Mary L. Watkins age 83 went home to her heavenly home on October 12, 2018. A Gary resident for over 70 years. She was a graduate of Roosevelt High School class of 1953. She was a lifelong member of Koinonia Baptist Church. Mary retired as Interim Director of the Gary Public Library System. She was a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority. Preceded in death by husband Calvin Watkins Sr., parents Charlie (Rebar) Lyles; and sister Myrtis Jarrett. She leaves to cherish her loving memories daughter Lori (Larry) Jenkins; son Calvin Watkins Jr.; brothers William and Ruben Lyles; nieces Renita Jarrett, Roz Lyles, and Denise (Chris) Spears and a host of other relatives and friends. Visitation Saturday, October 20, 2018 from 9-11:00 a.m. with family hour from 10-11:00 a.m. with funeral service to follow at 11:00 a.m. all services at Koinonia Baptist Church 510 West 13th Avenue. Interment Saturday, October 27, 2018 in Edwards, MS.