Watkins Blackwell Winston Salem Edwina Marlene Watkins Blackwell Sept. 10, 1963 - March 24, 2019 Mrs. Edwina Marlene Watkins Blackwell, aka "Ponsy" was born September 10, 1963 in Buffalo, New York. She had resided in Winston-Salem, North Carolina most of her life and was a 1981 graduate of North Forsyth High School. Known as "Ms. B," Edwina drove bus #123 with the Winston-Salem Forsyth County School for many years. She was a fashionist and loved to decorate. She was preceded in death by her grandmother, Marrien Williams. "Ponsy" as known by her family, departed this life, Sunday March 24, 2019 at the Kate B. Reynolds Hospice Home. She is survived by her husband, Rodney Blackwell; two daughters, Brooke Blackwell and Shaquita Atwater; one son, Bryant (Nikki) Williams; her parents, Theodis and Phyllis Foster; one sister, Beverly Watkins; one brother, Patrick Green; nine grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends including her BFF, Tangela Jackson. The family will receive friends 10am Monday, April 1, 2019 at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church with funeral services following at 11am. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. hooperfuneralhome.net.

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