Sylvania – Madeline McClellan Watkins, age 77, passed away Monday, March 16, 2020, at her residence in Sylvania. She was born in Andrews, SC to the late Emmitt Gresham & Ida Williams McClellan. She was a graduate of Screven County High School and lived many years in Savannah, GA; She was a homemaker and kept several kids at her home. She went to work at Hodges Day Car and then at Calvary Baptist Day Care. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church and later, of Radiant Life Assembly of God in Savannah, GA. Recently she was a member of Believer’s Church of Sylvania where she was actively involved. She was preceded in death by her Parents; Husband: William Lee Watkins; Sister: Martha M. Cleland; Brother: Emmitt G. McClellan.
Survivors: Daughters and Sons-In-Law: Deborah Darlene Watkins Owen (Dennis Long) of Estill, SC, Donna Marie Watkins Norfleet (Stephen) of Prattville, AL and Dorothy Ann Watkins Gavin (Tony) of Statesboro, GA; Sisters and Brothers-In-Law: Margaret M. & W.A. Hooks of Millen, GA, Nancy M. & Charlie J. Oliver of Sylvania and Elise M. & Lavaughn Counts of Warrenville, SC; Brothers and Sisters-In-Law: Elton & Linda McClellan of Harlem, GA and Marshal & Catherine McClellan of Augusta, GA; Grandchildren: Kacey Danielle Bird (A.J.), Krystyna Michelle Owen (Phillip), William James Owen, Jr. (Brittaney), Gerald “Anthony” Gavin, Jr., Shelby LeAnn Gavin, Cassidy Lyn Gavin, Chris Owen, Morgan Parrish, Jaymie Long, Victoria Norfleet, Lauren Norfleet and Tiffany Norfleet; Several Great-Grandchildren; Several Nieces and Nephews.
Visitation: Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 2:00 PM until 3:00 PM at Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home.
Funeral Services: Saturday, March 21, 2020 at 3:00 PM at the Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home Chapel with Rev. Paul Hodge, Mel Daniel and Rev. Clint Williams officiating. Burial following at Bethel Brick United Methodist Church Cemetery.
Pallbearers: Rev. Clint Williams, Rev. Paul Hodge, Zakie Davis, William James Owen, Jr., Chris Owen and Coddy Stoddard. Honorary Pallbearers: Honorary Pallbearers: Stephen Norfleet, Tony Gavin and Mel Daniels.
Thompson-Strickland-Waters Funeral Home in charge of all arrangements. www.thompsonstricklandwaters.com
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