Simone Marie Watkins, 51, of Battle Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born September 16, 1968 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Preston and Anna (Richardson) Watkins, Jr. Simone graduated from KCC with her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She had previously been employed by Community Action for 10 plus years and then II Stanley for 5 plus years. Simone enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends, and shopping for her grandchildren. She had a huge heart and was very devoted to the people she knew and loved.
She is survived by her father, Preston, Jr.; children, Jerrica (Leonard) Smith, Romell Bolden, Javonna Johnson, and Murphy Kirklin II; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Carmen (Devon) Rogers and Elizabeth (Milus) Hardwick; brother, Gary (Royshell) Watkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 24th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. A committal service will follow at 3:00 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery. Please be at the funeral home no later than 1:45 PM if you would like to join in the procession from the funeral home to the cemetery.