Cecile Watson


Mrs. Cecile Carey Watson, 84, of Chincoteague Island, found eternal peace in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father on July 10, 2023. Cecile was born in Crisfield on March 18, 1939, to the late Leanora and John Carey.

Cecile was a loving wife to the late Frank Watson of Chincoteague for 58 wonderful years. Together, they raised a family of four surviving children: Larry Watson (Jackie), of Codorus, Pa., Ken Watson (Beverly), of Chincoteague, Regena Haugh (Herb), of New Church, and John Watson (Connie), of Snow Hill.

Cecile is also survived by a sister, Barbara Underwood, of Salisbury; a brother, Johnny Carey, of Crisfield; five grandchildren, Sandy Reynolds (Chad), of Glenville, Pa., Matthew Watson (Ashton), of Chincoteague, Bryan Haugh (Sarah), of Mooresville, N.C., Morgan Blaszkow (Joe), of Berlin, Md., and Nicole Watson, of Snow Hill; and five great-grandchildren, Selina Reynolds, Chase Haugh, Hallie Blaszkow, Emma Blaszkow, and Noah Watson.

She was predeceased by her husband Frank, their infant child, Frank Watson Jr., and two young granddaughters, Michelle Watson and Kendra Watson.

Caring deeply for her family, neighbors, and community, Cecile selflessly devoted much of her life to providing childcare for a number of Island children. She typically began with the necessary early care for tiny newborn infants and nurtured them throughout their early childhood years.

In addition to needlework, reading, and word search puzzles, Cecile and her late husband Frank enjoyed vacationing in the Blue Ridge Mountains, vegetable and flower gardening, beachcombing, and sharing the love of a number of adorable pint-sized pups. Most importantly, they walked through life together with tireless faith in God, building a Christian home with a door open to anyone in need.

A dedicated member of Christ United Methodist Church of Chincoteague, Cecile was also a loyal contributor to local school, first responder, and community fundraising efforts.

A funeral service was held at Christ United Methodist Church in Chincoteague on Friday, July 14, 2023, at 11 a.m.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to the Manna Cafe at Christ United Methodist Church in support of nutritious meals and Christian fellowship, or the Island Community House in support of all Chincoteague residents.

Online condolences can be given at www.salyerfh.com Services were entrusted to Salyers Funeral Home, Inc.

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