Ethellyne Watson

September 17, 1939 - March 31, 2024


Obituary For Ethellyne Watson

With humble respect, Sewell Mortuary in Grantville announces the transition of Ethellyne Watson on March 31st, 2024.

The funeral service will be held on Saturday the 13th. 12:00 PM at Sewell Mortuary in Grantville.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Friday the 12th of April at Sewell Mortuary.

Ethellyne Watson was the first child born to the late Hoyt and Amagene
Goode on September 17, 1939, in Heard County, Georgia. As a child,
her parents relocated to Newnan, Georgia. There she attended Coweta
County Schools. She had one son in 1956, and shortly after she met and
married Otis White, to which that marriage was dissolved.

Ethellyne moved to Atlanta in her early years, living there for several
years, before relocating back to Newnan, Georgia where she met and
married Willie James Watson who died in 1976. She started a career as a
seamstress at Blyle Manufactures until her retirement. After retirement,
she decided to become a certified nurse assistant until her mom became
ill. At that time, she decided to retire permanently to take care of her
mom full time.

Ethellyne loved to sew, and sewed beautifully, making her own clothes
at times. She was a fantastic cook, frying chicken, and grilling meats to
perfection, and often baking cornbread for her son. Towards the end of
her life, she started studying the bible with Jehovah's witnesses and
becoming a dear friend with sister Yvette Horsford who taught her
God’s name is Jehovah (Ps. 83:18) and to have hope in his promise (Rev
21:3,4) of a beautiful future, which soon lies ahead. (Is.33:24) and his
promise of the resurrection. (John 5:28)

Ethellyne became ill after caring for her mom, and later moved in with
her son Randy who cared for her until her death. She died peacefully on
Sunday March 31, 2024 at Southwest Christian Care Hospice in Union
City, Georgia.

Ethellyne was preceded in death by her husband Willie James Watson,
her parents Hoyt and Amagene Goode and her two brothers Mr. Horace
Goode and Mr. Floyd Goode.

She leaves to cherish her loving son Randy White, and daughter-in-law
Jill. Her brother Mr. Curtis Gould (Dorothy) of Los Angeles, California.
Sister, Mrs. Anna (Susie) Kirby of Dayton, Ohio; sister in laws, Eleanor
Goode, and Phylis Goode, 6 grandchildren: Mrs. Relena Smith (Kieven),
Mr. Antwan White, (Laly) Mrs. Christie Bailey (Karsten), Ms. Toi
Robinson, Ms. Courtney Skinner, and Ms. Jade White. Two nieces
whom she helped raise Ms.Velecia Gray and Ms. Gwendolyn Daniel. 10
great grandchildren and 2 great, great grands. A host of nieces, nephews,
cousins, and friends

Sewell Mortuary is honored to be entrusted with providing end-of-life services to the family of Ethellyne Watson.


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  • April 11, 2024

    May God comfort you all during this time of bereavement. Lamar Stargell

  • April 11, 2024

  • April 08, 2024

    Beautiful & Loving are just two of the many great words I can use to describe Lene. I'm thankful for the time I've had with her along with her great grandkids. We send our love and condolences to all of the family. May she rest well in eternal peace💗

  • April 03, 2024

    My heartfelt and sincere condolences to you Randy and your family. Evette

  • April 03, 2024

    Aunt Lene you will be missed. I have a lot of great memories of us. Taking us to the country and your dancing. I even remember the time you tried to ride my bike. 😀Love you much❤️.Vett A.K.A. Chocolate Drop.

  • April 03, 2024

    Auntie I know you are rejoicing with your parents and siblings. Give Sierra a big hug and kiss for me. Thank you for being the best aunt ever! Until we meet again. I love and miss you so much. Randy will be ok as long as God gives me strength I will always be there for him. I miss you so much

  • April 03, 2024

  • April 03, 2024

    Aunt Lyne you will truly be missed thanks for all the fun memories that left us with I love you Your great nephew Deonte Goode

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