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Jeanette Watkins

May 19, 1949 ~ December 26, 2021 (age 72)

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Obituary

Jeanette Watkins, 72 of Rockingham, NC passed on Sunday, December 26, 2021.  Funeral service will be held at 11am on Monday, January 3, 2022 in the Chapel at Nelson Funeral Home, 1021 E. Washington Street, Rockingham, NC.  Public Viewing will be held on, Sunday, January 2, 2022, 12-4pm at Nelson Funeral Home, 1021 E. Washington Street, Rockingham, NC. Burial will follow at Lincoln Memorial Park, 860 Fayetteville Road, Rockingham, NC  28379.  Nelson Funeral Service is serving the family.

Obituary

Jeanette Watkins was born on May 19, 1949 to the late Mary Viola Watkins and Leo Watkins. Our Heavenly Father saw fit to call her from labor to reward on December 26, 2021 First Health Richmond Memorial Center.

Jeanette came to Washington, DC were she met her husband, Terry S. Thomas. There are many wonderful things that can be said about Ms. Watkins. She had a giving heart that would not hesitate to give to any person in need. Her kind heart will not be forgotten and she will be truly missed.

Jeanette was a proud wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. The love for family and friends were paramount in Jeanette’s life and she had no problem showing that love and affection. I say with great joy that Jeanette cherished every moment of being a grandmother to her three grandchildren, Keon, Keiara and Keenan Watkins. She would never hesitate to give her grandchildren any and everything that they needed to help them grow.

As a wife, the love of her life, Terry S. Thomas. They shared a connection of love that lasted for over 30 years. You would rarely see one person without the other person someone close by. Terry and Jeanette enjoyed the simplest things in life. In Jeanette’s final moment of life, just like a true loving husband, Terry was there by her bedside holding her hand as he watched her take her final breathe. Their love truly lasted a lifetime.

She leaves to mourn her passing and cherish her memory, her husband, Terry S. Thomas; two sons: James Watkins and Gregory Watkins (wife Jeanette Watkins); three grandchildren: Keon Watkins, Keiara Watkins and Keenan Watkins; her only sister Alice Watkins; and a host of cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Services

American Legion Service
Sunday
January 2, 2022

12:00 PM
Nelson Funeral Services
1021 E Washington St
Rockingham, NC 28379

American Legion Service
Monday
January 3, 2022

11:00 AM
Nelson Funeral Services
1021 E Washington St
Rockingham, NC 28379

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