Lila Dennis Lansing Age 77, was born May 14, 1935 in Camden Mississippi, to Henry and Bertha Proctor and went home to be with the Lord on March 1, 2013. Lila was a resident of Lansing for 53 years. She worked as a home health care aide. Lila loved the casino, cooking, telling stories and laughing. Mrs. Dennis was preceded in death by: her husband of 35 years, Frank Watkins; parents, Henry and Bertha Proctor; and brother, Frank Henry Proctor. Survivors include: her sons, Henry Lee (Vonda) Watkins, Milton Ricky Watkins, and Boston Jeffrey Watkins; daughters, Loretta Watkins and Lorie Fay Watkins; 16 grandchildren; one very special grandson, Henry Lee DeShawn Wells; 22 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandson; sister, Mary Ellen Proctor; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends, including one very special family friend, Curtis Wade. Friends may visit Mrs. Dennis Sunday March 10, 12 - 7 p.m., at Riley Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 11, 1:00 p.m. at Riley Funeral Home, 426 W. St. Joseph Street, with the family receiving friends 30 minutes prior to the funeral. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.rileyfuneralhome.com
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Published in Lansing State Journal on Mar. 8, 2013