Mrs. Ellen Grady Watkins, 85, of Lamar, went home to be with her Lord on Saturday, May 26th, 2018, at McLeod Regional Medical Center.
A graveside service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Monday in the Wayside Baptist Church Cemetery with Reverend Olin Kirkland officiating. The family will be receiving friends Sunday afternoon, from 4-6 p.m. at Norton Funeral Home of Bishopville.
Mrs. Watkins was born in Lamar, a daughter of the late Charlie & Alma Grady. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church and will be remembered as a lady who dearly loved her family and leading others to The Lord. One example of her devotion to our Lord was her teaching Sunday school for 60 years. Ellen was a hard worker with many hobbies, one of which being working in her gardens.
Surviving are her husband, Gary Eldridge Watkins of the home; sons, Michael Watkins and wife, Pattie of Anderson and Stephen Watkins and wife, Tracie of Lamar; grandchild, Stephanie Gonzalez and husband, Victor of Lamar; 2 great-grandchildren, Victor Gonzalez IV and Gabriel Gonzalez both of Lamar; and a sister, Joyce Ward of Spartanburg.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings; Virginia Weatherford, Sarah Reynolds, and Henry Grady.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorials be made to the Wayside Baptist Church Cemetery Fund.
Norton Funeral Home of Bishopville is honored to be serving the Watkins family.