Jerry Watkins Jr. was born on February 2, 1971 to the union of Jerry Watkins, Sr. & Ruby Jean McKinney. He was the youngest of six. Preceding him in death was his grandparents, Mr. Columbus and Aretha McKinney and Mr. Fred and Pearl Watkins.
Jerry was educated in the Saint Louis Public School System, where he received his high school diploma.
Jerry accepted Christ at an early age. He was a member of Greater Pentecostal under the leadership of Pastor Coleman.
Jerry was a quiet and humble man, who loved his , family and friends.
Jerry leaves to cherish his memories: his beautiful wife, Deshanna Watkins; two daughters, Janary and Janyla Watkins., parents Jerry Sr. and Ruby Jean Watkins; one brother, Adam McKinney (Hope), four sisters; Jeanette McKinney, Martha Jacobs (John), Clemons McKinney, and Marie Watkins; father-in-law, Terry Parks; One brother in law, Shawndale Teague (Jessica); two sister-in-laws, Lavetta Fenton, and Yolonda Hilton (Sylvester). A host of aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, family and friends. A very special friend Archie Knox.