CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA
April 25, 1937 - July 26, 2020
Barbara A. Watkins born April 25, 1937 to the late Nannie Allen Lewis and Harvey R. Allen departed this life on July 26, 2020. She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe, her sister, Mary (Sally Allen) and a daughter, Donna Davis. Barbara graduated from Douglas High School in 1954. She attended East High Trade School where she became a Licensed Practical Nurse. Her license number was 16 in the state of West Virginia. Barbara went to work at Huntington Hospital in the operating room where she stayed for over 30 years. During those years she decided to further her Nursing Education by attending Marshall University. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing and became a L.N. In 1991, she married the love of her life, Joe and moved to Cleveland, Ohio. Barbara continued to work in surgery for a number of years before retiring in 1999 from Huron Hospital. She was a member of Shaker UCC for many years before moving her membership to Euclid UCC. She loved church and she was active in the choir and the usher board. She was a willing worker in most things she was asked to do. She leaves to mourn her daughter, DeAnna Watkins, her grandchildren, Talisha, Arinne, and Shannon (Michelle) and a host of great grandchildren, cousins, nieces, nephews, and a dear friend, Willa Mae.
A public viewing for Ms. Watkins will be held from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM on Saturday, August 1, 2020 at Cremation Society of Charlotte, 4300 Statesville Rd, Charlotte, NC 28269.
The Watkins Family have entrusted arrangements to Cremation Society of Charlotte, Inc.
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