Peggy Louise Bethay Watson, 75, passed away on Friday, November 17, 2017 at her home following a short illness. She was born on December 2, 1941 in Itawamba County to Melvin and Lucille Ridings Bethay. Mrs. Peggy grew up in the Carolina Community, attended Carolina School and graduated from IAHS. It was evident in Mrs. Peggy’s life that she loved the Lord with all her heart and she showed the kindness and generosity of Christ through all of her actions. Her devotion to Christ made her a better mother, wife, sister, and grandmother. Proud of the home she and her husband built with their own hands, she always greeted with a smile, opening her home to countless people over the years with many enjoying a meal around her table. Bible study was important to her in her walk with the Lord and many mornings were spent on the front porch with her husband admiring the beauty of God’s creation while enjoying a cup of coffee. She was a vital part of Bigbee Baptist Church whether singing, working, or supporting missions and her hobbies included fishing, outdoors, and gardening. Mrs. Peggy always put the needs of others first and it was no secret she enjoyed spoiling her grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Watson will be at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at the Cleveland-Moffett Funeral Home in Amory with Bro. Justin Haynes and Bro. Ben Johnson officiating. Burial will be in the New Chapel Cemetery.
Survivors include her husband, Charles Watson of the Carolina Community; two daughters, Missy Sloan (Ronnie) of Amory and Val Wilson of the Carolina Community; stepson, Scott Watson of Oklahoma; stepdaughter, Pam Stewart of Amory; her sister, Jackie Sullivan of Nettleton; 9 grandchildren, Jamie and Jennie Avery, Austin and Katie Wilson, Lane and Kim Sloan, Kelly Kennedy, and Michael and Mariah Waston; a host of nieces and nephews; and countless friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Joan Gurley; and son-in-law, Hubert Wilson.
Pallbearers will be Austin Wilson, Lane Sloan, Curt Reeves, Joe Gurley, Steve Ponders, and Caelin Sanders. Honorary pallbearers will be men of the Bigbee Baptist Church.
Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. on Monday evening at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Bigbee Baptist Church Building Fund.
Condolences may be expressed at clevelandmoffettfuneralhome.com