Wilmer Watson

Wilmer Watson departed this life on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at Calvary Hospital, Bronx, NY.

Wilmer was born on April 20, 1948 in Fairmont, North Carolina to the late Lillie Mae Watson and Willie McCrimmon. Wilmer attended school in Fairmont and graduated from Rosenwald high school in the Class of 1966. Wilmer moved to New York City in 1966 where he met  Florine Abrams in the Bronx, NY. They were married on May 25, 1968 and they produced three wonderful children. Pamela Watson of Bowie, MD, Kenneth Watson of Stone Mountain, GA and Cynthia Watson of Monroe, NY.

Wilmer worked as a clerk in the United States Post Office for a brief period of time. He then began working for the New York City Transit Authority as a conductor and motorman until retirement in 1991. He then moved back to North Carolina where he began to travel and enjoy the good ol’ country life.

If you knew Wilmer, you knew that he loved music and having a good time! He enjoyed family gatherings and dancing. Our dad never took life too seriously; he was loving, stubborn and so giving. We can remember shopping trips at Alexander’s department store. Summer BBQ’s at Rye Playland and family road trips to Fairmont, NC. Dad always had us reading the newspaper which served as a catalyst for our love for current events. He was present in the lives of his children and grandchildren. Through our tears, we can smile knowing that he is no longer in pain.

Wilmer is also survived by his four grandchildren: Quintyn W. Bullock, Sierra Lane, Peyton Watson and Kennedy Moore; two great-grandchildren: Malia Baker of Salisbury, MD and Arianna Bullock of Defuniak Springs, FL. He was preceded in death by his sister Catherine Watson. He leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Florine Watson, three beautiful children, grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

**A special note of appreciation to Ms. Tara Baldwin and her daughters Malika Baldwin & Ebony Jenkins. . .Thank you so much for your love and dedication to our dad over the years. **

Visiting will be Monday from 10am to 11am at Friendly Baptist Church, 962 Ogden Avenue, Bronx. A funeral service will follow at 11am. Interment will be at Rose Hills Memorial Park, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley.



  1. Regina Cheatham on March 3, 2022 at 9:05 pm

    Dearest Family sending my deepest condolences. Truly, Regina Cheatham

  2. Mrs. Hamilton on March 3, 2022 at 9:29 pm

    Thinking of you all and holding you very close.
    Our deepest sympathy.

    Love Always,
    Harnitha & Howard Hamilton

  3. CYNTHIA WATSON on March 3, 2022 at 9:34 pm


    Thank you for loving your children unconditionally! I miss you immensely and love you dearly!❤️❤️

    • Joseph abrams on March 4, 2022 at 7:57 am

      family… Mr. And Mrs. Joseph/Vivian Abrams giving our condolence to the family….praying for strength in the family

  4. Peyton Watson on March 3, 2022 at 9:39 pm

    He was my grandpa and I loved I’m a lot and it was sad to say goodbye

  5. Sierra on March 3, 2022 at 9:46 pm

    RIP Papa ❤️ You are gone physically but your spirit continues to live within the heart of family and friends who love you.

    • Lia Chambliss on March 4, 2022 at 11:42 am

      Praying for your strength!

  6. Gina Hutchinson on March 3, 2022 at 9:48 pm

    Cynthia and Family ,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. We hope you can find peace and comfort in the memories and celebration of his life.

    Gina and Azaylia Raine Hutchinson-Harris

  7. DeeDee Moore on March 3, 2022 at 10:41 pm

    Cynthia praying for you and your family at your time of loss. Know that your Dad’s love, kindness and guidance will be with you always. May you find joy in your memories and comfort from family and friends.

  8. Shirley A. Choice on March 3, 2022 at 11:30 pm

    To Kenneth Watson, when you look in the mirror just say, “Hello daddy.” You look just like him. Continue to make him proud of you. I’m sure that you have great memories. My deepest condolences for your loss. He is in a better place. Look to The Heavenly Skies and smile. He will be there!

  9. Inga .. on March 4, 2022 at 1:01 am

    To Pamela, Cynthia, and Kent my dear childhood friends. You all have my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear father…..

  10. Malika Baldwin on March 4, 2022 at 7:19 am

    March 1st really hurted my heart you are my everything I am going to Miss You So Much. You were my Step Father I never knew what a father was until you walked into the our life’s you are and was the best and both of our birthday’s are coming up. I love you and Miss You So Much You will truly be missed I just wished you could’ve met your grandkids.

  11. Baseenah Merkman on March 4, 2022 at 8:23 am

    My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.

  12. Lashieka Watson on March 4, 2022 at 10:37 am

    May you rest in paradise uncle Wilmer. You are loved and missed, and on to a better place. I love you so much ❤️

  13. Pamela Watson on March 4, 2022 at 10:48 am


    Words can’t describe how much I miss you. I am so grateful to GOD for blessing us with a amazing and phenomenal dad. I MISS YOU so much; talking to you every day and always being my biggest cheerleader and motivator. You always ended our conversation with I love you.

    • Lia Chambliss on March 4, 2022 at 11:41 am

      Praying for your strength Sis!

  14. Jimmy Watson on March 4, 2022 at 10:53 am

    As being the oldest member of this Watson family, it is with deep sadness that I must say goodbye to my oldest Nephew. Over the years we have shared some great moments together both in New York and Fairmount North Carolina. We always attended the Fairmount Ball in New York and several Gospel programs throughout New York. He will be missed but never forgotten.

