HOUSTON – Edna Earl Watkins, 84, died Friday, Nov. 22 in Houston.
She was born July 28, 1929, to Jackson Murphy “Bud” and Hattie Mae Sanders, in Madden in Leake County.
She worked at Gulf States Ceramic Tile in Houston. She attended the Word of Life Church in Tupelo.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24 at Thorn Church of God with Bro. Tommy Galloway and Bro Arnold Amason officiating. Interment will follow in Memorial Garden Cemetery in Chickasaw County. Southern Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
She is survived by her children, Carol Burgess (Leon) of Houston, Billy Watkins (Judy) of Houston, Robert Watkins of Tupelo and Brenda Brassfield (Jamie) of Houston; her sister Natha Lee “Dunk” Wooldridge (Buck) of Belden; her brother J.T. Gill (Eunice) of Pontotoc; 15 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Mable Gilmer and a brother W. E. “Ebb” Sanders.
Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home; she will lay in repose at the church from 1 p.m. until the service Sunday.