With profound sorrow we announce the passing of Min. Darrell Watson who departed this life December 22,2021 at his residence.
A funeral service will be held Thursday, December 30, 2021 at 12pm at the Berea Baptist Convention Center. Interment will follow in the Word of Life Memorial Garden.
Min. Darrell Victor Watson, a native of Bennettsville, South Carolina, was born July 10, 1961 to the late John and Katie Mae Watson. He made his transition on Wednesday, December 22, 2021 at his residence. He was proceeded in death by two brothers, John L. and Michael Watson and a great nephew, Jermaine Malachi.
Darrell attended Marlboro County Public Schools until his Junior year. Later on, he received his High School Diploma through Adult Education. On February 28, 1985, Darrell became the father of a daughter, Ashley Victoria Watson.
He met Sherell King in 1989 and they were united in holy matrimony March 20, 1998.
Darrell worked for United Technologies Automotive Inc. (formerly Essex) for over twenty years. He also worked at Reliance, Musashi, and Cheraw Dye and Finishing. His last place of employment was Truck Driver for Walmart.
Darrell attended Word of Life since childhood and remained until his demise. Darrell served under the leadership of Pastor James Douglas and Overseer Ida V. Hodge where he served faithfully in many capacities. He was a member of the REMA choir, Pastor’s Armor Bearer, Van Driver, Sound/Audio Technician, Food Pantry, Prayer Warrior for Noon Day Prayer.
As years progressed, Darrell attended Word of Life Bible College, studied Theology and received a BA degree. He was called into ministry.
Darrell was also active in volunteering extensively throughout his community. He mentored many young people and coached various basketball and football teams.
Darrell was a firm believer in connecting with family, especially his children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews, expressing his love for God and love for them. His ultimate goal was “Soul Winning,” to lead them to the Kingdom of God.
Darrell was a passionate servant of God, always extending a helping hand to those in need. He touched lives of others in so many ways. He would search for sources/resources to help others if he did not have the means.
One of Darrell’s favorite songs was “I Will Trust in The Lord Till I Die.”
Our beloved Darrell would often quote John 14:1-3 Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also.
Minister Darrell fought a good fight of Faith to which he was called when he made his good confession in the presence of many witnesses.
Minister Watson leaves to cherish his legacy and memories: his loving wife, Sherell Watson of the residence; two daughters, Ashley Victoria Watson of Doha, Qatar; Kijafa King of Cheraw, SC; four sons, Brandon Lark(Ella) of Camden, SC; Paul Lark and Tyrone King both of Bennettsville, SC; , thirteen grandchildren, two resided in the home, Asia Lark and Elijah King Lark; four great-grandchildren; two God Children, Lyric Moses of Columbia, SC and Jakia Johnson of Bennettsville, SC; six sisters, Lynda Breeden (Roland) of Winston Salem NC.; Pamela Caple of High Point NC; Jacqueline Watson of Jamestown, NC; Minister Carolyn Stokes, Elder Sherelle Gillespie (Mack) Carlotta Watson all of Bennettsville, S.C.; one brother, Anthony Watson (Lynda) of Charlotte, NC. Mother-in-Law, Shirley Kelly, of Port St Lucie, FL; Father-in- Law, Milbert Credle of Brooklyn, NY; two sisters-in-Law, Tameika Blanc (Philip) and April Patterson (JP) both of Port St Lucie, FL; Brothers-in-law, Alfred Lark III (Shawanna) of Portland, Oregon and Terence Lark of West Palm Beach FL and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.