Lisa Marie Watkins

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On Wednesday, December 22, 2021, at 4:44 pm, the angel of silence came into Room 6, at St. Ann’s Hospital, Columbus, Ohio, and with chilly fingers sealed the lips of our loving sister, aunt, niece and cousin, LISA MARIE WATKINS. At the age of fifty- six (56) years, her soul winged its flight from this world of sin, sorrow and pain, to a place of eternal rest.

Lisa’s earthly pilgrimage began on Saturday, December 18, 1965, in Beckley, West Virginia, when she was born the baby of six and the only girl of Reverend John Earlie and Lois Virginia Buster Watkins, who preceded her in death.

Lisa spent her childhood and most of her adult life in Beards Fork, West Virginia. She was a life -long member of the Mount Olive Baptist Church. Lisa loved to sing, and her sweet voice rang out in praise as she often sang her favorite Baptist hymns. Lisa knew every verse of these songs by heart, and she was not going to stop until she sang every verse.

Although Lisa was born with a disability, she did not let it define who she was or what she thought. She was an absolute joy, and she loved being the center of attention. Lisa did not mind telling you “NO”; and if you did not understand, she would spell it for you!

Lisa had a special love for her five brothers, especially Johnny. She always wanted to make sure that Johnny was ok; and she did her best to care for him when she was home. Lisa moved to Columbus, Ohio, in October, 2018, to live with her brother, Gregory, where she remained until her passing.

Lisa loved living in Columbus, and she loved her Ohio family dearly; including the Higher Ground Church family. She enjoyed constantly being around people.

Lisa was preceded in death by her parents, maternal grandparents, Elbersole and Edna Buster, paternal grandparents, James and Mattie Watkins and brothers, Gerald Watkins, SP5 Emmanuel Watkins and Gary Dewayne Watkins

Lisa leaves to forever cherish her memory: brothers, John Thomas Watkins, Gregory (Deborah) Watkins; sisters-in-law, Wilma “Tee” Watkins, Krystal Watkins, Twana Watkins Price; Nieces and Nephews, Brian (Patty) Watkins, Braylyn Watkins, Bakita (Lamont) Amos, Michelle Watkins, Tiffany Watkins, Taniqua (Brandon) Palmer, Tajuana (Johnny) Jones , Gregory Watkins, Justin (Jessica) Watkins; uncle, Dr. Sherman S. Watkins; special cousins, Dorethea Smith, Lynn (Billy) Austin, Kathryn Coles, Freda (Emmit) Patterson, Priscilla (Bobby) Williams; close friends, Charlene Newkirk and Kim Barrett and a host of other relatives and friends.

Lisa will be greatly missed by all that loved her!!!!!

Visitation 5:00 PM and Funeral Service 6:00 PM Sunday, January 2, 2022 at Higher Ground Always Abounding Assemblies, 870 St. Clair Ave. Interment at Glen Rest Memorial Estates. Ministry of Comfort entrusted to MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH, 2500 Cleveland Ave.

Condolence Messages

  1. Regina McKnight-Gilbert

    Johnny, Gregg, and family my deepest and most sincere sympathy for the passing of Lisa. My heart is heavy although yours is heavier. I am glad to have spent enjoyable times and many
    hours visiting with Lisa and Lois sitting and talking on the porch in Beards Fork: those are precious memories for me. Lisa has gone to get her crown and I pray that brings joy to your hearts. I love you and God does too. I know, He will strengthen you and ease your pain. You all are in my prayers, Your cousin Regina McKnight-Gilbert

  2. My heart is so heavy about Lisa. I loved her wonderful smile and she always made me laugh. I thank God for putting her in our lives now she can rest with our heavenly family.

  3. When I first saw Lisa, she was something in me. Lisa is a beautiful lady, and have a beautiful smile too. I ask her that you need anything, said no. she told me in the nice way. Lisa is a beautiful lady inside, and out. Me, and Lisa talk, when we have a home going service, or when there’s a food pantry going on. I look at Lisa as a sister, just like I at Greg and his wife Deborah as a brother and a sister-in-law. Lisa has a beautiful personality, she talk, and I listen to her when I was waiting for my ride. I going to miss her, and her beautiful smile too. I know she’s in a great place. RIH Lisa.

    I love you Lisa.

    Erma Wonita Swanson.

  4. Libby Thomas Brown

    I am so heart broken right now. Lisa was my friend, my buddy. My prayers of comfort to the whole family during this time.
    Love you all

  5. Doretha, Lynn, Sammy and the entire Watkins family
    I am sorry for your loss. I will be praying for all of you. You know Jesus and that is how you will make it thru your bereavement. He can be whatever you need him to be, now and always. Travel safe. Share the love of Jesus the Christ with all of your family.

  6. Cynthia Mullins Rakes

    So so sorry to learn of Lisa’s passing. I can still see her walking in the alley to come visit with mom. Mama loved Lisa. Please know that the Watkins family is in my prayers.
    Cindy Mullins

  7. Darlene McKnight

    My Watkins family, I too feel the sadness of Lisa’s passing, but I’m enlightened by memories of her kind spirit. At this moment my memory of Lisa is filled with the joyful times of living in
    Beards Fork. She always knew how to put a smile on ones face. My prayers are with you all.

  8. Bro Chuck Dyson

    My condolences to you bro. Gregg and the Watkins family, may the God of peace strengthen you all during this time of transition knowing that He never makes mistakes.

  9. Minister Michael Stephen Clayborne

    Our prayers are with this dear lady and the family during this time. May God comfort and keep you.

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