Athena “Tina” Sue Lurks was born on September 22, 1973, in Tahlequah, Oklahoma to Andy Drywater and Anita (Thirsty) Fields. Athena departed this life on January 5, 2023, in Tulsa, Oklahoma at the age of 49 years, 3 months, and 14 days.
Tina grew up in Rocky Mountain, Oklahoma before moving to Taft, Oklahoma. She graduated from Boynton High School and shortly after became a CNA. Tina loved being around her family as well as her late husband’s family, she also loved her dog: Sissy. Tina thought of Eugenia Osceola better known as “Gino” as a sister. She also had a lot of love for her aunt Judy who has always been there for her and never left her side until the end. Tina was of the Baptist faith.
She was preceded in death by her husband: Josephus Lurks; her mother and stepfather: Anita and Clyde Fields; her father: Andy Drywater; maternal grandparents: William and Lillian Thirsty; and her aunt: Lolita Shannon.
Athena is survived by her 2 stepchildren: Jason Lurks and Lamonte Lurks both of Dallas, Texas; 8 grandchildren of Dallas, Texas; aunt: Judy and Lyle Coiner of Stilwell, Oklahoma; uncles: Bill Thirsty and wife Sandy of Marble City, Oklahoma, Watie Thirsty of Rocky Mountain, Oklahoma, and Jimmy Thirsty and wife Rolinda of Tahlequah, Oklahoma; stepbrothers: Derek Smith, Clyde Fields III, and Nikki Fields all of Taft, Oklahoma; bother-in-law: Airic Lurks and wife Juanita of Tyler, Texas; and sister-in-law: Lettie Lindsay of South Carolina. As well as numerous nieces, nephews, family, and friends.