Pauline Nations Watkins, 85, of Gastonia, passed away on Friday, May 10, 2013 at White Oaks Manor, Kings Mountain with her loving family by her side. She was born in Cherokee County, North Carolina and was the daughter of the late Rev. Joseph Nations and Charlotte Johnson Nations.
Mrs. Watkins was a Child Care Provider and Pre-School Teacher at First Assembly of God, member of the Clown Ministry, providing entertainment at local nursing homes, charity events and church events. She was a member of Faith Baptist Church.
Mrs. Watkins is survived by one son, Ralph Watkins, Jr. and wife Rebecca of Kings Mountain; four daughters, JoAnne Seaman of Gastonia, Hattie Mae Webb, Paulette Taylor and husband Steve of Bessemer City, Candace Grayson and husband Jimmy of Kings Mountain; one brother, J. N. Nations and wife Linda of York, South Carolina; one sister, Maudie Jo Adams and husband Robert of Wilmington; 16 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren; 18 great, great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Monday at Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia with the Funeral Service to follow at 3:00 p.m. Monday in the Colonial Chapel of Carothers Funeral Home with Rev. Steven Blanton officiating.
Interment will follow at Gaston Memorial Park.
Mrs. Watkins was preceded in death by her parents; husband of 65 years, Ralph Loyd Watkins, Sr.; two sons, Rev. Alvin Watkins, Alton Watkins.
Memorials may be made to Levine Children's Hospital, c/o Carolina's HealthCare Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 32861, Charlotte, North Carolina 28232.
Online condolences may be made at: www.carothersfuneralhomegastonia.com
Carothers Funeral Home, Gastonia is serving the Watkins family.