One beautiful day in Bennettsville, South Carolina, Charlie Watson, Jr. was born on September 11, 1951 to the late Charlie and Julia Manning Watson. He was the youngest of three children.
Charlie received his education in the public schools of Bennettsville, South Carolina. He grew up in a Christian home and he accepted Christ at an early age.
For a couple of years, he worked as a butcher for Winn Dixie Supermarket. In his early adulthood, he relocated to Brooklyn, New York. Charlie was united in holy matrimony to Sandra Nixon. This union was blessed with one son, Charlie Watson, III. “Pop”, as many of us referred to him as, was the type of person who had a good heart and soul.
After becoming ill in Brooklyn, New York, he relocated with his mother to Bennettsville, South Carolina so that she could provide better care for him. Upon the death of his mother, his sister, Jerlena Cannady, became his caretaker for many years. She provided valuable care to him throughout those years.
Charlie was always intellectually ahead of time and was a forward thinker. As a child, he was manly and obedient. “Pop” was a neat and stylish dressed young man. His family described him as “dapper”. If you wanted to make him happy, bring him an assortment of candy.
“Pop was poor in health for many years and would never complain. He bore his illness patiently and often made his family feel that he was not suffering.
On Monday, October 12, 2020 in Morrison Manor Hospice Facility, the death angel came and took the bright spirit of Charlie away to a land that is free from sickness, sorrow, pain, and death. Although his sister, Jerlena and family did everything possible to relieve his pain and prolong his life, it was God’s will that he should go.
Charlie’s legacy of love will forever live in the hearts of his son: Charlie Watson, III (Shenea); two sisters: Charlena Davis of Floral Park, NY and Rev. Jerlena (Charles, Sr.) Cannady of Bennettsville, SC; six grandchildren: Kahlil, Jahniya, Zyion, Brazil, Charlie IV, Deshaya; six nieces: Angela Alsbrooks, Cheralyn Konate’, LaToya Weathers,Darolyn Connolly, Tracey Campbell, and Theresa Smith; two nephews: James Allen Davis, Jr. and Charles Canady, Jr.; twenty-two great nieces and nephews, eleven great-great nieces and nephews, and a host of other relatives and friends.
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