Sylvester “June and Sly” Watkins, Jr. 75, of York SC, transitioned on Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at Atrium Health, Pineville.
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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.
Due to Federal & State COVID-19 restrictions, there will be no public service.