 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656
Thursday, March 02, 2017
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
funeral service
Crestwood Baptist Church
Hwy 69 Between Lumberton And Kountze Kountze, TX 77656
Friday, March 03, 2017
10:00 am
Hardin Memorial Park
418 Cemetery Road Silsbee, TX 77656

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