Pearl Elaine Culton Watkins “Goldie” was born to Harold Eugene Culton and Pearl Ann Cyrus Culton on Sept 9, 1949 in Tulsa Oklahoma, she was the 8th of eight children. Goldie attended Tulsa Public Schools; Charles S. Johnson elementary, Carver Jr High and was a 1967 graduate of Booker T Washington High School. She then attended Cameron State College in Lawton Ok. Goldie Married Harold Douglas Watkins Sr. “Buzzy” May 3, 1969. Goldie and Buzzy were happily united for over 40 years. That union blessed them with two children, Harold Douglas Watkins Jr and Cashada Elaine Watkins.
The Watkins family resided in Tulsa, Ok. The family relocated to Texas and Colorado eventually returning to Tulsa, Ok. Goldie worked for Homeland until retirement at the age of 55. Goldie was an active member of Wesley United Methodist Church. Goldie was known for her generosity; her ministry to the sick and shut in was to prepare and deliver meals. She had an unselfish love of family.
Goldie enjoyed her alone time, social activities included Bid whist, and watching a variety of reality TV shows. She appreciated the beauty of nature and delighted in feeding the birds and squirrels.
Goldie was preceded in Death by Her husband Harold Douglas Watkins Sr., Mother Pearl Ann Burkes, Farther Harold Eugene Culton; Brothers Taylor Johnson Jr., Curtis Johnson, Larthee Johnson and Sister Pauline Johnson Wallace.
Pearl “Goldie” peacefully transitioned surrounded by family from her earthly residence to the open arms of the Lord. She leaves to treasure her memories, her children Harold “Doug” Watkins Jr. (Texas), Cashada “Shay” Watkins (Texas), Grandchildren Britney Watkins, Alexander D. Watkins (Wife Dory) and Phoenix Byrd. Great grandson Alexander D. Watkins Jr. “JuJu”. Loving Sisters Joan Shockley, Doris Harbin and Deborah Eastman. A host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.