Died: Sat., Dec. 26, 2020

Graveside Service

12:00 PM Wed., Jan. 06, 2021
Location: Sutherland Park Cemetery

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Carolyn Jean Watkins, 73, was born march 08, 1947 in Indianapolis.  She was the second child of George Clifton and Addie Mae Clifton Taylor). She has one sister, Hellen Clifton (Dupee) and two brothers, Larry Clifton Sr. and Gregory Clifton Sr.  (Larry preceded her in death).


Carolyn attended Indianapolis public schools, eventually meeting her husband the late Richard O’donnell Watkins at Crispus Attucks high school.


Carolyn raised five children:  Vincent l. Clifton Sr., Andrea Clifton, Michael D. Watkins, Richard Watkins and Elissa Ann Watkins.  Three of her children preceded her in death.


Carolyn worked many years as a nurse’s aide at Millers Merry Manor nursing home. Carolyn was soft spoken, but always a joy to be around.


Carolyn Jean Watkins left this life December 26th 2020 at 2:00 a.m., leaving behind two sons, Michael Donnell Watkins and Richard Watkins Sr., also her sister Helen Clifton (Dupee) and her brother Gregory Clifton Sr. and many nieces and nephews, grandchildren and great grandchildren.


Carolyn Jean Watkins’s life cannot be measured by the life she lived, but instead by the lives she touched along the way.  Carolyn was a daughter, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, and a great grandmother, but most importantly; a loving friend.


We thank the lord for a life well lived and for blessing us to be among the lives she touched along the way.  Rest in peace Mommy, Michael and Richard.



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