Laura Watkins, age 61 of Chester, died Sunday, January 28, 2018 at her home in her sleep after battling kidney failure. She is survived by her husband and best friend of 35 years, Edward A. Watkins; daughter Tracy D. Watkins; grandchildren, Alexandria Bailey and Nicholas Bailey; her father, Jerry "JB" Baltes and his wife Patricia, and her sisters, Donna Pemberton, Debbie Foster, and Dubbie Ellerbee. Laura was preceded in death by her mother JoAnn Shoefstall and step-father Bob.
Born in San Diego, California, Laura and family moved to the Richmond area 30 years ago where she became the office manager of the family owned commercial tank/truck wash business, treating employees like they were family. Whether she was cooking, sewing, doing taxes, or telling jokes, she was Always helping someone. She touched the hearts of everyone she met.
A small celebration of her life will be held at a later date, yet to be determined. Online condolences may be placed at www.farrarfuneralhome.net.Farrar Funeral Home of South Hill is serving the family.