Mary Eileen Watson, age 92, of Arkadelphia passed away Friday, November 19, 2021, in her home under the care of Hospice. She was born March 13, 1929, in Hot Springs, to Jesse and Mary Duncan Waite. She attended Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Arkadelphia. She worked as a seamstress in a factory for many years and later sewed for the public making custom clothing. She also babysat several very special children throughout her life that became like family.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, brothers W.L., Junior, and Robert Waite, sister Lucille McMahan, and husband of 54 years Randal Watson.
Survivors include one daughter Betty Wells and husband Ronnie and one son David Watson and wife Jamie. She had three grandchildren: David Watson and wife Casey, Bradley Watson and wife Angela, Sarah Hitt and husband Eric and four great grandchildren Emily Watson, Tucker Watson, Cooper Watson, and Bradley Watson Jr. She is also survived by a special sister-in-law, Myrtie Nahas and many extended relatives.
Funeral service will be 11:00 AM Monday, November 22nd at Ruggles Wilcox Funeral Home in Arkadelphia with Bro. Danny Harmon and Bro. Ronnie Hardin officiating. Interment will be at Hickory Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 AM Monday until service.
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