Susan Kelly Stroud
Watkins Class of 1971
Kelly Watkins, 60, died peacefully, surrounded by her family, on Sunday,
March 9, 2014 following a long and courageous battle with cancer. A
military wife and daughter, she had been a Hampton resident since 1997.
She had a strong Christian faith and was a member of Liberty Baptist
Church. She worked for Roberts Oxygen for many years before retiring to
care for her parents. Her greatest love was for her family and especially
her grandchildren. She is survived by her husband, Lawrence D. Watkins;
her parents, Jesse and Cecilia Stroud; her three sons, Brian K. Kelly and
wife, Meredith, Paul B. Kelly, James C. Watkins and wife, Amber; her
daughters, Andrea N. Strickhouser and husband, Kevin and Nicole D. Kelly;
her grandchildren, Alli and Lexi Strickhouser, Lilly Kelly, and Carter
Watkins; and many other loving family members and friends. A funeral
service will be conducted at 11:00 AM Thursday, March 13, 2014 at Bethel
Manor Chapel, 1793 1st Ave., Hampton by Rev. Thomas Bell. The family will
receive friends at the chapel immediately after the service. A private
interment will be held in Albert G. Horton, Jr. State Veterans' Cemetery.
Arrangements by R. Hayden Smith Funeral Home.