Marvin Lee Watkins was born June 24, 1953 in Detroit Michigan. He was the youngest of 5 children born to Eddie & Irene Watkins. As a child church was like a second home to him and his siblings. Marvin’s father Eddie was an associate minister and his mother, who was affectionately called Ire, was a Teacher in the Body of Christ Their home was one of love and offered an atmosphere where Christ was center.
At an early age Marvin accepted Christ and was filled with the Holy Spirit, singing in the choir and active in the youth department at his church. As an adult he joined Fountain of Truth under the guidance of Bishop Michael Jones and Pastor Brenda Jones where he was a boom camera technician, a task in which he took great pride.
Marvin graduated from Mumford high school and went on to Michigan State University where he graduated with honors in Political Science. He came home and immediately began to work as the administrative assistance to the late Councilman Nicholas Hood and had over site in designing and establishing of several adult assisted living facilities…one which is still in operative, The Cyprian Respite Center on Chrysler Drive in Detroit Mi.
In later years he was married to Rosalind Minor and loved his two stepsons Angelo and Brian.
Marvin was an analytical in his approach to life. He was a thinker as well as having a great sense of humor. He remembered everything from names to events in detail,” If you wanted to know something-Just Ask Marvin” Family was very important to him and he loved them all dearly.
FROM THE HEART TO YOU MARVIN:
All is well “Baby Boy”, all is well. Don’t talk the ears off the Williams family when you see them. Just think now you have a full set of teeth and can eat peanuts. “Fat Teddy”
I love you…but you already know that. You always called me your “Sister in Twice” (naturally and spiritually) See you in the morning. “CAT”
Adoption is wonderful but to be accepted and as your brother goes on forever-I love you and will miss you my brother…until I see you again in heaven- “Mike”