WATKINS - James It is with great sadness that the family of James Watkins, 82, of Buffalo, NY, announces his unexpected death on Saturday, February 8, 2014. James was born on July 16, 1932, in Buffalo, to the late Jimmy and Mary (Cooper) Watkins. James is survived by his wife of 60 years, Edna (Hendrix) Watkins; three children James (Gail) Watkins, Cheryl Harris and Aaron (Angela) Watkins, all residing in Buffalo; his sister Wilhelmina (William) Seals and brother Adelbert Watkins, all of Buffalo. James is also survived by seven grandchildren, as well as number of nieces, nephews, extended family and friends. In addition to his parents, preceding him in death were his sister Jessie (Walter) McNair and brother William Watkins. A Memorial Service has been scheduled for Saturday, February 15, 2014 at 3 PM at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 185 Kensington Ave., Buffalo, NY 14214. Arrangements by LOMBARDO FUNERAL HOME (City Chapel).