Obituary of Savanah Grace Atkins
Savanah Grace Atkins, 29, of Quinton, Virginia died suddenly on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, along with her girlfriend, Ana Farris.
Savanah graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University with triple degrees in Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. She earned her National Pharmacy Technician Certification while working at CVS Pharmacy in Roanoke. Upon moving back to the Richmond area, she worked as a pharmacy technician at Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest then recently transferred to TriCities Medical Center in Hopewell, VA. Savanah loved animals of all kinds, but cats were always her favorite. One of her ultimate goals in life was to create an animal rescue. One of her favorite games was playing Dungeons and Dragons and often served as the Dungeon Master. Her and Ana loved to do escape rooms together, and successfully cleared most of the rooms in Richmond. Savanah also loved to read anything from high fantasy to contemporary romance with some of her favorites being First Sister and This is How You Lose the Time War.
Those left to cherish her memories are her parents, Kenneth Blake and Anita Atkins of Roanoke, VA; her siblings: Samantha (Rob) Henkel of Cumberland, VA and Kathryn (Joshua) Tracy of Kingman, KS; and Kenneth Brice Atkins of Richmond, VA; her paternal grandparents, Ken and Reba Atkins of Roanoke, VA and her maternal grandparents, William Delano and Nancy McCrickard; and numerous other family members. She is also survived by her 2 cats and dog: Phaedra, Annabelle, and Tater Tot. She was loved dearly by her work colleagues and the many friends she had made through the years.
Family will gladly receive visits at the home of Savanah’s parents: 3621 Bohon Street, NE Roanoke, VA 24012.
A celebration of Savanah’s life will be held at Simpson Funeral Home, 3912 Electric Road Roanoke, VA, on Thursday, November 9, 2023, at 2 pm with visitation starting at 12 pm prior to service. Reverend Rhonda Thorne will officiate. Interment will be in the Blue Ridge Memorial Gardens, 5737 Airport Road, NW, Roanoke, VA 24012. The ceremony will be live-streamed. Arrangements by the Electric Road Chapel of Simpson Funeral Home 3912 Electric Road. 540-632-4200
Celebration of Life
In Loving Memory
1994 - 2023
5160 Peters Creek Road
Roanoke, VA 24019
3912 Electric Road
Roanoke, VA 24018
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