Doug Barber, pastor of Westover Baptist Church, also said praying for the family would be the most important thing for anyone to do.
"People should pray earnestly for this family, for God to bring to their hearts his
peace ... that is the first and greatest thing you can do for someone in crisis," Barber
said those who know the family should make a personal visit, send a card or note, or make a telephone them.Barber
also said anyone who had been through a situation similar to the Watkins' would be a valuable component to a support system."(Such a person) could not only sympathize, they could empathize," Barber
said."The family would be more receptive to someone who has walked that pathway."