Helen Juanita Philmon Watson

April 21, 1923September 14, 2013
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Helen Juanita Philmon Watson

Mrs. Watson, age 90, of Charlotte, died Saturday, September 14, 2013 at Novant Health Presbyterian Medical Center. Born April 21, 1923 in Charlotte, she was the daughter of the late Martin Luther Philmon and Lillie Victoria Turner Philmon. Mrs. Watson was formerly employed with Highland Park Mills. She was a member of Derita Baptist Church. Mrs. Watson loved being outdoors and spending time at the beach. She enjoyed woodworking, leather crafting and fishing and in younger years, golfing and bowling. The service to celebrate the life of Helen Juanita Philmon will be held 7:00 PM Tuesday, September 17th at McEwen Funeral Service - Derita Chapel with her nephew, Patrick Philmon, officiating. The family will receive friends at the funeral home immediately following the service. Survivors include two daughters, Vicki Watson Koch and Carolyn Watson Denton (Randy); three grandchildren, Tamara Lynn Koch, Dennis Paul Koch and Jamee Watson Melvin (David); and a great grandson, Hunter Val Melvin. In addition to her parents, Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, William Paul Watson; son, Marcus Paul Watson; four brothers, Buster, Ernest, Paul and Mack; and two sisters, Sadie and Annabell. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice and Palliative Care, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204 or to National Kidney Services, 620 Montana Drive, Charlotte, NC 28216. Arrangements by McEwen Funeral Service - Derita Chapel, 6300 Mallard Creek Road, Charlotte NC 28262 (704-596-3291). Condolences may be offered at



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September 18, 2013

Dear family of Helen,
First and foremost, may you each find comfort and peace in the hands of GOD today and all the days to follow, my deepest sympathy.
I first met Helen when I was 17 years old, coming from a mother-less childhood I had never met a woman so caring, selfless and courageous, she accepted me as one of her own. Helen was more than a young girl could pray for to be a part of her life. Always accepting everyone and she taught me so much. She was a woman any girl would want to mirror.
I could never pray or ask GOD for a better mother-n-law or grandmother for my only child. Thank you GOD, I know prayers are answered.
Helen made a huge difference in my life and I know today I am a better person for having known her.
Rest in peace beautiful lady.
My love always,
Terri Lovette

September 17, 2013

Dear Vicki,Carol, and Randy, and family:
Words cannot describe the friendship your dear mother and I shared over the years, from camping, to talking to bike riding, and to just laughing together over some silly thing our husbands had done! (And some of the silly things we had done.....the camping incident with John and Paul in the mountains comes to mind). I will miss her so much, as I know you will. I lost my mother when I was 34, and it's tough. I know she will always be in your hearts, and I know you will see her again. She was a wonderful person and friend. Robert and I, and our whole family send our love to all of you. When John died, I read an article in a paper: When you watch an old cartoon on TV or in the movies, it finally comes to an end. It is only then that you see the colorful beginning of the main feature come into view.
Peace and love to you all. Betty

Paulette Ray

September 16, 2013

It is such a difficult time when you lose a parent, but you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Serena Pearce

September 16, 2013

Carol, Randy, Vicki, & family,
The Bethany Baptist Adult Choir shares in the loss of your mother/grandmother/great grandmother, Helen, and those of us who can not go to the funeral will be with you in thoughts and prayers. May the Lord comfort and hold you up during this time and the months following.
Serena & Clyde Pearce for the Bethany Adult Choir, Wendell, NC

Chuck and Daphne Loudermilk

September 16, 2013

Tamara and Vicki, Chuck and I are so very sorry for the loss of your mother and grandmother. Words will never describe how hard this is but I know the two of you are strong and you both will get through this. Praying for healing.

Betsy Boykim

September 15, 2013

Carol, I am very sorry about the loss of your mother. You know you will miss her very much. I know how it feels to lose your mother, very tough for me.
Will be praying for you thru this process.
Love , Betsy