Sunday 16th of November 1930 - Thursday 10th of September 2020
Jeanette Watkins, 89, passed away on Thursday; September 10, 2020 in Granbury, Texas. She was born November 16, 1930 in Jenkins, Kentucky to Orville and Sarah Bradley Price.
Jeanette was a lifelong and very devoted member of the Catholic Church. She considered St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church in Lexington, Kentucky her home church and was an Associate for the Sisters of St. Francis. Jeanette was also an organizer for church events, she loved hosting, throwing parties and she dearly enjoyed people. She always had Christmas Open Houses that would last for two days.
Jeanette and Jack loved to dance and they actually met while doing the jitter bug at Eastern Kentucky University. Jack preceded her in death in 1992.
Jeanette was the loving mother of (3) children; her daughter, Barbara Townsend and husband David of Granbury; her sons, Robert Watkins and wife Diana of Maumee, Ohio and William Watkins and wife Camille of Cincinnati, Ohio. She is also survived by (8) grandchildren, Leslie, Emily, Patrick, Maxwell, Christopher, Joseph, Tori and William as well as (3) great-grandchildren, Leo, Beau and Margot.
A Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 am on Thursday, September 17th at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton located at 1730 Summerhill Dr., Lexington with visitation a half hour prior at 10:00 am.
Burial will follow in Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Erlanger, Kentucky under the direction of Milward Funeral Directors.
In honor of her legacy and in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital stjude.org/donate.
To share a remembrance of Jeanette or offer condolences to her family, please visit milwardfuneral.com.
Randy and Marinelle Szenasysays
Barbara and Family, Words are so inadequate at such a time as this. We thought the world of your mother. She was such a delight, and was a tremendous asset to the Tuesday Morning Ladies Bible Study group at St. Frances Cabrini, Granbury. We pray for the repose of her soul, and also please know that you and your family are being remembered in thought and prayer by many.
Sr. Mary Lou Carlsonsays
Jeanette loved people and enjoyed everyone's company. She was shining example of the spirit of St. Francis. I'm so glad she was an associate of the Sisters of St Francis, Clinton, Ia. Rest in peace!
All the times Jeanette came to Clinton, I never saw her without her smile and warm welcome. I know she'll be missed by her family and friends as she has been missed by our congregation.
Jeanette was a wonderful lady who enjoyed playing games with my kids who thought she was fantastic. Friendly, generous, loving are just a few descriptive words that do not do her justice. We will all miss her.
Dcn. Larry & Ellie Durbinsays
Never missed both days of Christmas open houses. She was my mentor for open houses. Larry was her "go to" handyman until she moved to Grandbury. Her house was always a warm inviting envionment for everyone. She has wonderful sense of humor & loved life to the fullest. She was especially proud of her kiddos, with lots of pictures surrounding the family room. May the choir of angels, including Jack, jitterbug their way out to usher her through the pearly gates.