Bill Text: VA HR325 | 2021 | Regular Session | Introduced

Bill Title: Celebrating the life of Martha Carter Watkins.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Engrossed - Dead) 2021-02-08 - Agreed to by House [HR325 Detail]

Download: Virginia-2021-HR325-Introduced.html
Offered February 3, 2021
Celebrating the life of Martha Carter Watkins.
Patron-- Fariss

WHEREAS, Martha Carter Watkins, a highly admired leader who served many people in Appomattox County, died on July 24, 2020; and

WHEREAS, a native of Appomattox, Martha Watkins graduated from Carver-Price High School in 1962, holding class office in several of its organizations; and

WHEREAS, Martha retired from the United States Department of Agriculture after 30 years of dedicated service; she was remembered for her warming smile and attitude for helping her clients; and

WHEREAS, Martha was a loyal and dedicated member of the Jordan Baptist Church in Appomattox, where she served as decorated church coordinator and as a member of the Trustee Ministry, Sanctuary Choir, Usher Ministry, and the former Gospel Harmonettes; and

WHEREAS, Martha was one of the founders of the Carver-Price Alumni Association, Inc., and the Carver-Price Legacy Museum, Inc.; she held the office as chaplain, but she always found time and energy to do things to enhance the association and museum; she was also a member of Relay For Life, the Appomattox County Democratic Committee, the Neighborhood Missionary Club, and the Home Extension Club (Henny Penny); Martha organized The Country Socialites, where she enjoyed going to see Broadway shows, going on cruises, and having cookouts and Christmas dinners for the seniors each year, just to mention a few; and

WHEREAS, her parents, James E. Carter, Sr., and Annie Bell Carter, and her grandson, Zachary Ashton Watkins, preceded her in death; Martha left to cherish her memories her husband of 54 years, Harry; her daughter, Lawane W. Garland; her son, Damand Monte Watkins; two grandchildren, Jurney and Jerrett Garland; and other relatives and friends; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED, That the House of Delegates hereby note with great sadness the loss of Martha Carter Watkins; and, be it

RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Clerk of the House of Delegates prepare a copy of this resolution for presentation to the family of Martha Carter Watkins as an expression of the House of Delegates' respect for her memory.