Yvonne C. Watkins


77, Johnstown, was called home, April 5, 2019. She was born February 13, 1942, in Johnstown, daughter of the late Milton and Daisy (Coleman) Marshall. Predeceased by her loving husband George E. Watkins, in 2009; her sister LaRue Suttle and nephew, Jason Marshall. She is survived by devoted daughters, Bridgett Kelly (Vincent), Edison, NJ; and Shannon Watkins, Columbus, OH; grandchildren, Marques and Kiana Kelly; brother, Larry Marshall, Endicott, NY; niece, Sherronda Marshall-Irving (Carl); nephew Joe Suttle, Jr.; sister-in-law Loretta Hall; brothers-in-law Joe Suttle, Sr. and Earl Gregley; step-brother Dan Coleman and godchild Andrea Nash; and special friends Mary McCray, Pam Nash, Jackie Williams, C. Helen Rozier and Yvonne Cooper. Yvonne retired from MetLife. Most recently, she was proud to be working with the Foster Grandparent Program. She was a lifelong member of Mt. Sinai Institutional Baptist Church, where she served as a Trustee, member of the Kitchen Ministry, and the Adult Choir. She was currently serving as the Worthy Matron, Conemaugh Chapter #55, Order of Eastern Star; active with the Cambria County Community Action Board and Vice President with the Johnstown Branch, NAACP. Friends will be received on Friday from 5-8 PM at Mt. Sinai Baptist Church, 351 Second St., Conemaugh, PA 15909, where Homegoing Service will be held Saturday at 11:00 AM, Rev. Maurice Williams officiating. Interment Benshoff Hill cemetery. The family is being served by Picking-Treece-Bennett Mortuary, Inc.(ptbmortuary.com)
Published on April 10, 2019
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Raymond Taylor (Sandra Cashaw's Brother)
Apr 12, 2019
Please accept my heartfelt condolences to your family on the passing of Yvonne. I got to know Yvonne due to her marriage to my BFF George. George was my best man when I got married. She was a good match for George. God bless your family.
Gwendolyn and Lawrence Hemphill
Apr 12, 2019
We are so sad to hear of your passing. We have been life-long friends and will always remember our grand times growing up in Conemaugh and Franklin.
george martyak
Apr 11, 2019
sorry to hear of her passing//always will remember her as she always sat one seat behind me in home rooms...we always had fun...we graduated in 59 fm franklin...god rest her soul
DeWind Triplin
Apr 11, 2019
It was an honor to sit with, plan and organize actions for the advancement of our community as board members of the N.A.A.C.P.

She lives on through the foundation of uplifting humanity that she has institutionalized.

Thank you for your service.
Donald Butch King and Chris King
Apr 10, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. Yvonne was a very social person and always had a smile and a hug for you. She will be missed. RIP and God bless all the family.
Benny BRITT & all the Children of Lawrence & Hazel!
Apr 10, 2019
MRS. Yvonne, will live on forever. She loved the Lord & Her Church Families. She was Dedicated to her mission to please God & his son JESUS CHRIST. She was always there for us kids & Provide real Supervison over all the kids in the church. The MT. Has lost a pillar of Strength in MRS. Pickle! But, I know she’s reunited With Her Hubby Big~George ! God Bless the family!
Donna Herndon
Apr 10, 2019
Yvonne is life long friend we lose contact the last few years but always thought of `She will surely be missed for she helped those who needed help no matter what the need was, she will always be my friend if only in spirit for now. Rest in Peace my dear friend