Gayla Cost (Watkins) Rottgering, age 68 of Paducah, Kentucky, passed from this life on Saturday, October 16, 2021, at Cookeville Regional Medical Center.
Gayla was born Friday, January 30, 1953, in Paducah, Kentucky, and she was the daughter of the late Grover "Carlton" Watkins and the late Anne Mai (Cost) Watkins.
Gayla was a loving daughter, sister, mother, GG, and friend. She loved life, people, had a million friends but most importantly loved Jesus. Gayla was loved by all that knew her and she will be greatly missed.
Gayla is survived by one daughter, Nikki Orazine; one son, Rickey Lynn Cooper; two Grandchildren, Tre' Cooper and Destiny Orazine; two sisters, Connie Waldridge and Annette Burkhart, and husband, Dale; one brother, Gary Watkins and wife, Leslie; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends.
Gayla was preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral Service for Gayla Cost (Watkins) Rottgering will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, at 1:00 pm at the Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah with her brother Gary Watkins officiating. Interment will follow at the Maplelawn Cemetery.
Visitation with the family will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 11:00, am until the time of service at Milner & Orr Funeral Home of Paducah.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Cookeville Regional Charitable Foundation in Gayla's name.