Melvin Watkins, Jr., age 54, a resident of Springfield, departed this life, Saturday, September14, 2019 in Baton Rouge. Visitation at Galilee Baptist Church, 25969 Haynes Settlement Rd., Springfield, Rev. Warren Richards, pastor from 11 am Saturday, Sept. 21st until religious service at 1 pm. Conducted by Rev. Michael Otkins. Interment in Mount Pleasant Cemetery, Hammond. Arrangements entrusted to MJR Friendly Service Funeral Home, Denham Springs.