|John Jefferson Akers, Jr., 27, of Rocky Mount, passed away Thursday, April 9, 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, John Jefferson Akers, Sr.; grandmother, Esta Marie Orndorff; grandfather, Rice Williams Akers, Sr.; and an aunt, Jane Elizabeth Funkhouser. He is survived by his four sons, DeMario, Izaiah, Jeremiah and Zacharias; his friend and mother of his three youngest sons, Jolene Harris and her daughter Christin; mother and stepfather, Linda and A.D. Kennedy; sisters, Nichole Carter and Josh LaBrecque; brother, Michael Collins; sister-in-law, Caitlin; sister, Rebecca Clark and husband Marshall; stepbrother, Michael Kennedy; stepsister, Tracey Dixon and husband Dixon; grandmother, Elenor Akers; grandfather, Bruce Orndorff; numerous aunts, uncles; nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted from Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Chapel 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 14, 2009 with the Rev. Mark Griffith officiating. The family will receive friends beginning at 12 noon Tuesday until service time at Lynch Conner-Bowman Funeral Home, 140 Floyd Avenue, Rocky Mount, (540)483-5533.