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Sallie Watson

Sallie Claiborne Watson
Sallie Watson's Online Memorial Photo

Memorial Curator

Memorial Biography

“To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the Heavens.” Ecclesiastes 3:1 A Time To Be Born: Sallie was born on July 10, 1914 to the proud parents of Isaiah and Maggie Claiborne. Sallie was the thirteenth child born to this union. Her early childhood was spent in the Fortune Fork community where her family lived as sharecroppers. A Time To Build: Sallie was baptized at an early age and became a member of the St. Paul M.B. Church. Later she joined the Old Mt. Zion M.B. Church, where she served as an usher. Due to the burning of the Old Mt. Zion, Sallie joined the Mt. Cellar Baptist Church where she remained a faithful member until her passing. A Time To Labor: Sallie was a devoted homemaker; with much hard work and sacrifice Sallie and her husband Dennis were able to buy a small farm at Thomastown. With continued hard work and dedication in 1948 they became owners of their own business, Watson’s Grocery. Later in 1957, they built a small hotel known as Hotel Watson. A Time To Sow: Sallie was united in holy matrimony to Dennis Watson (Deceased) from this union four children were born. One preceded them in death. Her children Lonnie (Annie) of Cleburne, TX, Vera Davis, and Geraldine Shears of Tallulah, LA has brought her abundance of pride and joy. A Time To Sleep: Sallie was preceded in death by her parents, loving spouse, one child, and her thirteen sisters and brothers. A Time To Mourn: Sallie leaves to cherish her memory, three children, six grandchildren, eleven great grand children, two special nieces, Ruth Lee and Ora Hendrick and a host of other relatives and friends.