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Sylvester Watkins

Sylvester ""June" "Sly"" Watkins

Monday, July 3rd, 1944 - Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
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Sylvester “June and Sly” Watkins, Jr. 75, of York SC, transitioned on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Atrium Health, Pineville.

Sylvester was born July 3, 1944 in Thorpe, WV to the parents of the late Sylvester Sr. and Lucy Shade Watkins. At an early age, he became a member of Trinity Missionary Baptist Church in West Virginia. He was currently a faithful member and Trustee at Union Baptist Church, Rock Hill, SC. He worked at General Motors, retiring in June of 2008. After retirement, he became a member of the Rock Hill, SC Mended Hearts Chapter 289. He was an active member, and a Visitor, visiting other heart patients at Piedmont Medical Center.

Sylvester enjoyed traveling and could brighten up a room with his smile. Not only a father of three, he played uncle and father-figure to many throughout his lifetime.

Sylvester was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Norman Watkins, Sr., and other beloved family members.

He leaves to cherish his memory: wife, Brenda. Three children: Curtis (Meachelle), Sr., Sylvester III, and Sherise Watkins Miller. Siblings: Cecil, Gerald (Demetria), Kenneth (Linda), Stanley (Patricia), Howard (Anita) and Darlene Watkins Saunders. Nine grandchildren, three great grandchildren and a host of nephews, nieces, and friends who will miss him dearly.

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Wanda Swain

Posted at 06:10pm
To the Watkins family,
My deepest sympathy for your loss, may God's love bring you comfort in this time of need. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Emily Anthony

Posted at 12:43pm
‘If the people we love are taken from us, the way to have them lived is to never stop loving them”
My thoughts are with you during this time.I am sorry for your loss.

Wishing you peace. Emily Anthony, McCormick High School Class of 1974

Marvene Coleman

Posted at 02:07am
Ms. Brenda and Family,

We indeed share your loss and Sylvester was a great blessing to all. We will greatly miss him, his smile and quiet demeanor. You and the family are in our prayers.

Much love,
Harold and Marvene Coleman

Alfredia Boyd

Posted at 09:13pm
Brenda and family,
I pray for your continued strength during this time.
Alfredia Boyd, High School Classmate, McCormick, High School, Class for 1974


Beverly Wolfe

Posted at 07:24pm
Please know that my deepest sympathy are with you and your family

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