BLACKSHEAR — Linda Faye Altman Watkins, 66 of Waycross, formerly of Blackshear, passed away early Wednesday morning, June 24, 2020, at Harborview – Pierce County. Born October 4, 1953, in Blackshear, Mrs. Watkins lived in Pierce County most of her life. She worked as a manager for Flash Foods (Five Points location) where she received several awards including Manager of the Year. She then went to work at Walmart where she would retire as a front end manager. For the last several years Mrs. Watkins had been a homemaker. She loved to shop, listen to music, and watch Shark Tan, and over the years she and her late husband, Jerry Rudolph Watkins, enjoyed traveling — especially to the mountains. She was a proud grandmother and dearly loved all of her babies. Mrs. Watkins was of the Baptist faith. She was a daughter of the late Jesse Columbus and Cleo Eason Altman. In addition to her late husband, she was also preceded in death by her sister, Sandra Godwin Heintz; and a brother, Eddie Altman. Survivors include her three sons, Britt (Pearlie) Watkins of Waycross, Timothy Watkins of Blackshear, and Chad Watkins (Josie Moore) of Blackshear; a brother, Gerald (Lynn) Altman of Blackshear; seven grandchildren, Chelsea, Zeb, Carson, Jaycee, Ella, Eli and Alayna; a great-granddaughter, Jaralynn; and several nieces, nephews, and other relatives. The funeral for Mrs. Watkins was held Friday, June 26 at the Pearson-Dial Chapel. Interment was in the Blackshear City Cemetery. Pearson-Dial Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.