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Bertha Atkinson Watkins

January 1, 1922 January 28, 2018
Bertha Atkinson Watkins
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Obituary for Bertha Atkinson Watkins

Bertha Atkinson Watkins, age 96 of 2526 North Main St., Danville, VA passed away, Sunday, January 28, 2018 at Virginia Baptist Hospital in Lynchburg, VA. She was born January 1, 1922 in Pittsylvania County to the late Howard Clay Atkinson and the late Mabel Barksdale Atkinson Bentley. Bertha was married to the late Ernest Eugene Watkins for 47 years. She was a member of Woodbury Baptist Hills Church where she was in the WMU missionary and a member of the Truth Seeker class. Bertha liked to go on trips and bowl in leagues. She was president of the Fun Club, Flower Club and was author of the Funnies in the Grapevine monthly newsletter at Holiday Village. Bertha retired after forty years from Cone Mills in Greensboro, NC. Bertha always said “I had a good life, God was good to me”.

Bertha is survived by a son, James H. Watkins and wife Jane P. Watkins of Broomall, PA; a sister Clara Clark of Chatham, VA; seven grandchildren, Chris, Leslie, Mark, Michele, Tina, Melissa and Jason; Nine great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husband she was predeceased by a daughter Brenda W. Bentley; a son, Wesley W. Watkins, a brother, Ralph Atkinson and two sisters, Othelia Davis and Inez Saunders.

A graveside services will be held 11:30 a.m., Thursday, February 1, 2018 at Lakeview Memorial Park, 3600 N Ohenry Blvd., Greensboro, NC 27405 with the Rev. Richard Motley officiating.

The family will receive friends 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 31, 2018 at Norris Funeral Services, Inc., West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave., Danville, VA 24541.

Norris Funeral Services, Inc. and Crematory, West End Chapel, 511 Church Ave. Danville is serving the Watkins family. Online condolences may be made at

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7:00 PM 1/31/2018 7:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 1/31/2018 8:00:00 PM
Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel

511 Church Avenue
Danville, Virginia 24541

Norris Funeral Services & Crematory - West End Chapel
511 Church Avenue Danville 24541 Virginia
United States

Graveside Funeral




11:30 AM 2/1/2018 11:30:00 AM
Lakeview Memorial Park

3600 N Ohenry Ave
Greensboro, NC 27405

Lakeview Memorial Park
3600 N Ohenry Ave Greensboro 27405 NC
United States

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