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Blanche Watkins

Blanche "Mildred" Solomon Watkins age 86 of Paducah went home to be with her Heavenly Father on Saturday July 12, 2014 at 12;38 P.M. from her residence surrounded by her family.

Mildred was a native of Marshall County Kentucky. She was a member of the West End Baptist Church for 56 years, an associate member of the Paducah Fire Fighters Union and a member of the Bridge Street Eagles Club. She retired from the Florsheim Shoe Factory. Mildred was know to many as "Meemaw" and she loved being a Mother, Grandmother, and a Great grandmother. She always spent time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren so they would know how much she loved them. Meemaw loved to dance, listen to gospel music and country music playing dominoes, exercising and relaxing on her porch swing. She is survived by her daughter, Milda Watkins Reising ( Stephen) of Owensboro, KY., two sons, Ronnie Dale Watkins ( Gloria) and Earl Lee Watkins ( Beverly) both of Paducah. Her daughter-in-law, Belva Watkins of Paducah. One brother, Wayne Solomon ( Patricia ) of Paducah. Two sisters,  Kathleen Hausman ( Richard ) of Nashville, TN. and Marjorie King of  Sharpe, KY. Nine Grandchildren and 23 Great Grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert Earl Watkins, one son Bobby Ray Watkins, one brother, Charlie Ray Solomon two sisters, Willie Mae Solomon  Myers, Dorothy Louise Watkins.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held Wednesday July 16, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at the Keeling Family Funeral Home with the Rev. Terry Sills and Rev. Nathan Williams officiating. Burial will follow in the Wilson Cemetery in Marshall County. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00 P.M. till 8:00 P.M. Tuesday July 15, 2014 at the funeral home and from 9:00 am till funeral hour Wednesday. Family request memorials be given to the West End Baptist Church 324 South 28th Street Paducah, KY. 42003.

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 Milda, April, and Trent, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. With deepest sympathy, Mary Millay 

Mary Millay Jul 15 2014 12:00 AM

 Milda, My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. Although your mother is not with you, your memories will stay in your heart forever. 

Donna Jul 15 2014 12:00 AM

 Milda, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. She will truly be missed by all that knew her. Our loss but Heavens gain. To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under Heaven, Ecclesiastes 3:1. 

Ericka Quarles Jul 15 2014 12:00 AM

 We are so very sorry. Prayers for comfort and peace. 

Ken and Terri Barnett Jul 15 2014 12:00 AM

 Milda, our thoughts are with your family right now, as they have been for several weeks. Your work family loves you very much. My God bless you and yours! 

Andrea Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

 So sorry for your loss. Met her in May at my grandson ( Brody) birthday party such an energic , sweet lady. 

Jane & Chris Means Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM


Kevin Reising Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

 So sorry for your loss, Earl. Just remember that last dance you shared with your mom. You are in my prayers. 

Carrie Armstrong - SCH Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

 Sending lots of thoughts and prayers for you and your family. 

Jennie Stevenson Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

 Mildred was such a loving person. I remember the chocolate pies she made for her brother Wayne. They were great! 

Adele Williams Jul 14 2014 12:00 AM

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