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Brenda Watkins, 71, of Chattanooga, passed away Saturday, September 4, 2021 in a local hospital. She attended Riverside High School. She retired from Conagra after many years of service. Brenda was preceded in death by her parents, Eddie and Erma Roberson Washington; daughter, Starza Parker; grandmother, Serena Phelps; grandsons, Marquise Jackson and Xavier Harris. Survivors include her son, Clyde Parker (Brandy); daughters, Leatrice Mosley (Carlos), Tara Harris, Makesha Watkins (Detrick), and Markita Watkins, all of Chattanooga; 17 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; brother, Chris Parker (Michel) of Chattanooga; special friends, Jesse Davis and Dorothy Wiley; a host of other relatives and friends. Brenda will lie-in-state on Thursday at 9 a.m. at Taylor Funeral Home. Graveside service will follow at 12 noon in Forest Hills Cemetery.