Benjamin Joshua Watkins
2006 - 2020
BORN
2006
DIED
2020
FUNERAL HOME
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue
Gary, IN
Benjamin Joshua Watkins, age 14, passed away on Monday, November 16, 2020 at Lurie's Children's Hospital in Chicago, IL. Ben was born on September 20, 2006, to the late Leila Edwards and Michael Watkins Jr. Ben, an aspiring Chef and Engineer, was a witty and curious child that could have a conversation about anything; he left most adults thinking, "what doesn't this kid know." Ben will be missed by all that knew him especially his Grandma Donna and Uncles: Anthony and Christopher, who were raising him along with the rest of his loving family, including Lurie's Children's Hospital family, Discovery Charter School family, MasterChef Jr family, Trent McCain family and many other close friends. Visitation: Friday, December 4, 2020 from 12 noon- 8:00 p.m. at the Guy & Allen Chapel, 2959 West 11th Avenue. Funeral Service: Saturday, December 5, 2020 at 10:00 a.m. at Saint Mary's of the Lakes 6060 Miller Avenue in Gary, Indiana. Bishop Dale officiating.


Published by Post-Tribune from Nov. 29 to Dec. 2, 2020.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Dec
4
Visitation
12:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
2959 West 11th Avenue, Gary, IN
Dec
5
Funeral service
10:00a.m.
Saint Mary's of the Lakes
6060 Miller Avenue, Gary, IN
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Guy & Allen Funeral Directors, Inc.
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21 Entries
What an amazing young man. May his memory be a blessing. xo
patricia comeford adams
December 8, 2020
Lisa Simpson
December 4, 2020
Lisa Simpson
December 4, 2020
I didn't know Ben, but my heart has been heavy since I learned of his passing. I hope others who read of him in the New York Times, Chicago Tribune and other noted publications that have featured his story will be inspired to reach higher, be brave through adversity, and to not waste the precious time the Lord gives us on earth. I am thankful for young Ben's life and send prayers for hope and healing to all who grieve his loss.

Karen Jacobs
Karen Jacobs
December 3, 2020
Ernesto Martinez
December 3, 2020
So Sorry to Hear about Ben's Passing and He was on that Chef show.
May He RIP easy with God.
Miles Robinson
December 3, 2020
My sincere condolences to the family of Master Benjamin Watkins I did not know him personally but I truly loved watching him on Master Chef Jr. Ben always had a smile on his face.
Davetta Lee
December 3, 2020
Quando começou a passar Masterchef jr aqui no Brasil eu me apaixonei instantemente por Ben , minha torcida era pra ele , seu doce sorriso me encantou . Você foi um guerreiro .Descanse no paraíso , anjo lindo .
Rosana Barbieri
December 3, 2020
The Lord's blessings to the family and friends...
December 3, 2020
Ben was one of the sweetest kids/young men I knew. He always had a smile ready for you in the halls of Discovery. I will always remember when Ben got some fancy shoes and loved them so much. He was going hiking and put grocery bags over them so they didn't get dirty. He was a great friend to Greyson and will always have a special place in the Gonzalez's hearts. Sending love to all who knew him and knowing that this world is missing a big piece of it with him gone.
The Gonzalez Family
December 3, 2020
In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.
Bernice Clark
December 2, 2020
You have touched so many lives with your smile, determination and talent. Rest In Peace Ben the whole world loves and will miss you so much
Lawanda Sharpe
December 2, 2020
Ben, we will miss you. I will see you later at The Welcome Table where you are preparing heavenly meals for us. God comfort all who loved and knew you ❤
Vanessa Hardimon
Acquaintance
December 2, 2020
Rest In God's Heavenly Kingdom Benjamin. May Our God Comfort Your Entire Family During This Time of Sorrow. God bless
Ms. Brown
Friend
December 1, 2020
Praying for his family and friends. I didnt know him accept for seeing him on the show he was very talented. Gone to soon.
Myrtle Mateen
December 1, 2020
RIP buddy heaven has a great chef now .
Prayers go out to the family and may God be with Benjamin.
Johnny Carrillo
Acquaintance
November 30, 2020
I never met you personally young man but I really enjoyed following you on Master Chef Jr. I was very proud of you. You gave your all. Now may you rest with our Heavenly Father.
Conzy Harrison
Acquaintance
November 30, 2020
Rest in peace ....you are an angel
Renata Chlopecki
November 29, 2020
To The Family Of
Benjamin Joshua Watkins

I'm so sorry for your loss, the Lord comfort, strengthen & give you peace
Deborah Anderson
November 29, 2020
RIP !!! Young man. Praying for the family. I saw Benjamin on the Chef cooking channel, I enjoyed watching this young man cook and win. All of the kids were great, but this young man made my heart smile ..I was so proud of you and what you had accomplished..Family.you all raised up a great young man who will be truly missed by all whom knew him. God bless you all.
elizabeth battle
Acquaintance
November 29, 2020
Rest In Paradise Ben. You were a great Chef, with an promising career. Lord have mercy. I'm praying for comfort, for your family!!
Vivian Walton
Friend
November 29, 2020
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