Shirley Watkins

Obituary of Shirley Watkins

Shirley Bodie Watkins, 81, widow of Bernard Watkins, passed away Friday, June 16, 2017 at Sumter Health and Rehab.


Born in Berkley County, a daughter of the late John B. and Edith Bryant Bodie, Shirley was a homemaker and a member of Croswell Baptist Church.


She is survived by three sisters, Dorothy B. Able of Minnesota, Patsy B. Skipper of Florence, and Edith B. Jernigan of Murrells Inlet; two special nieces, Irene Cooper Johnson (Bill) of Georgetown, and Stacey McCray (Bill) of Alcolu; a very special friend, Len McLeod of Pinewood; and numerous other nieces and nephews.


Memorial services will be Saturday, June 24, 2017 in the chapel of Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home with the Reverend Hazel Charles, of Mt. Nebo Baptist Church, officiating.


Memorials may be made to Office of Development, Shriners Hospitals for Children, 2900 Rocky Point Dr., Tampa, FL 33607.


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Elmore Hill McCreight Funeral Home & Crematory, 221 Broad Street, Sumter, is in charge of the arrangements (803) 775-9386.