Jim Nathan Watkins


Jim N. "Nathan" Watkins, 34, of Belleville, IL, born Friday, March 19, 1976, in Clinton, Oklahoma, died Monday, February 28, 2011 at Memorial Hospital in Belleville, IL.

Mr. Watkins was a member of Pleasant Valley Baptist Church in Belleville, IL.


Surviving are his:

  • Mother: Diana Walker
  • Paternal Grandmother: Dea Phillips of Belleville, IL
  • Many other relatives and wonderful Friends

Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Matthew/Celebrate Recovery

Funeral: Memorial services will be held at 5:00 pm Friday, March 4, 2011 at Pleasant Valley Baptist Church, with Pastor Jack Kurrelmeyer officiating. By his request cremation was held.

Condolences left for Jim Nathan Watkins:

    Jim nathan... :( I miss you, I wish I could have seen more of you. Playing nintendo64 until early morning will always be my favorite memory of you. You had an excellent heart and will always be in our thoughts and prayers. I am so glad to know that you are in a better place with our heavenly father. :) I rejoice now that you have peace!! Now, sing one for us... cause you know... "roses really smell like poopoo." <3 haha just some laughs.

    carol ingram huntsville alabama 35810

    So sorry for your loss, you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

    Larry & Paula Carter Mascoutah Il 62258

    Jim Nathan touched so many lives in so many ways. He came into my life as a rock that I so needed at the time and he stayed as a friend. He is loved not only by myself but also my daughter's, Carol Ann and Katie. He will live forever in our hearts!!!

    Lisa Marie Hughes Huntsville Alabama 35805

    And now for Diana, David and Dea. I love you all very much and we all can rejoice in the fact that Jim Nathan was a part of our lives. He is home with my Daddy and our Grandfather Creator. He was an exceptional person and always will be in our spirits. I pray for your strength and peace.

    Lisa Marie Hughes Huntsville Alabama 35805

    What can I say about Jim, or "Watkins" as he was known here in Illinois. He was a great person, always the one you could talk to about anything, and everything. In the few short years I knew him we had some fun times, lots of deep conversations with him. If you started talking to him, or needed advice you were going to get advice and listen to it, but i am thankful I got to hear what he said. He was a helping hand and would gladly and proudly give you his own bedroom if you were in a bad situation, while he slept on the couch. All I can say now is Watkins I promise I will take some of your advice of which I was so quick to forget when you were giving it, and I hope there's alot of the "blue and green" of which you were so fond of where you are at.

    Jason Greive Belleville il 62226

    Diana - You and all Nathan's family/friends are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's love lift up your heart in this time of terrible sadness.

    Deborah Hileman Spring Valley OH 45370

    We are deeply saddened by the death of your son. May God give him eternal rest and may his soul rest in peace. Please be strong and accept our deepest condolences.

    Lt Col Sveinsson and Family

    Lt Col Scott Sveinsson Swansea IL 62226

    The short time I knew him, I felt like I was talking with and hanging out with a very unique soul. He helped out with a student film I did last August, gave heartfelt and wise advice and always had a story to tell.
    I hope that where you are now is a place where all sickness, sorrow and loneliness have fled away.

    Adam Wangler Belleville IL 62223

    Watkins could not escape his demons, but he did what he could to fight them off. I never met a person like him, and I probably never will again. I know he's at peace now. He doesn't have to worry anymore. RIP my friend.

    Jordan "Joe"

    I miss my son so much but also so happy I had him. We had great times and bad times.

    diana Belleville il 62226

    Kristina S Watkins I am so sorry for your lose, I did not know..I know that I will always love you..prayers to you Diana

    kristina estill springs tennessee 37330