Grace H. Watkins
Aug 16, 1937 – Jan 31, 2017
Grace Hannah Watkins, 79, of Louisa County passed away Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at Center for Acute Hospice Care.
Mrs. Watkins was an active member of Louisa Presbyterian Church, K S Club, D A R Club and Sunset Club. She was a school teacher in Louisa County for over 23 years.
Survivors include her husband, Bernard “Watt” Watkins, Jr.; children Bernard “Trey” Watkins III (Cris) of Louisa, Mary “Sue” Harkrader (Clyde) of Mineral and Nancy Gholson (Mike) of Louisa; grandchildren Mary Hannah Johnson, Clyde Harkrader Jr., Nathan Harkrader, Callom Harkrader, Jon-Ross Gholson, Jordan Goodwin, Mackenzie Gholson, Hunter Watkins, Will Watkins, and Hasher Watkins; 7 great grandchildren; brothers Stuart Bowles (Levon) of Mineral and V. Knight Bowles (Linda) of Goochland; and numerous nieces and nephews.
The family will receive friends from 1 – 3 pm and 6 – 8 pm on Friday, Feb. 3, at Louisa Presbyterian Church, 212 Church Ave, Louisa VA 23093.
A memorial service will be held at 11 am on Saturday, Feb. 4, at the church.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to ASK Childhood Cancer Foundation, 5211 West Board St., Suite 102, Louisa, VA 23230.
Grace Hannah was a wonderful mentor to me when I began teaching. She always had such a kind way about her and a wicked sense of humor. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
We were so sorry to hear of Grace Hannah`s passing. We will miss her at our Ruritan Conventions. Our thoughts are with Watt and the family.so sorry
Aunt Hannah. From the first time we met and throughout the past 26 years as an extension of the Bowles family, you’ve always been nothing less than who you are: loving and welcoming, and for that, I will miss you. Your strength, dignity, faith, and devotion to all of those you’ve touched –especially me and Cathy, will continue to live through stories yet to be told. What an amazing life you’ve had! The gift of love, life and laughter you shared over the past 79 years will now take you on a new journey, filled with well-deserved peace and rest. In loving memory.
Dear Watt and family,Larry and I are thinking of all of you at this time. We met Grace Hannah in 2000 when we moved here from Michigan. As long as I live there are two special things I will remember about Grace. First of all the first time we came to Louisa Pres. she came up to me after church and said you play the piano don`t you?” She had watched me drumming my fingers on the pew in front of us while we were singing. After that I found myself as the church pianist for many years. The second thing was how much she loved my peanut brittle and when I gave it to her the last time right before Christmas
I met Grace Hannah when my husband and I joined Louisa Presbyterian Church seven years ago. She had the biggest smile and a warm engaging personality that made me gravitate to her each Sunday. I will miss her greatly. My thoughts and prayers are with Watt and family. Heaven opened its door to a real treasure.
Watt and family,I`m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time.
Grace Hannah was a very Special Friend” to me. I will miss her greatly. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the Watkins family. God be with each of you at this sad time.”
Grace Hannah was a beautiful soul and a positive influence on me as a teacher. I am a better person because she was here.
Nancy, keeping you and your family close in prayer at this time. Love in Christ, Barbie
Words cannot express what a compassionate person Grace Hannah was to me. She was full of love and humor and I enjoyed our time together always. My prayers to the family.
Watt and family, What a wonderful lady and friend! We shared many memories from our education days together. Thoughts and prayers are with yall during the coming days.
We enjoyed knowing and working with Grace Hannah. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family of this special lady.
Trey and family,I was saddened to hear of your Mother`s passing. Your family will be in my thoughts and prayers. Always remember the good memories.
Heaven has certainly gained an angel with Mrs. Watkins! Mrs. Watkins taught me 3rd grade at Louisa Elementary School. She was kind, compassionate, and always had the sweetest smile! I will miss seeing her in the town of Louisa and our times reminiscing over the old elementary school days. May God`s love bring peace to the entire family, and my former students Hunter and Will. Be blessed! Sincerely, Jami (Thaniel) Curry and Family
Will miss you in Louisa Courthouse DAR. You were so sweet. Prayers to your family.
I am so sorry for your loss. I will be praying for your family.
We recently had the pleasure of visiting with Grace Hannah in the nursing home. She shared a room with my aunt, Jean. She always had a story and made us laugh. May she rest in peace.We will be praying for your family.
I have just learned of Grace Hannah`s death, and am deeply saddened by it. She was such a wonderful person, a dear friend, and a true gift to me and to Louisa Presbyterian Church. My heart goes out to Watt and all her children and grandchildren. I will forever cherish the time I had with you the weekend I stayed at your home during Louisa Presbyterian Church`s anniversary celebration. It was true joy to be with you, Watt, and with Grace Hannah, and I will miss her dearly. May God`s comfort and peace surround you all.
It is now the end of February, and I searched Louisa obituaries, as I routinely do since I no longer live in the community. I was shocked and saddened to see the death of a wonderful and friendly person, Grace Hannah. Grace Hannah married into the Watkins family whose mother, Liggs, was a great friend of my mother and her family. My sincerest sorrow to Watt and his family in their loss. Grace Hannah filled the shoes of her family gracefully and was loved by so many people. God bless all of you.