Yancy Lane Watkins
1973 - 2021
BORN
1973
DIED
2021
FUNERAL HOME
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Denham Springs
7738 Florida Blvd.
Denham Springs, LA
On September 4, 2021, while surrounded by those he loved, the world lost Yancy Lane Watkins, age 48, from COVID complications. Born on August 8, 1973, Yancy was a "Mountain of a Man" as seen by his gentle and steadfast demeanor. His bear hugs, dimpled smile and crystal blue eyes can never be replaced. From an early age, Yancy loved the outdoors and hunting. A love that cultivated a special bond with his son. If you knew Yancy, you knew his son, Holden and wife, Michelle were the center of his universe. Behind his family and the outdoors, he loved helping people daily, as a Field Clinical Specialist, in the Transcatheter Heart Valve Division, at Edwards Lifesciences. Yancy was a lifelong resident of Livingston, La. He graduated from the Baton Rouge General School of Radiology, specialized in the heart Cath lab, and later obtained a Bachelor of Science in Zoology from Southeastern Louisiana State University. He is survived by his wife and son, Michelle Levert Watkins and Holden Lane Watkins; mother Betty and Ronnie Rosenson; father Tommy and Ramona Watkins; brother Joel Watkins (Nancy); nephews Miles and Reed Watkins; In-laws Sharon and Thomas Levert, brother-in-law Corey Levert (Angie); nephews Brandt Levert and Bendant Copland; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins, lifelong friends and colleagues. He was preceded in death by maternal grandparents Edward and Eleanor May and paternal grandparents Clarence and Delora Watkins. Pallbearers are Joel Watkins, Troy Jones, Chase Jones, Arch Toto Morgan, II, Derek Morgan, Corey Levert, Fred Stevenson (honorary), Dr. Terry Zellmer (honorary) and Dr. Venkat Surankanti (honorary). The family would like to thank his doctor and Cath lab friends at OLOL for being Yancy's guardian angels. Relatives and friends are invited to attend the visitation held in the chapel of Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home located at 7738 Florida Blvd. Denham Springs, on Saturday, September 18, 2021, beginning at 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. The visitation will continue Sunday, September 19, 2021, at 11:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 2:00 p.m. that will be officiated by Rev. Willis Easley. The interment will follow at Gateway Gardens in Livingston, LA. Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. Join Zoom Meeting: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/7381685135?pwd=Y09KbzhqZE5oQS9xZklUTWRQaGcyZz09 Meeting ID: 738 168 5135 Passcode: Thompson



Published by The Advocate from Sep. 12 to Sep. 19, 2021.
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MEMORIAL EVENTS
Sep
18
Visitation
5:00p.m. - 8:00p.m.
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Denham Springs
7738 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, LA
Sep
19
Visitation
11:00a.m. - 2:00p.m.
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Denham Springs
7738 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, LA
Sep
19
Funeral service
2:00p.m.
Brandon G. Thompson Funeral Home - Denham Springs
7738 Florida Blvd., Denham Springs, LA
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Yancy was a dear friend and mentor.He was a driving force behind my graduation from X Ray school.Yancy spoke for me and helped me to obtain my first job in medicine many years ago.So many people that work in the medical field knew Yancy.He was super intelligent, so easy to get along with and talk to.Once you met Yancy you would not forget him.I will miss you my friend as will everyone who knew you and Loved you. Rest In Peace My Friend.
Peter
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September 13, 2021
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