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223 North Bedford Road
Battle Creek, MI 49037
Phone: 269-965-5145
Fax: 269-965-5148
Simone Watkins

Simone Marie Watkins

Monday, September 16th, 1968 - Tuesday, July 14th, 2020
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Simone Marie Watkins, 51, of Battle Creek, passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, July 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, NV. She was born September 16, 1968 in Battle Creek, the daughter of Preston and Anna (Richardson) Watkins, Jr. Simone graduated from KCC with her Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. She had previously been employed by Community Action for 10 plus years and then II Stanley for 5 plus years. Simone enjoyed cooking, spending time with family and friends, and shopping for her grandchildren. She had a huge heart and was very devoted to the people she knew and loved.
She is survived by her father, Preston, Jr.; children, Jerrica (Leonard) Smith, Romell Bolden, Javonna Johnson, and Murphy Kirklin II; 12 grandchildren; sisters, Carmen (Devon) Rogers and Elizabeth (Milus) Hardwick; brother, Gary (Royshell) Watkins; and a host of nieces, nephews, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Anna.
Visitation will be held Friday, July 24th from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Bachman Hebble Funeral Service. A committal service will follow at 3:00 PM at Oak Hill Cemetery. Please be at the funeral home no later than 1:45 PM if you would like to join in the procession from the funeral home to the cemetery.
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  • Visitation

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Bachman Hebble Funeral Service
    223 North Bedford Road
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49037
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Please be patient with the funeral home and staff as we are under a mandate due to COVID-19 of a maximum of 10 people in the building at a time. We will have staff assisting the crowd in and out. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this time.
  • Service

    Friday, July 24th, 2020 | 3:00pm
    Friday, July 24th, 2020 3:00pm
    Oak Hill Cemetery Chapel
    255 South Avenue
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49017
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    Please arrive at the funeral home no later than 1:45 PM if you would like to join in the procession to Oak Hill Cemetery. Thank you.
  • Interment

    Oak Hill Cemetery
    255 South Avenue
    BATTLE CREEK, MI 49017
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    Graveside service at 3:00 PM

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Amy Cummings

Posted at 05:15pm
My paryers are going out to the family an friends of Simone Watkins. I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your loved one she'll always be in your heart. Now she's your guardian angel looking down at you all she'll be sadly missed by all of your family an friends who truly loved her so very much. Just remember all of the good times that you all had with Simone there'll be a day that you're see one another again some day till that day always keep Simone in all of your hearts. Now that she's gone she'll never be forgotten. I'm so glad to have a good friend like Simone she was a really nice an if I had bad day she was always there to cheer me up she was always like a big sister to me. I'm going to miss my big sister Simone Watkins we'll see one another again some day I will always love an miss you so very much love ya! big sister Amy Cummings.

Jennifer Williams

Posted at 08:57pm
To the children and family. Simone is a GEM and Sweetheart I had the pleasure of being a co-worker and classmate. Your mom will be missed sorely. Rest well beautiful take your rest it is not good-bye it is SEE YOU LATER.

God Bless,
Jennifer LaGrand Williams

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