Thalia Virginia Watson


Mrs. Thalia Virginia “Miss T” Watson, 95, of Nelsonia, passed away Jan. 1, 2022, at Shore Health and Rehabilitation Center in Parksley. 

She was born on Chincoteague Island Dec. 18, 1926, a daughter to the late Arthur and Edna (Moore) Taylor.

She was a member of Union Baptist Church, Rainbow Sister Sunday School Class, Chancel Choir, and Union Baptist Ladies Choir. She and her husband owned and operated Watson Groceries and The Lighthouse Inn and Motel for many years.

Thalia is survived by her son, David Royce Watson, and his wife, Rebecca, of Nelsonia; granddaughter, Heather Watson Spence, and her husband, Shawn, of Oyster; great-grandchildren, Jillian and Porter Spence, of Oyster; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and husband of 56 years, Wheatley Watson.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, Jan. 6, 2022, at 2 p.m., at the Union Baptist Church, Chincoteague Island, with the Rev. Maurice Enright officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Union Baptist Church, 6365 Church St., Chincoteague Island, VA 23336.

Services are entrusted to Salyer Funeral Home Inc. on Chincoteague Island.

Condolences may be made online at

Previous articleDurando Miller III
Next articleRuth Birch Reed