Willa Dean Watkins

Griffin, Georgia

Feb 11, 1937 – Jan 15, 2020


February 11, 1937
January 15, 2020
Griffin, Georgia


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Willa was born on February 11, 1937 and passed away on Wednesday, January 15, 2020. She was a 1955 graduate of Griffin High School, where she was an honor student a star athlete, having been installed in the Griffin Hall of Fame as a basketball player and offered an opportunity to play semi-pro basketball with the Atlanta Blues. Throughout the years, Mrs. Watkins has served in a variety of positions in different occupations, including: banking; the Georgia Crime Lab; Secretary to the Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army in Hawaii; and working for U.S. General Pence, who was a Lt. Colonel and Commander of the all Japanese Army during World War II.

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Dean I know we were only sister in laws but I look to you for advice and you were all ways there and now God has his new angel
You will always be remembered