Mrs. Watkins retired from Florsheim Shoe Company of Paducah and was a member of Oaklawn Baptist Church.
She is survived by three daughters, Henrietta Lee Watkins of Paducah, Sarah (Watkins) Henry and husband Victor of Paducah, Theresa (Watkins) Prewitt and husband Rob of Reidland; one brother, Wayne Solomon of Paducah; three sisters, Kathleen Hausman of Nashville, TN, Mildred Watkins of Paducah, Marjorie King of Sharpe; four grandsons, Julian Orange of Paducah, Luke Henry of Clarksville, TN, Brian Henry of Paducah, Casey Prewitt of Louisville, KY; four great grandchildren; one great great granddaughter; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Henry Watkins; one granddaughter, Lisa Orange; parents, Willie Thomas Solomon and Sarah Almeta (Culp) Solomon; one brother; and one sister.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM Thursday, June 6, 2013 at Hughes Funeral Home of Paducah with Rev. Terry Sills and Rev. Royce Dukes officiating. Burial will follow at Wilson Cemetery in Palma, KY.
Visitation will be held from 5:00 PM until 8:00 PM Wednesday, June 5, 2013 at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy may take the form of donations made to Oaklawn Baptist Church, 500 Oaks Rd Paducah, KY 42003 or West End Baptist Church, 324 S 28th St Paducah, KY 42003 or Immanuel Baptist Church, 3465 Buckner Ln Paducah, KY 42001.