OBITUARY

Evelyn D. Watkins

September 12, 1937June 13, 2018
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Evelyn D. Watkins, 80, of Beaumont, passed peacefully on Wednesday, June 13, 2018, in her own home surrounded by her family and those she loved. She was born on September 12, 1937, in Vidor, Texas, to the late Gussie and James French.

Evelyn will be remembered for her selfless service to her family and her community. A few examples is her volunteer work she did at Baptist Hospital for over 8 years, all the time she dedicated to her beloved church, and the care she had for her family. The family will remember fond memories of Evelyn’s adventures during all her travels, especially zip lining in Cozemel, Mexico. Her family will dearly miss her. Evelyn is preceded in death by her parents; son Robert Kizziah Jr.; grandson James Edward Salter; and sister Ruby Lee King.

Those left to carry on Evelyn’s memory is her children, Bobby and Sue Kizziah, Janet Kizziah, Karen Watkins Blaylock, Tommy and Michelle Kizziah and Gerald and Deborah Watkins; grandchildren, Michael and Whitney Kizziah, Clinton and Elyse Kizziah, Stephen "Briar" Kizziah, Ricky Strickland, Kristi Strickland, Gregory Keel, Jocelyn Keel, Jewelya Watkins, Thomas "Vance" Watkins, Trisha LaValle, Lane Blaylock, Carter Kizziah, Brayden Woodruff, Robert Powers, and Justin and Jessica Powers; great-grandchildren, Paisley Kizziah, Piper Kizziah, Vienne Kizziah, Remington Kizziah, Freya Kizziah, Aimee Strickland, Braydon Keel, Brennon Guidray, Natalie Kirkendoll, James Edward Watkins, and Maddison Powers; sister Polly and Floyd Davis; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A Celebration of Evelyn’s Life will be held at Triumph Church in Nederland on Saturday, June 16 at 3:00 pm. Services can be viewed on Triumph’s streaming services at www.triumphnederland.com.

  • FAMILY

  • James French, Father
  • Gussie French, Mother
  • Bobby and Sue Kizziah, Son
  • Janet Kizziah, Daughter
  • Karen Watkins Blaylock, Daughter
  • Tommy and Michelle Kizziah, Son
  • Gerald and Deborah Watkins, Son
  • Robert Kizziah Jr., Son
  • Michael and Whitney Kizziah, Grandchild
  • Clinton and Elyse Kizziah, Grandchild
  • Stephen "Briar" Kizziah, Grandchild
  • Ricky Strickland, Grandchild
  • Kristi Strickland, Grandchild
  • Gregory Keel, Grandchild
  • Jocelyn Keel, Grandchild
  • Jewelya Watkins, Grandchild
  • Thomas "Vance" Watkins, Grandchild
  • Trisha LaValle, Grandchild
  • Lane Blaylock, Grandchild
  • Carter Kizziah, Grandchild
  • Brayden Woodruff, Grandchild
  • Robert Powers, Grandchild
  • Justin and Jessica Powers, Grandchild
  • James Edward Salter, Grandchild
  • Paisley Kizziah, Great Grandchild
  • Piper Kizziah, Great Grandchild
  • Vienne Kizziah, Great Grandchild
  • Remington Kizziah, Great Grandchild
  • Freya Kizziah, Great Grandchild
  • Aimee Strickland, Great Grandchild
  • Braydon Keel, Great Grandchild
  • Brennon Guidray, Great Grandchild
  • Natalie Kirkendoll, Great Grandchild
  • James Edward Watkins, Great Grandchild
  • Maddison Powers, Great Grandchild
  • Polly and Floyd Davis, Sister
  • Ruby Lee King, Sister

Services

  • A Celebration of Evelyn's Life Saturday, June 16, 2018
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Kelly And Bobby LeBlanc

June 18, 2018

Aunt D, wise loving women. We had the pleasure of sharing great memories with aunt D. Truly loved and forever missed...

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