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In Loving Memory

Jerry Don Watkins

June 19, 1969 – November 30, 2020

Jerry Don Watkins peacefully entered heaven on November 30, 2020 in Houston, Texas at the age of 51.

Jerry was born the youngest son to Richard Mack Watkins and Clarissa J. "Kakie" Sheppard Watkins on June 19, 1969 in Texas City, Texas.  He graduated from Alvin High School in 1988 and attended Blinn College in Brenham, Texas.  At age 21, Jerry began his career as a manager in the restaurant industry.  Jerry never knew a stranger and endeared himself to everyone he met.  He took great pride and found much joy in delivering exceptional hospitality and customer service to all his guests throughout his 20+ year career.  Jerry married his high school sweetheart, Melissa Ann Shepherd on December 1, 2001.  Jerry and Melissa moved to Pearland, Texas and welcomed their only child, Blake Leigh Eliece Watkins in 2009. 

Jerry had a big heart and a happy disposition.  He loved his family and friends.  He enjoyed the outdoors, especially the beach.  He will be greatly missed, fondly remembered, and will live on in the hearts of many.

Jerry is survived by his wife Melissa and daughter Blake of Alvin, Texas.  His mother Kakie Alexander and stepfather David Alexander of League City, Texas, brother Richard Scott Watkins and sister-in-law Kim Watkins of League City, Texas, brother Bradley Wayne Watkins and sister-in-Law Stephanie Watkins of La Marque, Texas, sister Tamara Lynn Wyers of Dickinson, Texas, as well as numerous nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends.  Jerry was preceded in death by his father, Richard Watkins.

A private graveside service is scheduled for December 8, 2020 at Confederate Cemetery in Alvin, Texas, officiated by family friends, Reverend Stuart Rothberg of Sagemont Baptist Church and Pastor Karl Garcia of Clear Creek Community Church.  Pallbearers include Scott Watkins, Brad Watkins, David Alexander, Michael Lehmann, Reese Lehmann and Wyatt Pendergraft.

In lieu of flowers, should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made in honor of Jerry to Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Blvd, Houston, TX. 77030.    www.houstonhospice.org/donate-options/

Condolences may be sent to the Watkins family in care of Jeter Memorial Funeral Home at www.jeterfuneralhome.com.

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5 thoughts on “Jerry Don Watkins”

  1. Kakie so sorry to hear about your sweet son! Will keep you and the family in my prayers. Lean on Jesus during these times! Love always
    Becky Hearn

  2. Praying for all family and friends. Jerry is a good friend that will be missed but never forgotten. We will see you again one day until then watch over us brother.

  3. Michael Weber CPA PLLC

    Our whole office sends our thoughts and prayers for the family at this difficult time. From Mike, Shawna, Beverly, Candace, Debbie & Jazelle.

  4. Kakie, my heart breaks for you. Jerry Don was a real sweetheart and I always loved our conversations when we would run in to each other. I will be praying for you and your family. Love you…miss you

  5. I will always remember you Jerry Don. Your family was like my family to me growing up at Raggedy Ann & Andy. I will always keep your name and your memories spoken for…

    You are FREE!
    Rest In Peace Friend!!

    Tamyra Greer (Dominguez)

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