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JoAnn Watkins

May 5, 1941 ~ July 25, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


JoAnn Watkins, of Knoxville, TN, age 81, departed this life July 25, 2022 at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.
JoAnn was preceded in death by her parents, Mr. John Earl Henry, Sr. and Mrs. Ophelia (Harrison) Henry; brothers, John Earl Henry, Jr. and Melvin Curtis Henry.

JoAnn had an infectious laugh and a strong spirit. She was an amazing mother, grandmother, and great- grandmother.

Survived by sons, Arthur (Yvette) Henry, Allen (LaTonya) Henry; Regina Olum and Tiffany Watkins; sister, Margaret Jordan; brother, Rev. Robert (Lynda) Henry; sister-in-laws, Barbara Nero and Gwyn Henry; grandchildren, Alexis Wilson, Zion Olum, Iyan Henry, Janeè Henry, SaMesha Washburn, LaTesha Washburn, Marquis Washburn, Brian Dickey, Bradley Dickey, Von Ligon; great-grandchildren, CreSheo Watkins, Sadie Gordon, Giovanni Gordan, Janaysia Nolan, Maeson Gaston.
Monday, August 1, 2022, family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at Refreshing Springs Church Of God in Christ, 1110 Ohio Ave, Knoxville, TN. Social distancing and face coverings are required. Funeral Service to follow with Elder Derrick Washington, Sr. officiating and Rev. Robert Henry, eulogist.

Tuesday, August 2, 2022, interment  at 11:00 a.m.,New Gray Cemetery, 2724  Western Ave, Knoxville, TN, where a white dove release will conclude the service. Flowers may be delivered to the church prior to the service. Professional arrangements entrusted to Patton Funeral Home, Brian L. Buckmon, LFD 1-800-824-8283 or www.pattonfuneralhome1962.com.

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