Clemmie Watkins Wren

January 3, 1931 ~ December 13, 2011

Clemmie Watkins Wren, 80, of Lake Charles, died Tuesday December 13, 2011 in the comfort of her home surrounded by her loving family.

Clemmie was born January 3, 1931 in Crossett, Arkansas to Roy and Bertie Gill Watkins. She has resided in Lake Charles since 1972 and retired as the office manager to Anthony LeBato, CPA after twenty-six years. She was a member of Sale Street Baptist Church and had served as secretary for the WMU for the Louisiana Baptist Convention. She loved music, crafts, and was a loving wife and mother. She loved to spoil her grand and great grandchildren, while always keeping a smile on her face.

Clemmie was preceded in death by her parents; brother, Audrey Watkins and son-in-law Wesley Smith. Those left to honor and cherish her memory are her devoted husband of 63 years, Rev. Emmit Wren, Lake Charles; two daughters, Susan Wren Smith, Deville, LA and Becky Wren Farque and husband Brantley, Iowa; two sons, Michael Wren and wife Millie, Houma, LA and Paul Wren, Aurora, CO; one sister, Ann Root, Gulf Breeze, FL; ten grandchildren, twelve great-grandchildren.

Funeral Services will be Saturday December 17, 2011 at 12:00 PM, in the Johnson Funeral Home Chapel. Rev, Randy Edwards will officiate. Burial will be in Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be from 4:00 PM until 9:00 PM, Friday, and continue from 9:00 AM until time of service Saturday in the funeral home.

Special thanks to Brighton Bridge Hospice and her care givers Felisa, Brandy, and Perry.

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  1. Dear Bro. Wren, Our hearts are heavy after learning about MS Clemmie. We fell in love with her from the very beginning, and how could we not? She was so precious. We would like to honor her by being present at the Service, but Mark is in Hospital and here we will be for awhile. Just know how much we care. Mark and Billie Sandel

  2. Paul and family,My memories of Clemmie are so wonderful. She was a dear friend and one of our teachers in the Singles group when I was there. You and your family are in my prayers. How comforting to know that she is whole and well again in the loving arms of her Heavenly Father. She and my mother are probably visiting and enjoying each other's company right now. Johnnie

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