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Helen Louise Watkins

February 28, 1935 — July 26, 2021

Helen Louise Watkins

ASHEVILLE – Helen Louise Watkins, age 86, of Asheville, died Monday, July 26, 2021, at Aston Park Health Care Center.

Mrs. Watkins was born February 28, 1935, in Buncombe County to the late Rex and Anna Lee McCrary Thompson.

 In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her husband, Robert “Brub” Watkins, who died in 1997 and her son, Rick Watkins.

She is survived by her daughter, Cathy Fortner (Bobby); granddaughter, Jessica Ford (Landon); and two great grandchildren, Willa Grace and Jase Ford.

Her funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday July 31, 2021 in Pleasant Hills Baptist Church, 754 Aiken Road, Asheville.  Reverend Keith Watkins will officiate.  Burial will follow in Ashelawn Gardens of Memory, Asheville.

The family will greet friends from 10:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Saturday prior to the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, those desiring to make a memorial contribution are encouraged to consider; Aston Park Health Care Center 380 Brevard Road, Asheville, NC  28806.

For those who desire, condolences may be offered to the family under Mrs. Watkins’ obituary at www.WestFamilyFuneralServices.com.

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Past Services

Visitation

Saturday, July 31, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

754 Aiken Rd, Asheville, NC 28804

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Funeral Service

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Eastern time)

Pleasant Hill Baptist Church

754 Aiken Rd, Asheville, NC 28804

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Burial

Ashelawn Gardens of Memory

901 Aiken Rd, Asheville, NC 28804

Following the service

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