Demario Johnny Watkins

Published 2:53 pm Monday, April 19, 2021

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 10, 2021, at Johnson Funeral Home Chapel for Mr. DeMario Johnny Watkins, 25, who died Thursday, March 25, 2021, at his residence.  Rev. Henry McCullum officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mr. DeMario Watkins was born in Hammond, Indiana, and was adopted by his grandmother, Mary Funchess.  He received his elementary education at Maywood Elementary and attended Bassfield High School. He received his high school diploma in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania.

He was preceded in death by his father, DeMario Watkins; grandfather, Jon Allen McNair, nephew, Jayveon Gunn; two uncles, Kenneth and William Berry; two aunts, Louella Gaddis and Julia Holloway.

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He is survived by two children, DeMario Williams and Zamir Williams both of Hammond, Indiana; grandmother, Mary Funchess of Hammond, Indiana; grandfather, Jimmy L. Watkins of Yazoo City; two sisters, Dijah Gun of Gary, Indiana and DeLaysha Watkins of Hammond, Indiana and many other relatives and friends.