Lucille Morris Watson

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Lucille Morris Watson, 85 of Fayetteville passed away Saturday, May 12, 2018 in UNC Hospital in Chapel Hill.

Lucille was born December 12, 1932 in Pitt County, NC to the late Arthur and Annie Morris. She was preceded in death by her sisters, Velma M. Lewis and Ruth M. Eidson.
Lucille was raised in a rural farming community and enjoyed the many pleasures of a close tight knit family that shared in hard work during the week and giving thanks to our Lord on Sunday. She was very fortunate in many ways; the environment she knew as a child was filled with love, warmth, caring and understanding expressed by her parents and love shared amongst her siblings. Having been the daughter of a deacon that served in one of the oldest Free Will Baptist churches she realized the presences of the Lord at an early age. A presence that she would carry throughout her lifetime and instill in her children.
When the time had come at the completion of High School, Lucille would leave the community she had known and loved for so many years and venture into the military joining the Women’s Army Corps serving as a nurse. Upon completion of her schooling she would be assigned at Fort Belvoir, Virginia. During that period in her life she would come to meet and eventually marry Sergeant Roy L. Watson. A transition was made from the Women’s Army Corps to house wife where she would relocate to the Fayetteville, Fort Bragg area. She and her husband would establish a home, have three children and spend 52 wonderful years together.
Mrs. Lucille M. Watson would maintain a permanent residence in the Lafayette Village area for sixty years. After settling she located a church that she felt would be the right choice for her family’s spiritual needs and joined as a faithful member i.e. Lafayette Baptist Church. Throughout the time our Lord provided her she was able to be stationed in Europe with her husband and children, travel to Austria, France, Italy and the Netherlands. Later in life she would be afforded yet again the opportunity to venture abroad with her husband back to Italy to visit Rome the Vatican, enjoy Venice and other cultural sites. She would continue her travels to the Holy Land experiencing the beauty and history of the nation and share with many whom she knew, loved and cherished.
Her travels would continue in this wonderful nation she was deeply proud of. She ventured far West to Arizona, Colorado, Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Utah. Taking in such sites as Grand Canyon, the Little Big Horne, Yellowstone National Park and Mount Rushmore to include Mount Vernon and Monticello.
Lucille M. Watson’s happiest moments were those times spent with family she so dearly loved. The dear friends she would come to know throughout her time as a member of Lafayette Baptist Church. Lastly she enjoyed each and every minute she was able to spend outside in her yard nurturing her flower gardens. That moment in time would provide a reflection back of those long past days as a child working close at hand by her father’s side on the farm in Pitt County, N.C.
Funeral services will be Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at Lafayette Baptist Church with Dr. Ronald M. Hinson, officiating. The burial will follow in Lafayette Memorial Park. The family will receive friends at the church one hour prior to the service on Thursday.
Lucille is survived by her son, Benjamin Lee Watson; daughters, Beverly Kay Syfrett and Brendan Gail Dukic and husband Zoran; sister, Frances Little; grandchildren, Michael Syfrett, Taylor Garcia, Lylah Brigman and Sydney Dukic; nieces, Kathy Carson, Rita Andrews and Debbie Foust; nephews, Harvey Lewis, Cooke Eidson, David Little and Jerry Little.
Arrangements by Jernigan-Warren Funeral Home.