Sarah Watkins

January 9, 1934September 8, 2020

Sarah Hill Watkins, 86, went home to be with the Lord and join her husband on September 8, 2020. She was born January 9, 1934 in Louisville, Kentucky. She is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Gary F. Watkins, father, John J. Hill, mother, Corinne Hill, brother, Jeremiah Hill, sister, Harriet Young, and nephew, Clay Young. She is survived by her five children, Carol (Rick) Reinertsen, Gordon (Margaret) Watkins, Kay (Brian) Boyd, Gary (Sherree) Watkins, and John (Jill) Watkins; twelve grandchildren; Scott, Jennifer, Jeremy, Kristin, Robert, Sara, Amanda, Ginnie, Tyler, Kayleigh, Joseph, and Bryce; eleven great grandchildren; nieces, Cori and Dee; and nephews, Frank, Jeremiah, Joshua, Skip, Guy, Greg, and Mark.

Sarah attended Florida State University where she met Gary, the love of her life who would soon become her husband. They began their family in Detroit, Michigan then moved to Seminole, Florida. In their retirement years Gary and Sarah were summer residents of Cashiers, North Carolina.

Sarah is remembered for her warmth and kindness to all, love for the Lord, love for her husband, and love for her family.

Love for God and people led her to volunteering at the Pinellas County Pregnancy Center where she was instrumental in saving the lives of many babies.

Sarah was a Bible study teacher, Sunday school teacher, and spent many years actively involved as a speaker for the Stonecroft Ministries Christian Women’s Clubs.

Equally important as ministry to others was her role as a nurturing mother and grandmother.

She will be dearly missed but comfort is found knowing she is in the presence of the Lord, greeted with, “Well done thou good and faithful servant.” Psalm 143:8-12

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Pinellas County Pregnancy Center (now called A Woman’s Place Medical Clinic):


  • Visitation

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Monday, September 14, 2020


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Ginger Bryan

September 13, 2020

Your mom was such a kind, giving, caring person. I felt totally at ease around her and she always made sure I was doing well when I came to visit Kay. Along with every visit to hang out with Kay, my mom made me include a visit to my grandmother who lived in St Pete. I did love my grandmother, but she was a horrifically scary driver. I’d beg my mom not to make me go, cause my grandma would pick me up and drive me around. I was sure I’d die young with her behind the wheel. One summer when I was an older teen, I was expected to make the required visit and was wishing I could find a way out of it. Sarah told me I was welcome to take her car. I couldn’t believe it. Honestly, still can’t. It was such a generous gesture. I was so relieved, even though i was really nervous about not hitting anything or anyone, it finally made seeing my grandmother a pleasant experience. I’ll never forget that.
When I told my dad Sarah was probably going to be with the Lord soon, the next time I talked to him he said ‘you know, it gives me a lot of pleasure thinking of Sarah getting to heaven and your mom being there to greet her. I know your mom will be so happy to catch up with her’. I know he’s right, all moms anxieties will be gone and she will finally just enjoy her friend. I’m so very grateful we have the assurance they are with the Lord now ❤️ And I’m so grateful I got to know Kay and Sarah ❤️

Dorothy Spielmeyer

September 13, 2020

I'm sure you have many wonderful memories that will give you comfort during this difficult time. Deepest sympathy to family.

Dorothy (Dottie) Spielmeyer

Betty Deadwyler

September 13, 2020

My love and prayers to you and your family Kay.


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