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Sally Roena Watkins

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Mrs. Sally Roena Watkins, age 85, of Cleveland. Mrs. Watkins passed away Sunday, April 27, 2014.

Funeral services are scheduled for 2 p.m. Thursday, May 1, 2014, in the funeral home chapel with the Rev. Phillip Robinson officiating. Interment will follow in Gateway Memory Park with the Rev. Robert Nix officiating.

Sally was born in Clermont, Ga. on Oct. 29, 1928, to the late Ed Nix and Carrie Alberson Nix. She was a homemaker and longtime member of Timberidge Baptist Church. Sally loved to be outdoors, one of her favorite pastimes was gardening, but she also loved her family, she took this seriously as she supported her husband, the late the Rev. Willis Watkins in his many years of ministry. In addition to her husband and parents, Sally is preceded in death by her sisters, Mable Nix, Lounette Nix, Lilly Nix; and brothers, Walter Nix, J.R. Nix, Edward Nix, Ernest Nix and Homer Nix.

Survivors include her daughter, Donna Walden (Tommy), Clermont; sons, Larry Watkins (Linda), Cleveland, Terry Watkins (Ellen) Cleveland, Gary Watkins (Diane) Lula; in addition she is survived by her seven grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends at the funeral home on Wednesday from 6-8 p.m. Flowers will be acknowledged, however memorial donations are requested to be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation of America, 322 Eighth Ave., 7th floor, New York, NY 10001

To share a memory of Mrs. Watkins or to send a condolence, please visit www.alexander-funeral.com.

Alexander Funeral Home of Cleveland in care of arrangements.
Published in gainesvilletimes.com from Apr. 29 to May 1, 2014
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