Janine “Freedom” Watkins

LUGOFF – Services for Janine “Freedom” Watkins, 56, will be private. Memorials may be made to the charity of one’s choice.

    Ms. Watkins passed away Saturday, August 7, 2021. Born in Highland Park, MI on June 6, 1965, she was a daughter of Bettie Shows Smith and the late Roger Smith. She will be fondly remembered for her outgoing personality and adventurous spirit. Janine was down to earth and a loving mother. She was a certified scuba diver, an excellent snow skier, a den mother for Cub Scouts, and enjoyed photography. Janine had a passion for motorcycles and was a member and regional coordinator at Stilettos on Steel, a female rider’s group.

    Surviving in addition to her mother are her sons, Evan and Benjamin Mayer; former spouse, David Mayer; brother, Kirk Smith; sister; Joni Maher (Jim).

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