  15. Terrance & Torretta on March 4, 2022 at 11:15 am

    Pam and the entire Watson Family our prayers and condolences are with you may God give you comfort and peace during your most difficult time. Revelations 21: 4

    Terrance & Torretta Douglas

  16. Virginia Allen on March 4, 2022 at 11:24 am

    My sincere condolences to the family! May God give you the strength to endure in the time of your bereavement! Love and prayers!! ❤

  17. Garland Mercer Jr. on March 4, 2022 at 11:36 am

    My condolences to the Watson family and friends. Mr. Wilmer Watson is now with Lord Jesus Christ, and will live with him forever. ❤️

  18. Lia Chambliss on March 4, 2022 at 11:39 am

    Rest easy Mr. Watson. Pamela always spoke on how much she loved you. She let the world know how much you loved your 3 babies. I thank GOD for your eternal life. No more suffering. No more pain. Just basking with JESUS CHRIST! I pray for the strenghth of your family during this difficult time. Praying always…Mrs. Chambliss.

  19. Bonnie Riggins on March 4, 2022 at 11:43 am

    Dear Watson Family I can’t imagine what you are going through at this very moment but I pray that you will be strengthened through the process of mourning your loved one. I am sending My deepest condolences and prayers of comfort and peace for you and your family during this time.

  20. Milton Heath on March 4, 2022 at 12:19 pm

    My friend Pam! I was saddened by the loss of your father. I know he will be greatly missed. May his soul rest in eternal peace! My Sincere Condolence.

  21. Tara Baldwin on March 4, 2022 at 12:54 pm

    I am going to miss you so much Wilmer. You where a wonderful person to me and my kids and a father figure to them. You where my heart and more and i love you until we meet again sincerely Tara Baldwin

  22. Janett Cook on March 4, 2022 at 1:27 pm

    My friend Pamela – I know words can’t describe how much you miss your dad. But know that he loves you, and his spirit and memories will always be with you. I’m continually praying for your and the Watson’s family strength, peace and comfort during this special time.

    Love you

  23. Lillie. Ellison on March 4, 2022 at 3:07 pm

    To My Cousin Florene and Family : Our prayers will continue to be with you All.I never met him, but I have a picture you sent Annabelle when you got married. I will be in touch with you.

  24. Rev. Mary Sears on March 4, 2022 at 4:09 pm

    My deepest and sincere condolences to Rev. Watson and the family. Praying that God will give you’ll all that you need to go through this time of pain and sorrow.
    In Love ❤and Prayers

  25. Kelvin Mercer on March 4, 2022 at 4:33 pm

    Uncle Wilmer

    You will be welcomed into the next plane knowing the love and lessons you gave to your family served as a much needed compass to navigate this world. My Love and condolences goes out to the Watson family.

    Rest in Power

  26. Nicole Watson on March 4, 2022 at 6:38 pm

    This loss hurts so much. Uncle Wilmer did alot for me and he will be missed. He always believed in me and had my back no matter what it was or what I needed or wanted. I love him dearly. He taught me what love was and how to love unconditionally. My deepest condolences to the family . I love you all.

  27. Gracie Thomas on March 4, 2022 at 6:39 pm

    My heartfelt condolences to my dear sister Pam, Mama Watson and the entire Watson family. Please know that you remain in my prayers as you go throughout healing ❤️‍ process. Blessings to you all

  28. Selina on March 4, 2022 at 7:53 pm

    Pam, Cynthia and Kent ,
    I am so saddened to hear about the loss of your father. My thoughts and prayers are with you, and I want to offer my sincere condolences.
    Rest In Peace Mr. Watson

    • Tyrone Watson on March 6, 2022 at 9:31 am

      I’m praying for you Cuz

  29. Kenneth Watson on March 5, 2022 at 6:08 am

    Daddy you will always be in my heart. That you for who you were and what you where to us; our SUPERHERO. We miss you and Love ❤ you.!

  30. REDGM MONROE 33 Knights Temple on March 5, 2022 at 8:43 am

    To my Brother ,Friend, and like a father to me PEGM Jimmy Watson.33 and family. I am so sorry to hear this you and the family have my deepest condolences . If you need my help with anything just let me just let me know God Bless you all.

  31. April L Whitehead on March 5, 2022 at 12:45 pm

    Condolences to you and your family

  32. Tyrone Watson on March 6, 2022 at 9:30 am

    Your Fairmont family sends our love and prayers, knowing that God loves you most as well as loves you best.
    We also want Kenneth and Pam to know that we love you both and that we are here if either of you should ever need us.

    With Love,
    Your Cousin
    Tyrone Watson Sr.

  33. Jerome Evans on March 6, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    I can remeber the times when you would come home and you would always spend time with us. You always took time with the kids and really meant alot to me. You will be missed for eternity.
    Rest In Peace my cousin.

  34. Michelle Martinez on March 6, 2022 at 8:52 pm

    My dear friend Pam, I’m so sorry for the loss of your father. Please accept my condolences and let me know if there’s anything I can do to help during this difficult time. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your loved ones right now. I hope you’re able to find peace and comfort during this difficult time. Love you

  35. Janet Odom on March 6, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    Dearest Prophetess Pam , Momma Watson and the entire family. My heartfelt condolences to you at this most difficult time. Although I did not know Mr. Watson, upon reading his obituary, I envisioned him to have been such a fun person to be around. So in this difficult time, I encourage you to let your fond memories that you have of him bring you comfort. Blessings and peace to you all. Love Momma J of BWL Family

  36. Chef Michael on March 7, 2022 at 11:02 am

    On behalf of the Walton High School Family, we want to express our deepest condolences to the entire Watson Family. May God continue to abide with you throughout this difficult period. We will pray for comfort as only God can embrace our thoughts, feelings and emotions.

  37. Marsha L Hankerson on March 12, 2022 at 3:42 pm

    My deepest condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers

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