Barbara Ann Watkins

In Memorial
Barbara Ann Watkins, age 77.  Sunrise May 27, 1938 in Catherine, WV and Sunset November 3, 2015 at Mt. Carmel East Hospital Columbus, Ohio.  Barbara was formerly employed at Franklin Park Medical Center.  She was a member of Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies where she served on the Convention Staff and Administrative Staff.  She was also President of the Nurses Corp.  Sister Watkins was preceded in death by her parents Charlie and Callie (Roland) Murray, husband Bishop Wilbert J. Watkins Sr. and brother Sidney Murray.  Left to forever cherish her memory, sons Wilbert J. Watkins Jr., Norman D. (Sally) Watkins, Timothy C. Watkins, and David L. (Christine) Watkins, daughters Karen A. Watkins, Shelia D. Watkins, Sherri L. Watkins, and Kia R. Watkins, brother in law Dr. Sherman S. Watkins, special cousin Oscar C. Cheese, Sister-In-Laws Lois Watkins, Freda (Emmitt) Patterson, Catherine Coles, 29 grandchildren, 34 great grandchildren, 2  great-great  grandchildren and a host of other  family and friends.  Visitation 6:00pm and Funeral 7:00pm Tuesday November 10, 2015 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies 870 St. Clair Ave.  Procession will depart from Higher Ground AAA at 9:30am Wednesday for a 10:00am interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. 

Condolence Messages

  1. Bishop Edward Shouse

    May the Lord grant this precious family strength, peace, in this time of bereavement. So sorry to hear of this transition, we are in awe as we watch a generation leave us, we cherish the times we had in the Lord. We believe the saying that is so often quoted, “…Earth has no sorrow that heaven can’t heal…” Know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Bishop Edward E. and Lady Rose Marie Shouse and family.

  2. Chris & Valerie P. Washington

    To the Watkins Family: We pray that the Comforting Power of God’s Holy Spirit will rest upon your hearts; God Bless you and We love you, In Jesus’ Name ❤️

  3. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss…our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time. Your Kenworth Family

  4. Ernest BrileySr

    To our extended family you have our heartfelt sympathy. May God bless you during this difficult time and may the lights of heaven comfort you. We are praying for our Watkins family. If there is anything we can do now and in the future just let us know. We love you all.

  5. Pastor Kim Harris Carter

    I would like to express my condolences to the Watkins Family. “Earth has no sorrow that heaven cannot heal.” I am saddened at Sister Watkins having to leave this world; but I am joyous that she has now gained the complete healing; not only of her body; but of her soul as well, never to be sick again. Sister Watkins has lived out what the apostle Paul said in Philippians 1:21, “for to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.” Remember the words written by John in the book of Revelations 14:13. “….Blessed are the dead which die in the Lord from henceforth; yea, saith the Spirit, that they may rest from their labors; and their works do follow them.” My prayer is that God would grant you peace and strength as only he can. Pastor Kim Harris Carter

  6. Felicia A. Saunders

    My prayers are with the Watkins Family. Your mother was a beautiful soul and now she is our Angel. I remember many days over the Watkins house, she was the mother of the community (Livingston and 22nd).

    Rest in Heaven!

  7. Jill Hammonds (Bland)

    My prayers are you all.

  8. Jill Hammonds (Bland)

    My condolences to you all. I remember venturing to your home as a teenager and your mother was always welcoming, polite and kind. I fondly remember, your mother telling Pete to drive me home and not let me walk home. Her kindness will forever be remembered. On behalf of the entire Bland family, we offer our condolences and god bless you and your family.

  9. My condolences to the Watkins family. I was saddened to hear of the passing of your dear mother. I remember most her smile and her kindness. I know God will see you through this time, you are in my thoughts and prayers. And I am so glad I got to meet and fellowship with your mom.
    Sis. Debra Dandridge

Leave Your Condolence