Rev. Paul Louis Watkins, son of the late Louis and Lucille Watkins was born on\nAugust 25, 1988, in Harlem, New York. He attended public school and was a\ngraduate of Machine & Metal Trades High School. He along with his siblings was\nthe first family to have three kids become Eagle Scouts. He worked for one of the\nlargest union of maritime workers in North America, International\nLongshoremen’s Association in Baltimore, Maryland for over 30 years. At an early\nage he professed his faith in God and joined the Soul Saving Station Church were\nhe was a dedicated minister.\n\nHe was united in holy matrimony to Evangelist Annette Watkins on August 25,\n1988. This union included three kids that he adopted and loved as his own. He\nwas a devoted, loving husband and father.\n\nAdditionally, Rev. Watkins was pastor of Miracle Faith Revival Church. He and his\nwife always went above and beyond for their members. During his last years he\ndid home ministry and traveled to fellowship with other congregations. He loved\npraising God and his faith in him was undeniable. His hobbies were spending time\nwith his wife/family, landscaping & gardening, listening to gospel and going to\nchurch. His personality was bold with an ego big as the sky. His heart was full of\nlove and his influence will forever remain in the lives of all who knew him. He\nquietly departed this life surrounded by family on Thursday, December 1, 2022, at\nCompass Hospice in Centreville, Maryland. He was preceded in death by his son,\nPaul Louis Watkins Jr, and sister Irene Watkins.\n\nHis life will forever be cherished in the lives of his loved ones: his wife, Annette\nWatkins; children, Stella (Reginald) Williams, Trina Watkins, Latonya White,\nMonique Samb, James Bounds; daughter-in-law, Jean O’Connor; sixteen\ngrandchildren, sixteen great grandchildren; brothers, Harold (Gail) Watkins,\nRichard (Roslin) Watkins; nieces Carolyn (Bill) Sinkler, Tracey D. Watkins;\nnephews, Samuel (Teresa) Watkins, Benjamin (Tonya) Watkins, Andrew\n(Elizabeth) Watkins, Jason Watkins; a host of devoted cousins and friends.