Died: Sat., Jul. 25, 2020

Graveside Services

1:00 PM Mon., Aug. 03, 2020

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Arvelious Watkins, 95 of Indianapolis passed away on July 25, 2020.  Arvelious was born December 7, 1924 to Rueben E. Kirby and Mary L. B. (Irvin) Kirby in Trigg County, Kentucky.  Arvelious was employed in housekeeping for Safeway Merchants Plaza for many years prior to her retirement.  She was a member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church. 


Arvelious was an excellent cook and an exceptional housekeeper.  She enjoyed talking with friends and relatives on the phone.  She also enjoyed her church and in her younger years she faithfully served as an usher. She truly loved, YAH. 


Arvelious was preceded in death by her parents; her husband of 57 years, Cleophas Watkins; her son, Charles O. Watkins and her daughter, Denise Zinnerman. 


Survivors include a son-in-law, Aaron E. Zinnerman, I; daughter-in-law, Sandra K. Watkins, grandchildren, Dana  M. Watkins of Louisville, KY, Aaron E. Zinnerman, II (Nelly) of San Diego, CA, A’Drese E. Zinnerman, Sr.; four great-grandchildren, Aaron, III, A’Drese, Jr., Allana Guadalupe and Avrry Denise Zinnerman; special friends, Peggy Campell and Janice Mucker; as well as several nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends.


Interment Ceremony at 1:00 pm on Monday, August 3, 2020 at Crown Hill Cemetery.


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