Doris Mae Watkins

June 13, 1930 - January 25, 2021

Doris Mae Watkins, a resident of Lee County, FL since 1967, formerly of Wyanet, IL, passed away Monday, January 25, 2021 in North Fort Myers, FL. She was born in Bureau County, IL to Walter and Maggie Heggemeier, now deceased.

Doris was of the Methodist faith. A loving Wife, Mother, Sister and Grandmother, Doris lived to love others. She was a licensed Cosmetologist, able to cut and style both Men and Women’s hair. Over a period of thirty years, Doris owned and operated four Beauty Salons. Two Salons in Illinois and another two in Florida after moving there in 1967. Doris and her husband Roger also operated a successful Marketing Business, in which they helped others build and maintain their own businesses.

She is survived by her beloved husband of 50 years, Roger Watkins of North Fort Myers; five loving children, Lana Rae Nankervis of Cape Coral, FL, Larre Todd Pate (Gina) of St. James City, FL, Elissa Walker (Ronnie) of Mesa, AZ, Randy Burgess (Victoria) of Clearwater, FL, and Terri McNeill (Don) of Waddell, AZ; brother, Donald Heggemeier of North Fort Myers; son in law, Douglas Christiansen of Concord, NC; 13 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Doris was preceded in death by daughter, Linda Christiansen and sister, Donna Boehle.

No formal services are planned at this time.

Memorial Contributions in memory of Doris Mae Watkins are suggested to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 and/or Hope Hospice, 9470 Healthpark Cir., Fort Myers, FL 33908.

Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.


  1. Barbara Calvert Feb 3, 2021 at 5:08 pm

    Doris was one of the most loving and caring woman I have ever known. Our friendship spanned more than 40 years and she will be sorely missed. Heaven now has another beautiful angel watching over everyone. We shared recipes and a great deal of laughter, and sadly tears. Oh, I now have an empty spot in my heart.
    Doris, have fun in heaven and say hello to my parents.

  2. Nancy Williams Guffie of Caps Gap Tn Feb 3, 2021 at 5:37 pm

    Sorry for your loss Roger

  3. Elysia J. Watkins Feb 3, 2021 at 7:30 pm

    Doris and Roger are loving folks and we will see you again Doris. ❤

    Ervin L. Watkins Family

  4. Don & Terri McNeil Feb 4, 2021 at 8:47 am

    Gone but never forgotten. She was a beautiful person inside and out who will be truly missed. It would be hard to find anyone who is as kind and loving as she was.
    Forever in our hearts and memories.❤️

  5. Carl & Marty Turner Feb 5, 2021 at 4:29 pm

    Roger, we pray God’s peace and comfort for you. Doris, we’ll see you at Home!

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