Mrs. Addie “Elizabeth” Bryant Watkins of 1309 Manovill Place, Raleigh, NC, passed away peacefully at her home on Monday, April 29, 2013.
A funeral service will be held on Friday, May 3, 2013 at 11 o’clock at First Baptist Church of Raleigh, 99 Salisbury Street, Raleigh, NC 27603 with Dr. Rev. Christopher Chapman officiating. Burial will follow at Montlawn Memorial Park, 2911 S. Wilmington Street, Raleigh, NC 27603. The family will receive friends on Thursday, May 2, 2013 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 300 St. Mary’s Street, Raleigh, NC 27605.
Mrs. Watkins was born in Goldsboro, NC on September 9, 1926 to Jeff Corbett Bryant and Addie Elizabeth Lee Bryant. She was the beloved wife of Claiborne Evans Watkins Sr. for 49 years and a longtime member of First Baptist Church of Raleigh, where she served in the Nursery Department for many years. Mrs. Watkins was a loving daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, aunt and friend. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Mrs. Watkins is survived by one son, Clay Watkins, Jr. of Raleigh; daughter, Patricia Weston of Columbia, SC; three grandchildren, Clay Watkins III; Charlie Weston; and Lauren Weston; sister, Marjorie Ntakounakis of Maryland.
Mrs. Watkins is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Claiborne Evans Watkins Sr.; son-in-law, Richard Weston; sisters, Helen Dew; Martha Brock; and Mary Ann Sutton; brothers, J.C.; Bobby; and Bill Bryant.
Memorials may be made to First Baptist Church of Raleigh, 99 Salisbury St., Raleigh, NC 27603.
Condolences may be sent to www.BrownWynne.com