Mary L. Watkins
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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.



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Published in Post-Tribune on Oct. 17, 2018.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
OCT
20
Visitation
09:00 - 11:00 AM
OCT
20
Funeral service
11:00 AM
OCT
27
Interment
Edwards, MS
MEMORIES & CONDOLENCES
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October 21, 2018
Lori and family,
I am very sorry to hear of your mother's passing. Prayers sent for your strength.

Sincerely,
Carol Fontleroy
Carol Fontleroy
October 20, 2018
Lorie and Pookie You guys have my deepest condolence to your family !! / Ernestine Strickland / Indy In love you guys
October 20, 2018
Lori & Larry,
Please accept our sincere condolences. Mrs. Watkins was a very kind individual who was very encouraging to others. And very blessed to have had the two of you taking care of her, you both will be blessed for the loving care you gave her.C

Janna Jennings
Sharon Hopkins
Valerie Lee
The Hopkins Family
October 20, 2018
Deepest sympathies to the Watkins and Lyles families...
Will Hargrove
October 19, 2018
No bond is as great as that between a parent and child. Our deepest condolences are with you as you grieve.
October 19, 2018
Lorie and family your mom was such a kind spirit. She is now with the lord. God bless you and your entire family. You took care of your mom and God will bless you. What ever we can do for you, my family are here. We love you. Pamela (Davis) Lewis and family.
Pamela (Davis-Lewis
October 18, 2018
Lori, my most sincere condolences to you and your family
Duwayne Brown
Friend
October 18, 2018
My deepest condolences to my cousin and my family

Tanya Davis
October 18, 2018
May great memories and God's grace and mercy bring you peace and comfort during this great loss. Absent from the body present with the Lord. Lori, you were your mom's earthly angel, now she is your heavenly angel. I am here if you need me for anything. Mary rest in peace until we are all reunited.
Thelma Wyatt
October 18, 2018
There are many people in the world named Mary, some for which another name would have been more suitable. In the case of Mary Lyles Watkins, her name was most appropriate. Mary was considerate, loving, caring and uplifting to all who knew her. I offer my condolences to the Watkins family. May GOD bless all of you and give you comfort as you grieve for her. Know that she is in the presence of the LORD.
Catherine Nettles Miller
October 18, 2018
Grief can be so hard, but our special memories help us cope. Remembering you and your loved one today and always.
Carmen Bonner-Jones
Acquaintance
October 18, 2018
Lori, my sincere condolence for the loss of your mother. You took great care of your mother. You will continue to be blessed.

Y. Thompson-Rogers
October 18, 2018
To the Watkins family. May your love for Mary as the love you have in Christ, be comforting for you during this time.
Mary Jones
Acquaintance
October 18, 2018
My Condolences to you and your family pookie from Karen Jessie Bond
Karen Bond
October 18, 2018
My condolences to Lori and Calvin on the passing of their mother. May GOD bless you all in this time of sorrow.
Al Mickens
October 17, 2018
My condolences to you and your family. May God give you comfort and peace at thus time.
Annette Dodson
October 17, 2018
My sincere condolences to the Calvin and the Watkins family! Sending prayers of comfort and peace!
Jacquelyn Williams
October 17, 2018
Our condolences to Lori and calvin and all the Watkins family for the loss of your beloved one. We will keep you in our prayers. Robert and Rosa Lord.



Robert and Rosa Lord
Friend
October 17, 2018
The Father has now bestowed her rest! Lori, you have been a devoted daughter and loving caregiver to your Mom for years. In a way, He has delivered you from your blessed work. You'll see her on the other side... The Lord's blessings to you and the family. Lauren
October 17, 2018
I have known Mrs. Watkins since I was a young child going to Koinonia Baptist Church. Her daughter, Lori and I sang in the choir there as children, I am also friends with her nieces and son, Calvin. I remember her being the kindest person. So loving and sweet. Condolences to the Watkins and Lyles families, she was and will forever be loved. Rest in Heaven, Mrs. Watkins.
Tuwana (Bowling) Alford
Tuwana Alford
October 17, 2018
My condolences Pookie& family.
October 17, 2018
Lori, I remember those days when we were little, at your house. Aunt Mary, Uncle James, Milton Earl , in the basement. We had a ball! We will be family eternally. I'm sorry you have to endure this pain but know she is at rest. I love you and you are in my prayers.

Love you,
Nez
October 17, 2018
I extend my deepest sympathy to the family of Mary Watkins. Her picture reminded me of how often she smiled. Mary was a very positive, caring person. May GOD comfort you and may you find solace in the knowledge that you will see her again. When you do see her




















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October 17, 2018
To the entire family of Mary Watkins. It deeply saddens me to learn of the passing of Ms. Mary. She can now rest in the arms of the Lord. Lori you have my deepest condolence in the loss of your mother. May God continue to wrap his arms around you and your family. Love you all.
Portia Hoyle
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