Melvin E. Watkins

Melvin E. Watkins 59, of Columbia passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 in Columbia.  A prayer service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Friday, February 22, at St. Thomas Moore Newman Center.  Survivors include his mother, Miriam Steffan, Columbia, father, Melvin Glenn Watkins, California; sister, Alicia D’Orazio (Mario), Livonia, MI, brothers, William Watkins and Robert Watkins, Columbia.  The family requests no flowers.

Visits: 6


  1. Leslie Tray Pankey on February 20, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    I went to high school with Melvin. I was sorry to hear of his passing. Please accept my sympathy and prayers.

  2. Loretta and Greg Shaw on February 21, 2013 at 11:40 am

    Our hearts are heavy during this time of loss. Much love and many prayers to comfort the family.

  3. Douglas Grindstaff on February 21, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Melvin was a fellow Hickman ’73 Classmate. He will be surely missed by all. Godspeed to all. The ’73 Kewpie Class

  4. Cindy Willows Kinsella on February 21, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Praying for your family. I went to High School with Melvin and consider myself being a close friend in High School. Sorry I have lost connection but want your family to know that I am in prayer for your family the minute I found out and will be on Friday morning.
    Cindy Willows Kinsella

  5. Chris Crowley on February 21, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    Deepest sadness and sympathy for the Watkins clan. Another comrade gone too soon. RIP Melvin.

  6. John Simon on February 22, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    Miriam, Alicia, Billy, and Bobby,

    Our hearts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow. Our hope is that you find solace knowing Melvin is now in the loving arms of our savior.
    Melvin alway’s held on to his dreams even in the darkest of times. His positive attitude was contagious and something we can alll learn from. He will be missed by all.
    With Love,
    John and Debbie Simon

  7. Ron DeLaite on February 24, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Miriam & Family,

    Carole Sue and I were shocked and saddened to learn recently of Melvin’s death. Please know that you have been and are in our thoughts.

  8. Carla Coday Haggard on March 8, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    I’m so sorry to hear about Melvin. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Roy Williamson on April 11, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    My deepest sympathy to the family, especially Jim, Billy and Robert. Melvin, Billy, Jim and I went to school together. Melvin was always so positive and funny and I considered him a good friend. Sorry I have lost contact with the family but you all are in my prayers.

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