Her Life Legacy
Our loved one has departed from this earth for another place, “The city with foundations whose architect and builder is God.”
On Tuesday morning, July 7, 2020, the one we loved and cherished stepped across the threshold that we call death. However, it was not a stepping out of the fellowship of life, but into one of the other rooms of our Father’s House. The noise of the world makes it hard to hear the still small voice beyond the door.
Mrs. Ella Dennis Watson was born on September 18, 1930 to the late Reverend Abe and Sarah (Alston) Dennis, Sr. in Rembert, South Carolina. She professed a hope in Christ at an early age and joined Mt. Pisgah Missionary Baptist Church in Rembert, South Carolina.
After completing primary and elementary school in Rembert, South Carolina, she enrolled in Mather Academy in Camden, South Carolina, and graduated in 1949. In the fall of 1949 she entered Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina and graduated in the spring of 1953 with a B. S. Degree in Elementary Education. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporate.
Ella began her teaching career in Lee County, South Carolina. Two years later she moved to Summerville, South Carolina and taught in Dorchester District Two until she retired in 1988. She was an excellent teacher who loved teaching. Her care and concern always encouraged her students to reach their highest potential.
Ella was joined in Holy Matrimony with Mr. Allen J. Watson on December 29, 1953. Together they shared a life full of love and happiness. Their union was blessed with four wonderful children.
Ella was a very gentle lady whose motto seemed to be “Go the Second mile in Christian Service and put your best into the work of the Lord.” She set a standard and an ideal, and then had faith that it could be reached.
She was kind and caring. A committed Christian who loved her God, her church, her family and her fellow man.
The glory of her life lay in her willingness to do the will of God. She counted it a joy to serve in her church.
For more than thirty five years Ella served in various positions in the Wesley United Methodist Church! She was active with the United Methodist Women (chaired prayer and self Denial for Several years), Sunday school teacher, a member of the Pastor Parish Relations Committee, A member of the Building Committee for the New Sanctuary, a Class Leader and a member of the Stewardess Board.
She displayed the wisdom of the ages, the patience of Job, the courage of David, the leadership of Moses and the fortitude of Joshua. She always deported herself as one who was about her Father’s Business.
She leaves to cherish fond memories, her loving devoted husband of sixty-six years, Allen J. Watson, Sr., four children, Allen John Watson, Jr., Reginald “Reggie” (Denise) Watson, James Watson and Juliette (Lucius J.) Tucker; ten grandchildren, Chadwick Watson, Ryan Watson, Allen Watson III, Reggie Watson, Nicholas Watson, Caitlyn Watson, Jamie Watson, Courtney Watson, Patrice Tucker and Andrea (Tarrell) Young; five great grandchildren, Chad Collin Watson, Bryce Carter Watson, Skylar Allison Watson, Sabria Jackson, and Julian Young; siblings, Willie (Gardenia) Dennis, Sr., Naomi Sanders, Ruth (Whit) Deas of Rembert, SC, James Wilson of New York, Mamie Stephens of Maryland; brothers-in-law, James Clark of North Carolina and Harvey Watson of New York; four siblings who preceded her in death, and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
“You have fought a good fight, You kept the faith, you finished the course.”
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