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 letchworthsykesfs.com.