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Teresa Diane Watkins

October 24, 1968 ~ July 20, 2020 (age 51)


Ms. Teresa D. Watkins was born October 24, 1968 in Columbia, South Carolina.  She was the beloved daughter of Ms. Nezzie Watkins and the late Melvin “Jack” Watkins.  Teresa went home to be with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on Monday, July 20, 2020.

Teresa was a graduate of Eau Claire High School, Class of 1986.  She attended Mansfield Business College and received her certificate in business Accounting.  She was formally employed at Bank of America. 

Teresa, affectionately called “Ninnie” by family and friends, had a love for music.  Her choir and church family at Temple Zion played a big part in her life.  She was very busy in church activities until her illness.

Teresa was preceded in death by her brother, Jeffery Watkins.

Those left to cherish Teresa’s life includes her Mother, Nezzie Watkins; two sisters, Tonia Watkins and Sandra King; two brothers, Terry Watkins and Daryl Watkins , all of Columbia, SC and a host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and caring friends all of whom will miss her.  Teresa has a special bond between her Aunt Rosezna “Dot” Kennedy and her niece Paris.

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 Service Program


July 24, 2020

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Bostick Tompkins Funeral Home
2930 Colonial Drive
Columbia, SC 29203

Graveside Service
July 25, 2020

11:00 AM
Temple Zion Baptist Church Cemetery
1174 Heyward Brockington Road
Columbia, SC 29203

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