James E. Watson

July 15,1945 - March 10,2018

Obituary for James E. Watson

Sewell Mortuary in Grantville respectfully announces the passing of James E. Watson Saturday 3/10/2018.

Saturday, March 17, 2018
1:00 p.m.
China Grove Baptist Church
Turin, Georgia

Visitation Friday 1 to 6 pm at Sewell Mortuary.

Elder Mill Cemetery

James E. Watson was born July 15, 1945 in Florida to Lena Conner, but was raised by Emmie Conner and Joe Watson, along with two brothers, Willie Carl and Joe Curtis Watson; five sisters, Polly Tigner, Eloise Watson, Katherine Copeland, Minnie Williams and Emmie Kate Webb. Three preceded him in death; four biological brother and sisters, Eddie McMillian, Charles Bell, Carolyn Bell and Delois Johnson.

He leaves to cherish his memories a loving wife for forty-nine years, Bessie and two kids, Garry Watson and Belinda Davenport. He raised three other kids, Amy Shafi, Tiffany White, and Chris White; fourteen grandkids and two great-grandkids; two sons-in-law; mother-in-law, Jessie Kate Robinson; five brothers-in-law, two sisters-in-law; best friend, Hubert Bridges.

He attended Central High and Eastside Schools. He retired from Bonnell and went to work for Brian Reimer, working with horses for eight years. He loved horses and fishing.

He was a member of Rocky Mt. Baptist Church. He later moved his membership to China Grove Baptist Church.

He has a host of nieces and nephews.




01:00 PM
Sewell Mortuary
220 Charlie Patterson Rd
Grantville, GA 30220
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Funeral Service

01:00 PM
China Grove MBC
45 China Grove St
Turin, GA 30289
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Elder-Linch Cemetery

Senoia, GA 30276
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May God bless you in your time of sorrow, "while you throw all your anxieties upon him because he cares for you (1 Pet. 5:7).
- C. Collier
May the memories of "James" fill your heart with joy and laughter as you reminisce about his life. May you also look toward the hope of the resurrection promised at (John11:33-44) whereby, one day in the future, you will reunite with your loved one again.At that time, he will never again say, "I am sick".(Isaiah 33:24)I'm sorry for your loss.
- Lunn
To Bessie and family. I am sorry to hear of the loss of your Husband Jo Jo. I Pray that God holds you close as you go through. Sending Prayers to you and your Family..
- Lyshon Ferrell
May the Lord heal the Watson's family and associate's saddened heart's Belinda Hall-Greenville GA
- Belinda Hall
I will love and miss Uncle JoJo. I will never forget watching you cut up with Aunt Eloise, cut grass, playing with the turtle in the barrel, and seeing you at Rocky Mount. Until I see you again, Rest in Heaven.❤❤❤
- Nikki Tigner
Sending my heartfelt condolences. I am the youngest daughter of Deloris and Walter Johnson. Rest In Peace.
- Keisha Johnson
Belinda and sweet family, you all are in my thoughts and prayers during this time! Remember this is temporary and you all will be rejoicing with him in heaven! Love to you all!
- Lisa Farr
In the scriptures death is clearly explained. Furthermore the Bible not only reveals why we die but also explain the condition of the dead and offers hope for our deceased loved ones .Finally , it speaks of a momentous time when it will be possible to report " Death is swallowed up forever " 1Corinthians 15:54 .......................I am sorry about your loss.
- Josephine
Miss Bessie and Family: You have my deepest sympathy at this time. Miss Bessie.."You are a Phenomenal Woman". You have been right by Mr. Watson's side. Now heaven is smiling...another one of God angels gone home. Trust in God and he will carry you through. Love you much!
- Shirley Orr-Cox
to Bessie and family I am so sorry about the lost of your loved one he was a good kind man will miss him
- hazelferrell

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