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Lessie A. Watkins

May 8, 1932 ~ July 23, 2019 (age 87)

Lessie A. Watkins of Holden, WV was born May 8, 1932 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, a daughter of the late Guy Sr. and Frances Yates Foster.

She departed this life Tuesday, July 23, 2019 at Logan Regional Medical Center. Preceding her in death was her late husband Mose Hamlet, her current husband Frank Watkins, her daughter Mosetta Fearwell, her brother Guy Foster and four sisters Sadie Foster, Judy Thomas, Bessie Hawkins, and Jennie Day.

Lessie attended Aracoma High School. She was united in marriage to Mose Hamlet and to the union were born seven children. She worked for JT Fish Company and GC. Murphy Department Store. She was a retired nurse from Logan General Hospital with thirty-two years of service. She was a member of St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church at Cora where she was a member of the choir and served as a Church Clerk for many years.

Lessie was a very dedicated servant in her church. She was a member of Eastern Star.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life, three sons, Mose Hamlet Jr. of Capital Height, MD, Darrell (Vicky) Hamlet of Logan, WV, and Michael (Patricia) Hamlet of Upper Marlboro, MD; three daughters, Linda Richardson of Logan, WV, Brenda (Desmond) Burns of Forestville, MD, and Lessie (Brian) Law of Charleston, WV; three sisters, Ethel Murphy of Logan, WV, Jessie Sanfranciso of Huntington, WV, and Willie-Mae Johnson of Bluffton, SC; two step-sons, Frank (Sherrie) Watkins of Charleston, WV and Tyrone Watkins of Charlotte, NC; two step-daughters, Littie (Victor) Simpson of Huntington, WV and Jennifer Watkins of Bronx, NY; eighteen grandchildren, thirty-two great grandchildren, and one great-great-great grandchild, and many nieces, nephews, and  two special (sister in laws) Loretta Foster and Littie Mai Fizer.

Service will be held 1:00 PM Saturday, August 3, 2019 at St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church in Cora, WV with Reverend Curtis Calloway officiating. Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Cemetery in Pecks Mill, WV. A visitation will begin a hour prior to the service. Collins Funeral Home Inc. of Switzer, WV is overseeing the arrangements.

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