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.