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Texanna Jefferson Watson

November 4, 1934 - February 5, 2023

Deaconess Texanna Jefferson Watson, was born on Sunday, November 4, 1934 to the union of the late Benjamin L. Jefferson, Sr. and Edith Davis Jefferson in Lynchburg, Virginia. Texanna married her husband Fulton R. Watson, Sr. on October 11, 1952. This union was blessed with three children. Texanna accepted Christ at an early age and was baptized at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church where she served as a faithful and dedicated member who loved the Lord. She served on the Senior Usher Board, 20th Century Club, Kitchen Committee, Church Anniversary Committee, and Deaconess Ministry.

She worked for Bedford County Public Schools as a bus driver, Carter’s Antique Shop and retiring from Leggett (Belk) as a sales associate. After retiring, she was a caregiver for her mother.

“Tex” as she was affectionately called, wore many, many hats. She loved to sew, gardening, crafts (decoupage) canvas painting, bird enthusiast, and baking her famous yeast rolls.

Texanna departed this life on Sunday, February 5, 2023, at Centra Lynchburg General Hospital. She was predeceased in death by her husband, Fulton R. Watson, Sr.; son, Fulton R. Watson, Jr.; two great-grandchildren, Le’Kira Watson and Ezekiel Holloway; two brothers, James A. Jefferson and Benjamin L. Jefferson, Jr.; and sister, Lola M. Cooper.

She leaves to cherish her loving memory, her daughter, Vanessa W. Holloway (Larry); son, Frank E. Watson, Sr.; three grandsons, Fulton R. Watson III (Nicole) , Larry R. Holloway, Jr., and Frank E. Watson, Jr; three great-grandchildren, Fulton Watson IV, Cameron Watson, and Tanasia Smith; one great-great-grandchild, Jasiah Walker; daughter-in-law, Patrice C. Watson; two sisters, Doris Cunningham of Fayetteville, North Carolina and Elois Morris of Lynchburg, Virginia; sisters-in-law, Elizabeth Jones and Bernice Watson both of Lynchburg, Virginia; along with a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, February 11, 2023, at 1 P.M. at Holcomb Rock Baptist Church.

Tharp Funeral Home, Lynchburg, is assisting the family.

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Frank and Vanessa, I’m sending you both healing prayers and comforting hugs. I am so sorry for your loss of your Mother. Love, Janese

Posted by Janese White on February 11, 2023

God's Love surround you and our prayers are with you. We too will miss her friendly smile, warm greetings and Homecoming dinners at Altha Grove Baptist Church. May remembering all the love of your mother ease the pain you feel in your loss. ...Verily I say unto thee, Today shall thou be with me in paradise. Luke 23:43.

Posted by Phyllis Davis Morris on February 11, 2023

Vanessa and family...we know what a special person Tex was and oh my those rolls!! I met her and "The Rolls" through dear Barbara Miller many years ago. And just talked with Tex a couple of weeks ago @ FLion. Please know I thought a lot of your Mother and will miss her. Kindest thoughts and Regards to all of you. Patsy S. Thomas

Posted by Patsy S.Thomas on February 9, 2023

My sincerest sympathy to the Watson family and friends. Mrs. Watson was a kind and beautiful lady. She will be missed. My prayers are with the family.

Posted by Gwen Jackson on February 8, 2023

Mrs Watson, we will miss you dearly. You’re my friend, we talked for hours, we laughed, we reflected. It is so sad to the Family, and myself that you are no longer physically here with us, but your Spirit is and we welcome you. You taught us so much and always was there as a friend, a good person. God brought you on home to rest with Him now, and take your pain. It doesn’t help our pain and loss right now, but we know the Lord and what only He can do in His time. So you are at peace now and no more worries, no more pain. You will be forever remembered. We miss you. Love you much💕💕💕 Shirley Davis, Grandson Frank Jr, Great Grandson Cameron, Shari, Kayden, Kiersten, Kade, and Family

Posted by Shirley Davis on February 7, 2023

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