Billye Beatrice (Webb) WatkinsJune 26, 1931 ~ July 3, 2020 (age 89)
Billye Beatrice Webb was born in Paris, Tennessee on June 26, 1931. The only child of Sylvester and Beatrice Page Webb. She was a violinist and as a child played in may churches in the Lone Oak area where she was raised. She gave up the chance to go to Juilliard in New York for marriage at age 16. She graduated from Lone Oak High School in 1948 a year earlier than scheduled. For the most part of her life she was a mother and homemaker. She was a lifetime member of Olivet Baptist Church.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her first husband of 46 years Charles “Tom” Nace, and her second husband of nine years, Lee Jackson Watkins; and her youngest daughter, Sydney Kay Nace.
She is survived by one daughter, Sylvia Ann Nace Bradley (Bob) of West Paducah; one son, Tommy Lee Nace (LaWanda) of Kevil; three stepchildren, Mary Down Watkins Brown (King) of West Palm Beach, Florida, Dana Lee Watkins (Lisa) of West Paducah and Dona Edwards of Paducah; four grandsons, Billy Paul Bradley of West Paducah, Michael Lee Bradley (Laura) of Murray, Tommy Aaron Nace of LaCenter, Rodney Alan Nace (Kelly) of Kevil; three step grandchildren, Chelsea Watkins and Cody Watkins, both of Paducah, and Brooklyn Olivia Edwards of Paducah. Seven great grandchildren: Brittani Leigh Bradley Rogers of Murray, Josie Abigail Bradley, Michaela Isabelle Bradley, and Emily Noel Bradley, all of Murray. Trenton Michael Bradley of West Paducah, Molly Lee Nace and Sydney Vaughn Nace, both of Kevil. Many nieces and nephews, and two great-great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, July 7, 2020 at Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home in Paducah with Pastor Marc Glass officiating. Burial will follow in Woodlawn Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be Monday, July 6, 2020 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, July 7, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral hour at the funeral home. Keeling & Goodman Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
--Obituary Submitted by Family