Graveside funeral services for Grace Estelle Haring Adkins, age 66 of Columbia, will be held at 11:00 AM, Thursday, December 2, 2021, at the Holly Grove Cemetery near Wisner under direction of Riser and Son Funeral Home of Columbia. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, at the Life Church in Columbia from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM.
Grace was born on March 8, 1955, in Belzoni, MS and died November 24, 2021, at Glenwood Regional Medical Center in West Monroe. The loves of her life were Jesus and her family. You never saw Grace when she didn't have at least one grandchild with her. She put her life on hold to raise two grandchildren. She was a member of and loved to worship at Life Church in Columbia. Grace worked as a Law Enforcement Officer In both Caldwell Parish and Ouachita Parish before retiring. She was a United States Army Veteran having served when she was needed in Vietnam. She loved quilting and flowers and loved spending time with her grandchildren. Any and everyone who came in contact with her did not go away empty handed. To know Grace was to love her. Grace was preceded in death by her husband, Gary “Red” Adkins; her mother, Bertie Haring Kelly; her father, James Harvey Haring; her sisters: Elaine Haring and Karen Haring; and nephews: Will Kelly and Trey Haring.
Left to cherish her memory are her children: Donnie Broussard, Jeannie Broussard, Shannon Broussard and Travis Broussard; her siblings: Mary Smith (Robbie) and Jim Haring; her beloved grandchildren: Logan, Katelyn, Kathrine, Kylee, and Tyler Broussard, Sebastian and Jessi McCoy, and Lauren Barnhill; her great-grandchild: Zemora Stamper; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and friends.