Dorothy Bivens Watkins

dorothy watkins

February 26, 1932 ~ May 11, 2023

Born in: Monroe Co., TN
Resided in: Memphis, TN

Dorothy Bivens Watkins, 91, passed away Thursday, May 11, 2023, in Memphis.

Mrs. Watkins was born February 26, 1932, in Monroe Co., TN, to the late Moses and Eula Gourley Bivens. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gary Freeman Watkins who died in 1990.

She is survived by her son, David Freeman Watkins and his wife Diane; grandchildren, Allison Watkins (Justin) and Andrew Gosnell (Geni); great-grandchildren, Autumn, Brantley, Anthony and Cyleigh; sisters, Betty and Fannie and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Della, Tina, Allen, Phillip, Daisy, William, and Bill John.

Graveside services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2023, at Green Hills Cemetery, Asheville, NC, with the Rev. Keith Watkins officiating.

Her family will receive friends from 6:00 – 8:00p.m. Sunday at Groce Funeral Home, 1401 Patton Avenue, Asheville.

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  1. Such a beautiful person inside and out . No longer in pain . Fly high my sweet aunt . Love you

  2. I will miss you so much my dear sweet friend we had a lot of fun together and I will see you again love you sis

  3. Junior is going to miss getting to talk to you he loved when he got to talk to you I am going to miss him not talking to you we love you forever

    • My granny loves talking to him too! I’m glad they were able to always talk to one another! Tell him thank you for loving and keeping my granny company whenever we couldn’t!

  4. David and Diane,

    Sorry for the loss of your mom, she was a good woman. May she rest in peace.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Tom and Elaine

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