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Azalee (Foster) Watson

January 21, 1928 ~ August 21, 2022 (age 94)


Azalee Foster Watson went from earth to glory early on Sunday August 21st 2022. She received her healing after fighting illnesses over the years. She was born in Spartanburg on January 21st 1928 to the late Deacon William D. Foster and Irene Penson Foster.  She was the wife of the late Preston James Dodd Watson. She attended  and graduated from the old Piney Grove school which was a one room school house in Spartanburg County School District 5.

She received salvation at an early age and was a member of the Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church. She also fellowshipped with the New Jerusalem church family

She was a former employee of Rilla Ren School and also provided in home child care over the years to many children. She was known for being the best cook, providing large Sunday meals to family and friends alike.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents and three sons, Larry Watson, James Watson, Tommy Watson, and 12 siblings: Issac, Jacob, Joseph and Esau Foster, Lorrain Ballenger, Corrine Dodd, Louisiana, Floree Smith, Marie Foster Glenn, Mildred Oliver, Earline Foster, Lula Mae Ferguson,

She leaves to cherish fond memories, four daughters, Mary E. Collins of Greenville, South Carolina, Sally A. Watson of Greer, SC, Sarah A. Watson of Greer, SC, Patricia Watson Lane of Wellford, SC; Four sons, Earl Watson, Roy Watson, Pastor Steve D. Watson (Wanda), and Richard Watson (Patricia), all of Greer, SC. One sister, Hilda Foster Gregory of Greer, SC

Six Sisters-In-Law, Clara Foster, Rev. Marcella Murray, Rev. Mary Murray, Bobbie Hunter, Martha Talley, Jeanette Watson one Brother-In Law, Deacon Paul Watson, 39 grandchildren, 42 great grandchildren, and an army of nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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August 26, 2022

1:00 PM to 6:00 PM
The Fred Singleton Slumber Room Of The Gilmore Mortuary
214 Memorial Drive
Greer, South Carolina 29650

Funeral Service
August 27, 2022

2:00 PM
New Jerusalem Baptist Church
413 East Poinsette Street
Greer, SC 29651

Interment following funeral service
August 27, 2022

Piney Grove Missionary Baptist Church
201 Jordon Road
Lyman, SC 29365

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