BRIAN EDWARD AKEHURST 1966 – 2014 July 10, 2014
On July 6, 2014, BRIAN EDWARD AKEHURST, of Street, died unexpectedly at 47 years young. Born on August 1, 1966 to Lois (nee Kidd) and the late Rev. William Akehurst. He was raised in Perry Hall, MD and graduated from Eastern Vo. Tech in 1984. Dedicated, loving husband to Joy Lynn (nee Ducote) for 24 years. Devoted father who adored Christiana Brooke (19) Brian Hunter (16) and Grahme Edward (15) Beloved middle brother of William Akehurst and his wife Terri (nee Jones) and John Akehurst and his wife Jennifer (nee Hudson.) Brother-in-law to Ronnie Ducote, Edward Ducote, and Kern Ducote, Jr. Cherished son-in-law of Loretta (nee Devan) and the late Kern Ducote, Sr. Mentor and role model to 14 nieces and nephews and: Josiah, Julia, Jillian, Jared, Myatt, Amie, Melissa, Emily, Dallas, Claire, Laura, Grace, Kern, III, and Jason. He was a friend to many! Brian was one of the fifth generation family business owners of Akehurst Landscape Service, Inc. and has served as the Chief Executive Officer since 2005. He was a great leader and entrepreneur, a Certified Professional Horticulturist, a Certified Snow Professional, and a past President of Snow and Ice Management Association. Brian was a quiet man of God with great faith and a servant’s heart. He was a passionate fisherman and an avid hunter and outdoorsman. Brian’s death was both sudden and untimely. Family and friends will honor Brian’s life at the family owned Evans Funeral Chapel & Cremation Services – Bel Air, 3 Newport Drive (Routes 23 & 24 – Forest Hill) on Thursday, July 10, 2014 from 2-4 & 7-9 pm. A funeral service will be held at Central Christian Assembly, 7411 Rossville Boulevard in Rosedale on Friday, July 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM. There will be a viewing prior to the service on Friday beginning at 9am. Interment at Camp Chapel United Methodist Church at the Corner of Joppa Road and Honeygo Boulevard. The family will be setting up a scholarship fund for Brian’s children. Donations may be made to any M&T bank or checks sent to the family for: Brian E. Akehurst Children’s Scholarships. Isaiah 30:15 – “In quietness and confidence can be your strength.” If three words could sum up Brian’s life, they would be: Dedicated, hardworking and quiet.