June 2, 1937 ~ January 11, 2021

Born in: Atlanta, Georgia
Resided in: Snellville, Georgia

Daphne Annette Watkins, age 83 of Braselton, GA, passed away on January 11, 2021.

She was born June 2, 1937 and raised in the Scottdale community in DeKalb County.

She was a loving mother and grandmother and was a friend to many.

She retired from DeKalb County Schools as a Special Needs school bus driver and continued her career at Northeast Georgia Hospital until 2016.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Raymond Sr and Dorothy Watkins, brother and sister in law, Raymond and Gloria Watkins, sister, Joanne Hawkins and son, Timothy Patton.

She is survived by her son and daughter in law, Bobby and Janet Patton, daughter and son in law, Donna and Jimmy Filena, daughter in law, Cindy Patton, grandchildren, Angie Patton, Katie Patton, Ray Matthews, Kendall Matthews, Tyler Matthews and great-grandchildren, Riley Patton, KAP and Kohen McDaniel and sister and brother in law, Julia and Joe Barnet Many nieces, nephews and cousins.

The family will receive friends and loved ones on Thursday, January 14, 2021 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM and a Memorial Service in the chapel at Wages & Sons Funeral Home, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA, 30046 at 1:00 PM. Graveside service will be held immediately after at Melwood Cemetery, 5170 E. Ponce De Leon Ave, Stone Mountain, GA 30083.

Online condolences may be expressed at www.wagesandsons.com


Visitation: January 14, 2021 11:00 am - January 14, 2021 1:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Funeral Service: January 14, 2021 1:00 pm - January 14, 2021 2:00 pm

Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel
1031 Lawrenceville Hwy.
Lawrenceville, GA 30046


Melwood Cemetery
5170 E Ponce de Leon Ave
Stone Mountain, GA 30083


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  1. CandleImageMy thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May the peace of God keep you, surround you, and strengthen you during this very sad time. All my love, Carla

  2. Virginia Woody Annette was a wonderful person and coworker. My thoughts and prayers are with all her family.

  3. My prayers and thoughts are with Annette’s family in the loss of Annette. May God bring you peace and comfort in the days ahead. I worked with Annette for several years on the switchboard at Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

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