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Geraldine Becknell Watkins, age 82, of North Wilkesboro, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2020 at Forsyth Medical Center.

Mrs. Watkins was born October 18, 1937 in Wilkes County to Thomas and Leler Poe Becknell. She loved to arrange flowers, attending to her plants and cooking. Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Harry Mitchell Watkins, Sr.; and brother, Robert Becknell.

Geraldine is survived by her son, Harry Mitchell Watkins, Jr. and spouse Melinda of North Wilkesboro; daughters, Felicia Watkins McKoy and spouse Van of Burlington, Kenya Watkins Ferguson and spouse Eric of Huntersville; god daughter, Glendora Barden and spouse Bernard of Raleigh; sisters, Bessie Lee Bailey of Winston Salem, Etta Armstrong of North Wilkesboro; grandchildren, Maia Lightner and spouse Alphonso of Atlanta, Georgia, Antonia Riddle Autry and spouse Jonathan of Greensboro, Phillip Michael Boone of Charlotte; one grand fur baby, Jordan; and a host of extended family and friends.

No service will be held at this time. Miller Funeral Service is in charge of the arrangements.

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