Lillie Mae Watkins

February 13, 1933March 9, 2019
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Lillie Mae Watkins February 13, 1933 – March 9, 2019 Lillie was born in beautiful Brenham, Texas. She was the daughter of Henry and Emelia Hermann. She was the sister to Allyne, Reinhold, Bubba, Bernice, Evelyn, Baby, and Freddy. She grew up on a farm, helping with gardening, the animals, and caring for the babies. Life was simple but not easy. Her family means the world to her. She met our dad Robert “Bob” Watkins on a blind date. He was an Aggie down in College Station. He fell deeply in love with his Beautiful Fraulein and was determined to marry her. His dreams came true April 15, 1954. Mom bravely left all she knew and loved to move to Dallas, Texas for dad’s work. She loved him devotedly until he passed away on August 8, 2013 and loves him still. On July 2, 1955 she gave birth to Bonnie Watkins followed by Robert Wesley Watkins Jr. March 28, 1957, and Phillip Watkins on February 22, 1958. God gave us the perfect mom, momma. Everyday and night time too… she prayed for us, forgave and forgot, taught by example about faith hope and trust, gave us everything she had, and most importantly loved us unconditionally, then , now and forever. Phil married Shelly and they gave her some of her favorite things in life Dillon Wesley and Brody Ray her grandsons. She has asked them to carry on and look forward to a bright future. Always, She will be loving and watching over you… Bobby brought Kolten to our family and mom put him into her loving arms and called him grandson. She is watching over you too, forever… she has a special place for her buddy Westen …they share the same heart…and the babies bring her joy… Momma has so many friends, nieces and nephews, great nieces and nephews, and great great ones too. Her devoted sister in-laws gave her comfort and joy. She loved each one of with a mothers love. Momma loved Jesus without end. She told us when Jesus came for her she was going to say yes. The day before she left for heaven Bobby said “ Momma Jesus is going to be so happy to see you!” and she said in the beautiful voice of a child “ I will be so Happy” With her last breathes she whispered Jesus Jesus Jesus... As we held her and let her go with Jesus and daddy to heaven... A joyous celebration of her beautifully lived life awaited her... You are loved beyond measure Lillie Mae Albertina Hermann Watkins


  • Neal Maurer
  • Dillon Watkins
  • Brody Watkins
  • Phillip Watkins
  • Bobby Watkins
  • T. J. Saye
  • Kolten Morrison Propest , Honorary Bearer
  • Westen Morrison Jameson , Honorary Bearer



  • Visitation Thursday, March 14, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, March 15, 2019


  • Committal Service

Lillie Mae Watkins

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Pam Luttrell

March 15, 2019

Lillie was a gift for us all. She had an open heart, a German tenacity, and a gentle spirit. We shall miss you.

Kelsang Pelkyong

March 14, 2019

My dear sweet Lillie Mae:

How can I ever thank you for all the times you graced our Tuesday night class with Bonnie via Google Hangouts and shared with us the priceless wisdom and love of Jesus.

My favorite memory of you will always be when you came to my home to visit me with Bonnie.

You were entirely comfortable sitting on the love seat beside me in silence and practicing the Presence of God while Bonnie sat on the sofa opposite to us and watch us silently from a distance.

It was the meeting of souls in the love of Christ.

You are an angel and a true Saint of God, no doubt sharing in the joys of Heaven now.

I love you with all of my heart....your pelkyong

Shelly Watkins

March 12, 2019

My Lillie Mae,
You welcomed me into your family and heart and always treated as one of your own children.
I will try to live up to my nickname " SheLillie".
I will miss you so very much.
Until we see each other again.
Love always, Shelly

Dottie Herrmann

March 12, 2019

So sorry for your loss may God keep his arms around you and keep all your memories tucked in your hearts. Aunt Lillie will always have a special place in our hearts. Know tht Uncle Bob is happy she is home. Love to all cannot travel at this time.
Dottie & Gene Herrmann

Jean Toomes

March 12, 2019

My family and Lillie's family lived very close to each other. I would walk to their house (Through the woods) even when I was very young. I was probably barefoot as that is how we all were dressed back in that day. Lillie and I had birthdays a day apart. I was at her house on one of our birthday days and she was trying to convince me that she was only one year older. I was born in 1940. I still remember the serious look on her face. This was a joke between us for year to come.

My prayers and thoughts are with the family.