June 2, 1994
PHYLLIS E. WATKINS
NEWPORT NEWS – Phyllis Edwards Watkins, 91, a native of Newport News and lifelong Peninsula resident, died on May 31, 1994.
Mrs. Watkins retired from the Hotel Warwick, where she was a hostess. She was a member of Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church.
Survived by a daughter, Jean W. Thomas of Newport News; three sons, Norvell E. Watkins of Hampton, Carl W. L. Watkins of Dickinson, Texas, and Allen H. Watkins of Herndon; a sister, Eunice E. Jordan of Hampton; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be on Thursday from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Peninsula Funeral Home. A funeral service will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday at Chestnut Memorial United Methodist Church by Rev. Rudolph E. Tucker Jr. and Rev. Tommy Davidson. Burial in Greenlawn Cemetery. Peninsula Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.