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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