Celebrating The Life Of Loved Ones

Kathy Wilhoit Watkins

Kathy Wilhoit Watkins, age 60 of Albemarle, NC passed away Saturday, September 16th, 2017 at her home.  Her funeral will be Tuesday, September 19th at 2:00PM in the Stanly Funeral and Cremation Care Chapel with Rev. Alan Didio officiating.  Burial will follow in the Palestine Cemetery.  The family will receive friends from 12:30PM until 1:30PM prior to the service.

Mrs. Watkins was born September 17th, 1956 in Stanly County, NC  to the late John Charles Wilhoit and Mable Andrews Wilhoit.  She worked in the domestic house services.  She was a charter member of Encounter Christ Church.  She enjoyed being with her family, reading her Bible, and going out to eat on Saturdays with her sister.

Mrs. Watkins is survived by a daughter; Julie Watkins Crisco (Victor) of Albemarle, NC, three sons; Jeremy C. Watkins (Amber) of Albemarle, NC, James T. Watkins of Macon, GA, and William C. Watkins (Tresa) of Gold Hill, a sister Shelia Wilhoit Lambert (Leonard) of Locust, NC, a nice Tammy Helms of Locust, NC, a nephew Chip Nowling of Locust, NC, eleven grandchildren; Jordan, Jatlynne, Joshua, Rudy, Jade, Jacob, Jeremiah, Jaden, Heaven, Kailey, and Jaden, and two great grand kids; Jay’Veon and Jazlynne.

Stanly Funeral & Cremation Care of Albemarle is serving the Watkins family.


  • David and Sarah Fisher Posted September 17, 2017 3:13 pm

    Our deepest condolences and prayers to the family.

  • Heather Blalock Posted September 17, 2017 9:31 pm

    So very sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers! Love, Bret and Heather

  • Donna Posted September 18, 2017 5:01 pm

    Kathy was truly a sister in Christ! She was always so kind to everyone, and when you needed prayer she was the one to call and she would pray with you as long as you needed.
    So sorry for your loss, she will truly be missed. She is her family and friends Angel ! Bye until we meet again!

  • Elaine Crawford Posted September 18, 2017 8:20 pm

    The very first time I went to E.C.C., was a Sunday evening. We had come in by the side door and Kathy was the very first person to greet us and introduce herself. She showed us around and introducef us to others. She also gave me a beautiful basket full of items such as a book by Joyce Meyers, bubble bath & body lotion, candy and a wonderful smelling candy. Included wad a lovely birthday card. We shared a lot on the phone and she always made sure she gave me a hug greeting at Church. When we’d see each other at Walmart, she’d ask if I needed prayer for anything. I will miss her terribly.

  • Michele Mills Posted September 20, 2017 11:36 am

    My sincere sympathy goes out to the Wilhoit/Watkins families. I took care of Mabel at Forrest Oakes many years ago; I am so glad of the assurance they are together again.

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