Edward Nelson Watkins Jr.

February 25, 1953 ~ October 8, 2020 (age 67)


Edward Nelson Watkins Jr., was the 5th. child of Beatrice Watkins and the late Edward Nelson Watkins Sr., Edward was born on February 25, 1953 in Cleveland, Ohio where he attended the Cleveland Public Schools, until her enlisted into the United States Army. After he served his country, Edward worked as a Chef at the Executive Caterers of Landerhaven, he was also empolyed at the Inner City Yacht Club and In the Woods. 

He was affectionately known for calling his nieces and nephews "Monkey", and his favortire saying of "Oucha" . Known to all asas Nelson and Uncles Squirrels by his nephew Demond.

Edward was preceded in death by his father Edwaard Nelson Watkins Sr., his Grandmother's; Magnolia Jenkins and Mary Jane Moore, his Brother's; Aaron Holland and Jack S. Watkins and his Nephew; Lafayette Watkins Jr., and his Niece; Connie Burgess.

Edward departed this life on October 8, 2020 at his home. He leaves to cherish his precious memories his Mother; Beatrice Watkins, Step-Mother Linda Watkins, 7 Sister's: Elizabeth, Patricia, Vernadine, Sharon, Linda, Mary and Dale. 7 Brother's; Charles, Stanley, Cornelius, Keith, Kevin, Edward III, and John. His favorite Cousin's ; Juanita and Joyce. His Long Time Friend; George, his favorite Niece; Dinetta. He had a lot of Nieces and Nephews, Great Nieces and Great Nephews, and a host of family and friends.

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Public Viewing
October 26, 2020

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Gaines Funeral Home-Union Ave Location
9116 Union Ave
Cleveland, Oh 44105
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October 27, 2020

11:00 AM
Second Mt Carmel Baptist Church
5713 Kinsman Road
Cleveland, OH 44104
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Celebration of Life
October 27, 2020

11:30 AM
Second Mt Carmel Baptist Church
5713 Kinsman Road
Cleveland, OH 44104
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