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St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday August 3rd, 2019
12:00pm - 1:00pm

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St. Phillips Missionary Baptist Church
Saturday August 3rd, 2019

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Lessie A. Watkins

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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A SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent on August 1, 2019

With Love and Sympathy to the family. Love Christopher and Alisha Warner

Expression of Sympathy Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM


Our hearts are with you in your time of sorrow with love and prayers, our deepest sympathy Love The Foster Family

Expression of Sympathy Aug 1 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lessie Watkins

Paula Jul 31 2019 12:00 AM

A GRANDMOTHER'S GARDEN REMEMBERED was ordered on July 30, 2019

Expression of Sympathy Jul 30 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lessie Watkins

Sade Jul 29 2019 12:00 AM

So very sorry for the loss of your mother.

Tena Murphy Sheppard Jul 28 2019 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Lessie Watkins

Richard Day Jul 27 2019 12:00 AM

Mrs. Lessie was a dear friend to me. She and I would sit in her living room and cut up, talk about the old days, and talk about the Lord Jesus and His Word. If she needed any kind of work done, she would always give me a call. I will definitely miss her. Prayers for her family and friends.

Mark Jones Jul 26 2019 12:00 AM

Lessie was a beautiful person inside and out. May Gods peace surround her family. ROMELL MITCHELL

Romell Mann mitchell Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM

I worked with Lessie when I first became a RN. 36 yrs ago ,she was always kind and helpful to me.

Peggy Mayhorn Jul 25 2019 12:00 AM