of Poughkeepsie, AR
June 8, 1929 - January 11, 2021
Rhodella Anderson Watkins, 91, of Poughkeepsie died January 11, 2021.She was born June 8, 1929 in Poughkeepsie, Arkansas to Orvin and Willie (Shirley) Anderson.Rhodella was a very loving, caring and charitable person who was always independent. Along with feeding hummingbirds and any other birds she could, she also loved her dog, Sugar Pie very much. She was a hardworking lady who raised cattle, took care of the farm, and worked as a bookkeeper at Cave City Lumber Co. for many years. In her free time, she enjoyed sewing, gardening and babysitting for her neighbors and relatives.Survivors include two sons, Vaughn Watkins (Debra) of Poughkeepsie and Boyce Watkins (Yvonne) of Fox; one brother, S.W. Anderson (Brenda) of Cabot; two sisters, Alvetta Hatfield of Batesville and Vina Lee Cole of Hereford, Texas; two grandchildren, Twana Watkins and Kandus Chandler; two step-grandchildren, Jared Carlton and Julie Chambers; three great-grandchildren, Hunter Watkins, Grace Chandler and Kade Chandler; five step-great-grandchildren, Olivia Carlton, Jacob Carlton, Macy Carlton, Isabella Chambers and Amelia Chambers, as well as several nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.Rhodella is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, Kermit Watkins, and a grandchild, Zachery Watkins.Graveside services will be Thursday, January 14, 2021 at 2:00pm at Powell's Chapel Cemetery near Poughkeepsie.In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN. 38105.We are complying with the Arkansas Department of Health guidelines. All attendees must provide and wear their own masks and social distancing will be observed.
We have you all in our thoughts and prayers. Kenny, Mellissa
My deepest sympathy Rhodella will be missed.
Rhodella was a wonderful lady and was always such a good friend and former classmate to my mother, Elwanda. She was so happy for Rhodella to be at the same nursing home that she was. I know they kept each other company with many hours of phone conversations between the two of them. Prayers for the days ahead
I am so sorry about the loss of your mom. My mom Melba Ward was in the nursing home with your mother. Mom sat at the same table with your mother when they could sit in the dining room. Your mother was a very kind lady. You mother was so proud of you two boys. I had the privilege of meeting you both once. Again I am sorry, I feel blessed getting to meet her. My mom sure loved her.
Rhodella was an awesome cousin to me. So many precious memories. Until we meet again.
May the Lord comfort you in this time of sorrow. You’re in our thoughts and prayers
Rhodella was such a sweet person and I was happy to call her my friend. Gd bless you all.
She was an amazing lady. Took care of her when I was working. She always would have a smile and say hello. She will b missed.
So Sorry! RIP
Rhodella was the epitome of a Christian woman. She taught me in both Sunday school and vacation bible school. She helped out in anyway that was needed. Her and my dad would talk several days a week about what was going on in Poughkeepsie and those times were special to him. I know we will meet again in heaven one day. She will be greatly missed. My prayers for her family. With lots of love, Linda Smith, Debbie Smith Howell
I shall miss my friend, Rhodella, as I do her husband, Kermit. They were always so very encouraging and kind to me throughout my life. I am comforted knowing they are both now in the arms of the Master. God bless her precious family.
May God give you and your family much comfort as you go through this very sad time. My heart goes out to you, and I will be praying for all of you.With sympathy and Love, Tara
I'm so sorry for your loss. Rhodella was a very kind and gracious lady. You are all in my prayers. Lexie Anderson Sullivan
Kandus sorry for your loss. Have you and family in our prayers.
We are so sorry to hear about the passing of Ms. Watkins. We loved to hear the stories that Jamie and Kandus' would share with us after they had visited with her. We pray for peace for the family at this difficult time.
She was a sweet lady and it was a pleasure knowing her. Prayers for the family.
We Lack the words to express our grief over the passing of your phenomenal Mother. Rhodella touched lives without leaving a doubt in our hearts. 💕 we will be forever grateful to God for the opportunity to have had her in our lives. She will be forever missed, but never forgotten. Please accept our deepest sympathy, & may her soul rest in peace. God gained a beautiful Angel! Prayers for you & family during this difficult loss. May Giod comfort you with all the wonderful memories!!! Deepest Sympathy, Lelland Smith & Jo McKnight
So sorry for your loss. Aunt Annabell considered her a great friend. Praying the Lord comfort all the family.
Aunt Rhodella was such a wonderful & important part of my childhood. I loved her so dearly. Keeping all our family in prayer.
I have lots of sweet memories of time spent with Aunt Rhodella as a child and an adult. Will be praying for all of you.Debra Holmes
Vaughn, I am so sorry for your loss. We will be praying for you and your family.