Mrs. Joyce Watkins, 74, of Acworth, passed away on Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at her residence. Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Monday, November 4, 2013 at the Chapel of Acworth United Methodist Church with Rev. James Gwin officiating. Interment will follow in the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton. The family will receive friends on Sunday, November 3, 2013 from 2 pm until 4 pm and 6 pm until 8 pm at Collins Funeral Home, 4947 North Main Street, Acworth, GA. Joyce was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and friend who had wonderful sense of humor. She was a member of Acworth United Methodist Church and enjoyed crocheting, reading, and gardening. Survivors include her husband of 56 years, Bill Watkins; children, Susan (Jim) Pitner of Acworth, Billy (Cathy) Watkins of Cartersville, Bobby (Paula) Watkins of Acworth and Amy (Steve) Thompson of Acworth; siblings, Gail Black of Marietta, Wynona (Josh) Bryans of Powder Springs, Charles Parrish of Smyrna, Eddie (Donna) Parrish of Woodstock and Mary (Bill) Clements of Acworth; 10 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Hollydale United Methodist Church Backpack Blessings, 2364 Powder Springs Rd., Marietta, GA. 30064 or online at hollydaleumc.org Sosebee Funeral Home, Canton, GA, is honored to serve the family. 770-479-2131.
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