resident Eva Watkins, passed away Monday, May 9, 2016, at Lakeland Regional
Medical Center in Hospice Care.
She was born May
20, 1939, in Marion, Indiana, to Ollie and Gladys Richey, who preceded her
She was preceded in
death by one son, Terrance Watkins, six brothers, Chuck, Bill, Owen, Jim,
Joe, and Richard.
She is survived by
two sons Pete Watkins (wife Jo) of Haines City, Fla., Patrick Watkins of
Orlando, Fla., and two daughters Vivian Besser of Winter Haven, Fla., and
Beverly Watkins of Bakersfield, CA, one sister, Jerry Dunsizer of Winter
Haven, Fla., and one brother David Richey of Tennessee. She has many
grandchildren and a few great-grandchildren.
She was a women who
loved life and loved helping others.
Eva Watkins has
been a resident of Florida for many years. She went back to school at the
age of 53 with her two sons Terrance and Pete to get her high school
diploma. Then she decided to go to school to become a Home Health Aide, all
the while caring for her ailing mother, and completed the course and
obtained her Certificate. Once she received her diploma she started working
at Bishop Gray Inn as a home health aide in the assisted living.
Her hobby was
crocheting and she was always making something and thinking of others. She
never followed patterns, it was always by sight. No two things were ever
made the same way, they were all originals.
She was a very
special mother, grandmother and friend to many, and will be greatly missed.
She was a member of
the Church Of God.
and Celebration of her heavenly entrance is to be held on May 20, 2016, at 1
p.m., in the Club House at Lake Deer Mobile Home Hamlet, 3301 Avenue G NW,
Winter Haven, Florida, 33880.