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.
Dearest Family sending my deepest condolences. Truly, Regina Cheatham
Thinking of you all and holding you very close.
Our deepest sympathy.
Harnitha & Howard Hamilton
Thank you for loving your children unconditionally! I miss you immensely and love you dearly!❤️❤️
family… Mr. And Mrs. Joseph/Vivian Abrams giving our condolence to the family….praying for strength in the family
He was my grandpa and I loved I’m a lot and it was sad to say goodbye
RIP Papa ❤️ You are gone physically but your spirit continues to live within the heart of family and friends who love you.
Praying for your strength!
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
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.
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!
To Pamela, Cynthia, and Kent my dear childhood friends. You all have my deepest condolences for the loss of your dear father…..
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.
My prayers are with you all during this difficult time.
May you rest in paradise uncle Wilmer. You are loved and missed, and on to a better place. I love you so much ❤️
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.
Praying for your strength Sis!
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.
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
My sincere condolences to the family! May God give you the strength to endure in the time of your bereavement! Love and prayers!! ❤
My condolences to the Watson family and friends. Mr. Wilmer Watson is now with Lord Jesus Christ, and will live with him forever. ❤️
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
I’m praying for you Cuz
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.!
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.
Condolences to you and your family
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.
Tyrone Watson Sr.
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.
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
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
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.
My deepest condolences to the family. You are in my thoughts and prayers