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Dorsie “Dot” Dean Watkins

Funeral service for Mrs. Dorsie “Dot” Dean Watkins, age 86, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 2 PM on Saturday, August 3, 2019, at Higgins Funeral Home with Bro. David Sain officiating. Burial will follow in Higgins Cedar Hills Memorial Gardens. Visitation with the family will begin at 12 PM until time of service at 2 PM on Saturday at Higgins.

Dorsie was born on July 12, 1933 in Cannon County, TN to the late Robert Morgan and Jennie Mae Melton Ferrell. She worked as an Administrative Assistant for Dr. Ted Cobb and was a member of the  Church of Christ. Mrs. Watkins passed away on July 31, 2019 at St. Thomas West Hospital.

Survivors include her husband, Elbert “Bert” Watkins; niece, Sandra Turner of Nashville, TN; sister-in-law, Evelyn Ferrell of Nashville, TN; and nephews, Bobby Ferrell and Ronnie Ferrell of Nashville, TN. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Ralph Donald Ferrell, and sister, Shelby Jean Powell.

Pallbearers are Lynn Brown, Dr. Ted Cobb, Paul Williamson, Brent Thatcher, Jacob Turner and Jonah Turner.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Dorsie Dean Watkins.

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#1 Comment By Wanda and Bob Williams On August 1, 2019 @ 8:38 pm

Brother Bert, So sorry about precious Sistsr Dot. She was such a light to our community and always had a smile for everyone. It was sad when Bob and I went to Donalson last Sunday knowing she was in Nashville. She will always be missed by our entire family. She was such a sweet and wonderful Christian lady and a big part of our children’s lives while they were growing up. Our love in Him, Wanda and Bob Williams

#2 Comment By Katie Williams Stromei On August 1, 2019 @ 8:40 pm

Dear Brother Bert,

Miss Dot and you were such a big part of my childhood and formative years, especially my growth in the church. You both have always held a special place in my heart. I’ll keep you in my prayers and hope I can visit with you again.

In His love,
Katie Williams Stromei

#3 Comment By Nancy West On August 1, 2019 @ 9:13 pm

Dear Bert, I am so sorry to hear about Dot. Sh3 was one of my first friends when I started working at Patruck Clinic. She has always been special to me.

#4 Comment By Patricia Howell On August 1, 2019 @ 11:53 pm

Mis. Dot will truly be missed! Always loved taking care of her! Sending prayers for her husband Bert!

#5 Comment By Mary Partin On August 2, 2019 @ 12:02 am

So sorry to hear of Mrs Dot passing. She was a nice lady. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless you all. Mary & Teresa Partin & Billy McGehee

#6 Comment By Marilee Watkins Mink On August 2, 2019 @ 4:40 am

Uncle Bert, so sorry for your loss! I didn’t know Aunt Dot very well but always remember her being a shining light. Smile on her face and in her heart. Prayers to you in your time of grief. With love and God bless you.

#7 Comment By Daniel On August 3, 2019 @ 1:20 pm

I extend my sincere condolences to the Watkins family on their loss. Jehovah God promises us that through his son Jesus, he will wipe out every tear from our eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. Revelation 21:3,4
Please take comfort from this promise during your time of bereavement.

#8 Comment By Melissa S Vickery On August 3, 2019 @ 1:36 pm

Brother Bert,
I was so saddened to hear of the passing of Sister Dot. Y’all were such an important part of my life growing up in the church. Mrs. Dot was always so kind and had a smile for everyone. Praying God will bless you with comfort, strength and peace in the difficult days ahead.
In Christian Love,
Melissa Vickery

#9 Comment By Wayne&Sheila Crist Central City, Ky On August 3, 2019 @ 4:11 pm

Bro Bert, Sheila and I give you our love .Both of you hold a special place in our hearts, more importantly in the love of our heavenly Father

#10 Comment By Melissa McCool On August 8, 2019 @ 3:20 pm

Mr. Bert and family
I am sorry to hear that Miss Dot has passed away. She was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed taking care of her when I was at Donalson. I am no longer able to be there due to health conditions. I will always remember her sweet smile and spirit. I loved her. Fly high Mrs.Dot.