Ann H. Watkins
December 7, 1938 - March 24, 2018
A most gracious, kind and loving wife, mother and grandmother passed away peacefully in her sleep surrounded by her family on Saturday, March 24, 2018. Ann H. Watkins was born at the Flower Hospital, formerly located at the corner of Delaware and College Avenue in Newark, Delaware, where she lived most of her life. She was a graduate of Goldey-Beacom College, and shared her beautiful voice as a member of the Wilmington Opera Society. Ann’s husband and family were her priority, and she spent over ten years supporting Coach Watkins and her children at Canal Little League. She also served several roles with the New Castle County Vocational-Technical School District, retiring after 20 years of service in 2003. Often described as one of the most pleasant and kindest ladies, Ann will be sorely missed by all of those who knew and loved her.
Ann was 79, and was predeceased by her brother, Frank B. Hitchens, Jr. She is survived by her best friend and husband of 47 years Charles T. Watkins Jr. (Chuck), son Charles T. Watkins III (Chip), daughter Kathryn A. Bailey (Katie), and son-in-law Rodney D. Bailey, all of Newark, Delaware. She is also survived by five loving grandchildren; Bethany G. Watkins, Jeffrey C. Bailey, Heather E. Bailey, Tyler D. Bailey, and Maddie J. Heeney.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 10 am until 11 am on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 121 West Park Place, Newark, DE, where a funeral service will begin will begin at 11 am. Interment will be held privately at Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery at the convenience of the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Ann’s name to Special Olympics Delaware, 619 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 19716.
6 Condolences for Ann H. Watkins
Rodney & Katie –
My deepest sympathies in the loss of your Mom. Sounds like she was a WONDERFUL woman and gave lovingly to her family and community. I’m certain she will be sorely missed. My prayers go out to you and your family in this difficult time, that the memories and legacy she left behind give you peace and comfort in your heart….. Nela
My heartfelt condolences to the family. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories of your dear loved one, Miss Ann. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the God of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, “He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of the righteous ones so they will have the opportunity to live forever in perfect health in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God’s promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I have personally found very comforting thoughts on jw.org.
My sincere condolences to Ann’s family on her passing. I knew her for many years and had the privilege of working with her in the vo- tech school district.
As noted by her family and friends, Ann was a wonderful person: kind, helpful, friendly and gentle. I truly appreciated the guidance and support she provided in such a professional manner.
To her family, please know Ann was a respected friend and colleague. So sorry for your loss.
Sincerely, Steve Godowsky
Chuck, sorry for you loss. Wanted to let you know that you are still in my memory as a teammate and as a coworker. The obit made me realize you have been a lucky man to have shared your life with her.
Roni Salony Colombo
Mr. Watkins, Chip and Katie,
So very sorry for your loss. Mrs. Watkins was a wonderful woman. Please know that you are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
To Rodney and the Bailey Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.