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Herschel Bernard Watkins

June 11, 1970 ~ May 7, 2020 (age 49)

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Herschel Bernard Watkins passed away on Thursday May 7, 2020 in Sentara Norfolk General Hospital, Virginia

Peacefully on Thursday May 7, 2020 Herschel heard a calling and recognized the Master’s voice offering peace, tranquility and serenity where he will always have eternity in the Master’s sight. On June 11, 1971 Charles and Madeline Watkins were blessed with a beautiful baby who we all came to know and love as Herschel Bernard Watkins. Herschel was reared in Southampton County where he attended Southampton County High School.

On June, 21, 1996 Herschel was United in marriage to Essie M.  Whitfield this union was blessed with five wonderful children. Herschel was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Kenetra Watkins , sister, Shanta Whitfield and aunt, Marion Doles.

To celebrate his life, Herschel leaves behind three sons Jamal Watkins, (Kiante), Keon Watkins, and Herschel Watkins, Jr. one daughter, Tysha’ Holloway. Four grandchildren, Kentra Alisa Watkins, Kingston Montana-Antonio Watkins, Keymya Davis and Demand Maries Scott. Two sisters, Hazel Ransom (Ronald), and Angela Coston  (Alton).

One brother, Dwayne Watkins. Also celebrating Herschel’s departure two uncles James Doles and William Drewry and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive him.

Herschel touched many people’s lives in different ways and will truly be missed.

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