Georgia Shore Watkins passed away October 18, 2018, in Lubbock, Texas. She was 86 years old. Georgia was born to Barney and Johnnie Shore in Sudan, Texas, on February 5, 1932, the youngest of 8 children. She grew up in Clovis, New Mexico, where she met the love of her life, Scottie Watkins, in high school. They married April 22, 1951 and had two children, Kathye and Richard. Georgia and Scottie moved to Lovington in 1960. Both taught school there and were devoted members of First Baptist Church. Georgia was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, teacher and friend.
Georgia is preceded in death by 4 sisters Hazel, Elsie, Lucy, and Dorothy; 2 brothers Bob and Bill; siblings spouses; and her son-in-law Wayne Brown. She is survived by her husband Scottie Watkins, her sister Louise Shore Crabb, her daughter Kathye Watkins Brown, her son Richard Watkins, three grandchildren Jason Watkins, Reagan Watkins and Diane Watkins Searcy (Jeremy), 9 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister-in-law Carol Watkins Campbell (Melvin), numerous nieces and nephews, and her daughter’s three stepchildren Elizabeth Brown Solomon (Wade), Marty Brown (Steffani) and Kent Brown (Melisha).
Funeral services are set for Friday, October, 26, at 1:30 at First Baptist Church in Lovington. Burial to follow at Resthaven Cemetery.
Dear Kathye and Richard
I was so sorry to hear of your mother's passing. She was always such a sweet, gracious person and I know how much she will be missed.
Debbie SwaffordMidland, TX
Such a precious lady. I believe she was one of my Sunday School teachers when I was growing up at First Baptist. What a great reunion she is having with her loved ones in Heaven.
Jeannie Magers WesleyAbilene, TX
Beloved Scottie, Kathye and Richard. What a sad loss to each of you. I have such good memories of Georgia and the joy mother had when we visited Georgia and Scottie in Lubbock at their retirement home. I always thought Georgia and Scottie were among the kindest, most gracious and loving couples ever. Know Georgia will never be forgotten. Jeanne Gleason
Jeanne GleasonLas Cruces, NM
She was always so sweet to me and my children. I always enjoyed talking to her. She will me missed.
I’m so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you. I hope and prayer for peace and comfort during this time. Another angel gained her wings.
Lillie BishopLovington, NM
Another strong family member of First Baptist Church,has gone to be with family members,Mr.& Mrs.Watkins,I believe were at church every time our family was there!very dedicated family,Mrs.Watkins always had a smile on her face,prayers to the family,Mr.Scotty will be praying for your family.David&Patty Jones
David JonesMcCamey,Texas, TX
I am so sorry for y'alls loss.
Jerome BradshawBenton, PA
She was a very Sweet Lady where gonna miss her God Bless
Gary McCrawFort Worth, TX