Wilma Lou Watson, June 4, 1934~March 16, 2017
Wilma Lou Watson, 82, of Fayetteville went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2017 at the Willard Walker Hospice Home in Fayetteville. She was born June 4, 1934 in St. Paul, AR. to Willy and Lucinda Johnson. She was one of eight children.
She attended St. Paul School where she played basketball until she graduated in 1952.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 59 years, Bobby Watson and her one grandson, Skipper Allan Watson.
Wilma was an active member of Fayetteville First Assembly of God. She was best known for working at restaurants throughout the county where she made countless friends and was voted best pie baker in NWA. She had worked for the Washington County Sheriff’s Office for 14 years, a job she dearly loved. Wilma was an inspiration to everyone around her. She prayed nightly for the officers of Washington County. She loved to fish anytime she got a chance, going places with her grandchildren. Wilma loved life whatever it dealt her. Last but not least, she loved talking about her Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. If you were ever around Wilma very much, you could feel the Lord all over her. She was a wonderful mother and grandmother. Mom will be missed greatly.
She is survived by 2 sons, Allan Watson of West Fork and Andy Watson and wife, Kim of Fayetteville; 4 granddaughters, Shelly Thomas, Jessi Bolinger, Emerald and Baylea Watson; one sister-in-law, Mary Lee Johnson; several great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild.
Funeral services will be 1:00 P.M. Monday, March 20, 2017 at Beard’s Chapel with Tim Smith officiating. Interment will follow in the Fayetteville National Cemetery under the direction of Beard’s Chapel.
The family will receive friends from 3-6 P.M. on Sunday, March 19, 2017 at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be the Washington County Sheriff’s Department.
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