Alice Lula Edmondson Watson

March 25, 1933 - June 25, 2021

03/25/1933 - 06/25/2021

Past Services

Monday June 28, 2021
11:00 am
Sunnyside Cemetery
4764 US-258
Scotland Neck, NC 27874

Alice Lula Edmondson Watson, age 88, of Tarboro, passed away on Friday, June 25, 2021 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

Alice was born on March 25, 1933 in Martin County to the late John and Alice Edmondson.  She was a loving and devoted wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, and great-great-grandmother.  Alice loved cooking dinner for her children and grandchildren and spending time with her church.  She was very active and enjoyed walking and exercising whenever possible.  Her favorite past times included spending time at the beach and swimming.  Alice was greatly loved by her family and will be deeply missed by everyone who knew her.

In addition to her parents Alice was preceded in death by her husband, Linwood Earl Watson; her brother, John Edmondson; her sisters, Mary Savage, Erma Marks, and Lucy Harmon; her grandsons, Aubrey Eugene Edmonds, Jr. and Linwood Roland Lewis; and her granddaughter, Valerie Ann Andrews.

Alice is survived by her daughters, Mary Alice Norris and husband Donald Linwood of Tarboro, Kathy Edmonds and husband Aubrey of Tarboro, Linda Gooch and husband Norman of Macclesfield, Joyce Tripp and husband Steven of Tarboro, Margie Reardon of Chocowinity, and Diane Parrisher and husband Paul of Tarboro; her brothers, Edward Earl Edmondson of Richmond, VA and Stephen Edmondson and wife Vickie of Newport; her sister, Aljua Wilson of Goldsboro; her grandsons, Jessie Ellis, Jr., Herbert Lewis, III, Norman Gooch, Jr. and wife Stacy, Johnathan Gooch and wife Jennifer, Donnie Bullock, Jr., and Steven Parrisher and girlfriend, Courtney Johnson; her granddaughters, Mary Boyd and husband Tee, Tina Cavaliere and husband Mark, Joyce Todd, and Melissa Stancil and husband Jimmy; her great-granddaughters, Bethany Moore, Heather Robbins, Sarah Edmonds, Cecilia Lewis, Gracie Vann, Carolyn Vann, Makayla Lewis, Amber Lewis, Aubrey Lewis, Ashley Gooch, Olivia Gooch, Ashley Coggins, Brittney Coggins, Angel Baker, Emma Bullock, Lily Bullock, Lexie Lawrence, Aaron Lawrence, and Carolyn Parrisher; her great-grandsons, Ryan Ellis, Dustin Harrell, Darren Harrell, Sam Edmonds, Herbert Lewis, Austin Gooch, Dale Kinnin, Eric Kinnin, Jackson Bullock, Dominic Stancil, and Eli Johnson; and her great-great-grandchildren, Hayden, Mattie, Dawson, Hollie, Gatlin, Aiden, Julia, Sidney, KJ, Braydon, Briella, Bentley, Brooklyn, Bailey, Destiny, and Levi.

A celebration of life graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, June 28, 2021 at Sunnyside Cemetery in Scotland Neck, with Pastor Sammy Wood officiating.

Memorial contributions may be made directly to the Tarboro Church of God, 412 Shirley Street, Tarboro, NC 27886 or online by clicking here.

Letchworth-Sykes Funeral Service in Scotland Neck is handling the arrangements for the Watson family and online condolences can be directed to the family by visiting

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Ann Griffin Phillips
2 years ago

So sad and hurt for the passing of this most humble, sweet along mostly as being a woman of GOD!!! She truly be missed by the Tarboro Church of GOD family❤️

Penny Kinnin
2 years ago

She was a beautiful lady She will be truly missed Love you my friend Rest in peace you’ve a beautiful angel in heaven now

Penny Kinnin
2 years ago

She was a beautiful lady she will be truly missed

Penny kinnin
2 years ago


2 years ago

I’m going to miss our talks such a sweet lady accepted me into family right away and was heart hurt when I wasn’t. This was a great loss but I know her and aunt Mary are togeather walking then streets of gold

Penny Webb
2 years ago

My condolences to the family and friends

JoAnna Whitfield Harrell
2 years ago

Linda family you are in my prayers. Loved talking to your mom. She was such sweet lady

Catherine Batchelor
2 years ago

sorry to hear of your loss.
My prayers are with you

Catherine Batchelor
2 years ago

So sorry to hear of your loss.My prayers are with you at this sad time.