OBITUARY

Myrtle Brown Watson

December 12, 1917August 2, 2021
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Myrtle Brown Watson, age 103, of Oak Island, passed away on Monday, August 2, 2021.

Mrs. Myrtle was born December 12, 1917 in Beaufort, NC, daughter of the late Rev. A.L. Brown and Eva Mae Williams Brown. She was raised in eastern North Carolina, having lived in Rose Hill, Four Oaks, Benson, where she graduated from Benson High School, and then moving to Southport in 1937. In Southport, she met the love of her life, D.I. Watson, to whom she was married for 65 years. After WWII, she and her husband lived in Smithfield, NC for 35 years, where she worked for the Town of Smithfield. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Smithfield and a member of the Smithfield Chapter of the D.A.R. At the time of her passing, she was the oldest living member of Southport Baptist Church. Mrs. Myrtle loved her Lord and her church.

Survivors include her two daughters, Linda Scarola, of Wilmington, and Jennifer McKay and husband Bill, of Round Hill, VA; four grandchildren, Scott Scarola and wife Jodi, Todd Scarola and wife Terri, Kimberly Longenecker, and Kevin McKay and wife Melissa; 12 great-grandchildren, Benjamin, Chloe, Jada, Silas, Maya, Addi, Dominic, Ella, Claire, Titus, Sevy, and Malia; a brother, Bob Brown and wife Jane, of Fayetteville; and fifteen nieces and nephews.

Mrs. Watson was preceded in death by her husband, D. I. Watson; two brothers; and three sisters.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 am on Tuesday, August 10, 2021 at Southport Baptist Church with Pastor Kevin McKay, Mrs. Myrtle's grandson, and Pastor Devon Varnam officiating. The family will have visitation at the church from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. Burial will follow the service in the Northwood Cemetery. A reception will follow the burial in the CMC at Southport Baptist.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Southport Baptist Church Stained Glass Window Fund, 200 N Howe St, Southport, NC 28461.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.peacocknewnamwhite.com for the Watson family.

Peacock - Newnam & White Funeral and Cremation Service, Southport, North Carolina.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Burial

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

  • Reception following the burial

    Tuesday, August 10, 2021

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Susan Spencer

August 13, 2021

Ms Myrtle was a beautiful lady all the way to her bones!
She was loved by many but Erline Perry was probably her best friend. When I think of one of them I think of the other💕✝️
I was blessed to be in their presence many times at Erline’s home.
They were a blessing to us all.
God’s Peace to her family. You have so much to be proud of your Mother and grandmother. My deepest sympathy to all of her family!🙏🙏🙏🙏✝️✝️✝️✝️😍

Grover Wiggs

August 8, 2021

My memories go back to the days of my youth living next door to DI and Myrtle Watson. I remember going to SHS with Linda as well as talking and playing with Linda and Jenny. The Watsons were great neighbors in Smithfield.
To Linda and Jenny, you girls were blessed with two wonderful, kind and caring parents. Your mother lived a great life and lived to be 103. What a great life to celebrate.

Carol Knouse

August 8, 2021

Myrtle was one of the kindest people I have ever met. She and Aunt Erline were more like sisters than friends. Remarkably, both lived to be 103 years 7 months young. Myrtle was the one person that I could talk to and find comfort. She was my encourager through the tough times. Heaven is richer now.

Pamela Robetor

August 8, 2021

Aunt Myrtle was a true Southern lady. In conversation with her you always knew she loved the Lord.
I’ll miss you but you’re with your cousin, my daddy and that makes me happy.
Love 💕 pam

Beckie Whitley

August 8, 2021

Condolences and prayers for all the family.
Mrs. Watson was a lovely lady inside and out.
Linda and I went through school together and attended the First Baptist Church in Smithfield together . I spent wonderful times with Linda and her family. This beautiful and remarkable lady will be missed but her life , kindness and the values she exemplified will live on. Special thoughts for you Linda and Jenny and all .
Beckie Norton Whitley

Pamela Robetor

August 5, 2021

I loved her dearly as did my dad Samuel Hartsfield Coward jr. her cousin

Judy Clary

August 4, 2021

Such a beautiful lady! A true Christian. Prayers for her family. She will truly be missed

TJ & Elizabeth Lewis

August 3, 2021

We miss you Aunt Myrtle. Thank you for so many years of love and laughter ♥️

Chris and harry Willetts

August 3, 2021

What a beautiful wonderful loving woman . I’m sure she is rejoicing to be with her Lord and Savior ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Mark Southerland

August 3, 2021

One sweet lady I enjoyed singing in the choir with her and D.I

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