Joyce Blondell Watkins

February 21, 1934 ~ March 18, 2019 (age 85)

Joyce Blondell Watkins, 85, of Benton, IL passed away Monday, March 18, 2019 at her home.
She was born in Trenton, Tennessee on February 21, 1934, the daughter of Elonzo & Pearl (Abbott) Smith.
Mrs. Watkins was a member of the Fires of Revival Church in Benton. She was was retired from the Rock Island Arsenal.
She is survived by her:
Sister: Mary Carroll & husband Jack of Columbia, MO
Brother: Joseph Schelsky & wife Sandy of St. Louis, MO
Her Grandson: Joshua
Numerous Nieces & Nephews
Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her Parents, by a Daughter- Donna Johnson, by a Son-Eddie Dean Watkins, by a Sister-Janet Marie Parker, by a Sister-Edith Baumhardt, by a Brother-James Schelsky & by a Brother-Rusty Burns.
Funeral services will be held at 1:00 P.M. Friday, March 22nd at The Fires of Revival Church in Benton with Rev. Dean Severin officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic & Oddfellows Cemetery in Benton. Visitation will be from 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Thursday at the Morton & Johnston Funeral Home in Benton, and after 12:00 Noon on Friday until the funeral at the Church.
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