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Bernie Lynn Watkins

December 6, 1960 — September 22, 2021

Bernie Lynn Watkins, 60, of Holly Hill, husband to Mary Adeline Watkins (Risher) of 21 years, entered into eternal rest on Wednesday, September 22, 2021 in Columbia, South Carolina.

Born on December 6, 1960 in Orangeburg, South Carolina Lynn was a son of Bernie Leon Watkins and Alice M. (Simmons) Watkins.

Lynn will be remembered for his love of the outdoors. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, gardening and spending time with his family. He was always willing to lend a hand where he could.

Lynn is preceded in death by his father; his sister, Melinda Faye Watkins and both sets of his grandparents.

In addition to his wife, Lynn is survived by his son, Justin Lynn Watkins of Holly Hill; his daughter, Kerra Watkins of Summerville; his mother, Alice M. Simmons Watkins of Holly Hill, South Carolina; his granddaughter, Eliyanah Robinson of Summerville; his sisters, Patricia McLeod (Joe) of Manning, South Carolina, Annette W. Marchant of Holly Hill, South Carolina and Linda S. Moossa (Steve) of Winnsboro, South Carolina. Lynn is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews and many other members of his extended family.

Services are to be held privately within the family.

Expressions of sympathy may be viewed or submitted online at

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Avinger Funeral Home, 2274 Eutaw Rd., Holly Hill, SC 29059, (803) 496-3434.
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