“Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever.” Hebrews 13:8

This truth carried Reatha Seawell Watson for her 98 years. She grew up in Putnam, NC near Carthage. She attended Cool Springs Methodist Church and never lost her Methodist heritage.  She had tuberculosis and began work at McCain hospital after her recovery. She met her husband, John Monroe Watson, there and shared 51 beautiful years of marriage with him.  She worked at McCain until retirement. Reatha served her Church, Ashley Heights Baptist, for many years including children’s Sunday school and the WMU.

She had one son John Monroe Watson Jr (wife Phyllis), and two grandchildren Rebecca Autry (husband Chris) and Daniel Watson (wife Elizabeth). She dearly loved her great-grandchildren Sam and Brooklyn.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents Asa and Laura Mathews Seawell, several sisters and brothers Terry Seawell (wife Dot) and Waldo Seawell (wife Dorcas), and a very special niece Carol Lee Williams (husband Tom).  She had many other nieces and nephews that she held very dear and enjoyed visits and phone calls with them. Family, friends, and Church were very important to her. She will be greatly missed but trust we will be united in heaven one day.

Mrs. Watson will lie in state at Community Congregational Church, 141 N. Bennett Street in Southern Pines on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm and from 3:00 – 5:00 pm at Fry & Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage. There will be a private graveside service at Ashley Heights Baptist Church Cemetery 3:00 pm Wednesday.

The family would like to thank First Health Hospice, Home Choice Network and especially Edna Dix for taking such good care of her.  God Bless You.
“Ye though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for You are with me” Psalm 23:4a

Services entrusted to Powell Funeral Home.

For those who are not able to attend the service, there is an online register available for you to share a memory or condolence at PinesFunerals.com.

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