OBITUARY

Teresa C Watkins

June 5, 1964February 16, 2021
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Teresa Cale Griffith Watkins passed away at the age of 56 on February 16, 2021 at Lower Cape Fear Hospice and Living Center after her battle with primary esophageal carcinoma, a rare and unrelenting form of cancer. Born in Ahoskie, North Carolina, Teresa was a lifelong resident of the state. She graduated from Nash Community College's Real Estate Salesperson program and held her sales and broker’s licenses for many years. Teresa later graduated from Cape Fear Community College’s Occupational Therapy Assistant program where she maintained a 4.0 grade point average, was a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and served as vice president of the Student Occupational Therapy Association club. Specializing in geriatrics, she practiced as a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant for almost 20 years and took great pride in her work. Teresa was baptized as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints on January 18, 2020. Teresa was preceded in death by her brother, Ryan Travis Cale, sister-in-law, Lois Cale, son-in-law, Derrick Scott Benton, and her mother-in-law, Ruby Mae Davis Watkins. She is survived by her husband, Melvin Lee Watkins, Jr. of Castle Hayne, her father and step-mother, Merle and Carolyn Cale of Spring Hope, and her mother, Patricia Sellers of Rocky Mount. She also leaves her daughter and son-in-law, Anna Griffith and Ian Jerome Munna, her son, Ryan Lee Watkins, step daughters, Amanda Kate Watkins and Sara Watkins Benton, granddaughter, Elizabeth Kate Benton and her brother and sister-in-law, William Allen and Peggy Ticconi Cale.

Her visitation will be held Sunday from 12:30 pm to 2:00 pm at Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park, 1155 Shipyard Boulevard, and will be followed by funeral service officiated by Bishop Garrett Oliverson from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the same location. Interment will begin at 3:00 pm at Greenlawn Memorial Park. Pallbearers will be Ryan Watkins, Brian Pittman, Wayne Watkins, Jr., Tracy Simmons, Kevin Morrell, Stephen Holder, Ian Weaver, Darren Shipman, and Doug Morgan. Honorary pallbearers are William Cale, Travis Pittman, Ian Munna, Patrick Davis, Reno Cuevas, and Lewis McDougald. Flowers may be sent to Coble Funeral and Cremation Service at Greenlawn Memorial Park.

Services

  • Visitation

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

  • Interment

    Sunday, February 21, 2021

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Sherry Arnold

March 3, 2021

This is my sister-inlaw. A real difficult loss for her family. May she RIP and prayers for the family.

Amy Weeks

February 19, 2021

Teresa was such a great friend to me. We worked together for many years and was a bright spot in a difficult job. She was a hard worker and very honest and reliable, I enjoyed spending my days with her and she was just a happy easy going friend. . We went to a couple concerts together and remained good friends after we no longer worked together. I will really miss her and think about her so often. I’m so very sorry she had to go through what she did but she was a strong women and faced it with a lot of grace and courage.

Pollyanna&Steve Likens

February 19, 2021

You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers Melvin.
Sincere condolences.
The Strickland-Likens

Peggy Cale

February 19, 2021

Wanda Anderson

February 18, 2021

Sending prayers to all of the family .

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