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PO Box 176
24497 Mary N. Smith Rd.
Accomac, VA 23301
Phone: 757-787-2504
Fax: 757-787-5606
Edith Watson

Edith Mae Watson

Friday, June 25th, 1937 - Saturday, July 18th, 2020
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Edith Mae Watson, age 83, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loved ones on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at Riverside Shore Memorial Hospital. She was the youngest of nine children born to the late Gordy Lee and Ola Mae Crippen on June 25, 1937 in Withams, Virginia.

“Ma Edith,” as she was affectionately known to many, was educated in the Norfolk Public School System. Edith was a consistent member of the workforce as a result, she had experience in various fields. However, her last and favorite occupation was that as a cook at Bayside Market.

“Ma Edith,” was a faithful member of St. John Independent Church under the leadership of Rev. Brenda Wise. She was a loving mother and grandmother and loved spending time with her family every chance she was given. Edith loved riding out to the store and other places, no matter where they were going, she was ready to ride. In her spare-time, she enjoyed completing jigsaw puzzles, crocheting, and crossword puzzles. “Ma Edith” will be missed by all that knew and loved her.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Richard R. Watson, Sr.; daughter, Debra Bell; and her siblings, Alvin, Norwood, Leon, Willard, Mary, Delores, and Hazel.

She leaves to cherish her memories: daughters, Brenda (Laronn) Smith, Cherie (Nelson) Ridley, both of Parksley, VA, and Jewel (Alan) Miller of Waldorf, MD; sons, Richard R. Watson, Jr. of Raleigh, NC, Larry Watson of Fayetteville, NC, and Mervin Watson of Temperanceville, VA; twenty-two grandchildren; several great-grandchildren; son-in-law, Robert Bell of Temperanceville, VA; brother, Hursel (Delores) Crippen; two sisters-in-law, LaRue Holden and Joyce Watson; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives, and closes friends.
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  • Graveside Service

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Groton Community Cemetery
    Address
    Hickman Ln.
    TEMPERANCEVILLE, VA 23442
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    Notes
    In the light of the evolving situation with COVID-19 virus, we are making adjustments to adapt to the current health emergency. In order to reduce the spread of the virus in our community, we are limiting the public’s access to our facility. We will continue to serve our families with the utmost dignity, as well as maintain the safety guidelines provided by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Cooper & Humbles Funeral Co., Inc. will comply and hold all services private until further notice. We will not have any public viewings. In an effort to accommodate family and friends, we are posting photos and the funeral/graveside service video of your loved ones on their respective Book of Memory pages on our website, www.cooperandhumbles.com. This will allow you to have a lasting memory picture and attend the service virtually. We thank you for your patience and understanding during this difficult time and as soon as this matter is resolved, we will resume our normal practices.
  • Interment

    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 | 11:00am
    When
    Saturday, July 25th, 2020 11:00am
    Location
    Groton Community Cemetery
    Address
    Hickman Ln.
    TEMPERANCEVILLE, VA 23442
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Ms. Edith was a beautiful woman inside and out. She is an ancestor and is now in the great cloud of witnesses. Rest well, Mother Edith, receive your reward.
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Matthews Market

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Sending our thoughts & prayers to the family. Ms. Edith was a sweetie. GOD has gained an ANGEL. R.I.P.
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