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Lucille Blackwell Watkins

May 9, 2016
Lucille Blackwell Watkins
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Obituary for Lucille Blackwell Watkins

Lucille Blackwell Watkins was born November 6, 1917, in Michigan City, Mississippi, to the late Amos and Mary Frances Blackwell. On Monday, May 9, 2016, Lucille left this life behind and answered God’s call to her Heavenly home.

Lucille accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age, subsequently became a member of the Spring Hill Missionary Baptist Church in Moscow, Tennessee. Upon moving to Memphis, Tennessee, Lucille and her family joined the New Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church where she served until her health declined.

Lucille was married to Shelby Watkins, Sr. and to this union, five (5) children were born. Her home was always a loving caring home. Although she worked in private homes as a young mother, her first priority was always her own family. She had an “open door” policy – everyone was welcome to visit and eat with her and the family. Who can forget those pinto beans, fried catfish, and fried chicken? She was a cook beyond comparison. She helped everyone that entered her doors in any way that she could – always a caring, loving, and forgiving soul.
Lucille was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby, and her four (4) sisters and four (4) brothers.

Today, we celebrate and cherish this beautiful life: Her children: James Watkins, Linda Watkins Hillard (Ralph), Deborah Watkins Watts (Robert), Garry Lee Watkins, and Shelby Watkins, Jr. (Mary); thirteen (13) grandchildren; twenty-eight (28) great-grandchildren; six (6) great-great-grandchildren; a multitude of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.

Visitation to be held from 10:00 AM - 12 Noon on Monday, May 16, 2016 at Serenity Funeral Home.

Funeral Services will be conducted at 12 Noon on Monday, May 16 at Serenity Funeral Home.

Burial at Memorial Park Southwoods.

Serenity Funeral Home, 1638 Sycamore View Road, Memphis, TN 38134 Tel. 901-379-0861.

Previous Events

Visitation

Monday

16

May

10:00 AM 5/16/2016 10:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 5/16/2016 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Service

Monday

16

May

12:00 PM 5/16/2016 12:00:00 PM
Serenity Funeral Home

1638 Sycamore View Road
Memphis, TN 38134

Serenity Funeral Home
1638 Sycamore View Road Memphis 38134 TN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Memorial Park Southwoods Final Resting Place

5484 Hacks Cross Road
Memphis, TN 38125

5484 Hacks Cross Road Memphis 38125 TN
United States
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