Adkins, Krista

Krista Maria Adkins

December 11, 1954 - November 22, 2016

Krista Maria (Clifton) Adkins of Wylie, Texas, loving wife, mother and lover of Jesus went home to her Lord and Savior on November 22, 2016 at the age of 61.  She was born on December 11, 1954 to William and Marilyn (Evers) Clifton in Clinton, Iowa.  Krista married Delbert Paul Adkins on August 20, 1989 in Richardson, Texas.  She was a homemaker.

Krista is survived by her loving husband of 27 years, Delbert Adkins of Wylie; daughter, Natalie Hutchings and husband, Nick of Frederick, Maryland; son, Jacob Adkins of Wylie; granddaughter, Violet Hutchings; parents, William and Norma Clifton of Allen; sister, Ruth Clifton and husband, Mark Whitaker of Wylie; brothers, Steve Clifton and wife, Tammy of Ottumwa, Iowa and Doug Clifton and wife, Robin of Prosper; and a host of other loving family and friends.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

Family and friends are invited to the Memorial Service that will be held at 12:00 noon on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at New Hope Christian Church, 1100 W. Brown Street, Wylie, Texas 75098, with Evangelist Scott Camp officiating.

Krista had a special heart for the people and the country of Africa, having made missionary trips there.  In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Ten Thousand Homes, a ministry that Krista was working with, based in Africa. Donations may be mailed to Ten Thousand Homes, P. O. Box 118, Wylie, Texas 75098.

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Oh Krista, my first love (junior high), I know you have touched the hearts of many throughout the years. Your smile did not change. I am so sorry for the huge loss to so many 'left behind'. Rest in true peace. Tim Minion, May 18, 2017 I'll always remember the way Krista opened my eyes to different mediums of art. I had never met a true artist until I met her in 1989. I always loved hanging out at Krista & Deb's with Natalie. Deb, Natalie and Jacob my deepest condolences are with you all.
Carolyn Parham, January 8, 2017 Krista was one of the beautiful people in life. She radiated Jesus at all times and I loved to glean from her wisdom. Although we didn't see each other often now, she was a heart sister. I have been praying for the entire family but especially for Deb and Jacob. May the Lord comfort you each as only He can. Love to you each, Terri Threadgill Terri Threadgill, January 6, 2017 I grew up with Krista in Illinois. We reconnected on Facebook several years ago and "talked" a lot online. I always loved her imaginative spirit! I will miss the relationship we had online as I now live in Indiana, but we are sisters In Christ and I know I will see her again someday. My deepest condolences to all of her friends and family far and wide. You are now where there are no more tears and I am glad for you. You will be missed, my friend. Laurie Handel Miller, December 27, 2016 We grew up together in a small community in Illinois. Krista was a beautiful soul and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. My condolences to her family.. Cindy Railey, December 6, 2016 I'm so sorry for your loss. I hope you can find comfort in God's Word, Psalm 34:18 is one of my favorites. Again, my sincerest condolences. Nicole Stewart, November 29, 2016 Krista and I grew up together beginning in kindergarten. Growing up in the same neighborhood, Krista, Gail and I were close buds. She was a dear friend. We reconnected several years ago and the three of us shared some fun times when I came to visit. Krista was one-of-a-kind, her ideas and beliefs were interesting, genuine and strongly held. I will always love her and treasure the many memories of my dear friend Krista. My sincere condolences to Deb and the whole family. I know you will miss her always. Cathy Engaldo Spencer Cathy Engaldo Spencer, November 29, 2016 Krista was a good friend...we had a close friendship all through school. We did some growing up together for sure. Krista was a unique and wonderful spirit..to know her was to love her. The world was a much better place with her here and she is now and always will be greatly missed. So sorry for the loss of her ...it is a great loss. We do know she's now in a grand and beautiful place with our Lord God bless her family. Vicki Hartman, November 28, 2016 I just heard of Krista's passing...please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this sad time. God bless. Dianne Determann Phinney, November 27, 2016 I am deeply saddened by Krista's passing. Krista will always be in my thoughts...... Rest peacefully, my dear cousin. Martha Eversoll, November 26, 2016