Eskie Lee Watson, passed away peacefully on Friday, August 26, 2016, at her home in Pine Knot, Kentucky, with her loving family by her side. She had attained the age of 85 years, two months and seven days.
She was a homemaker and member of the Revelo Church of God. Eskie and Rev. Watson pastored Jellico Creek Church of God for 29 years having recently retired. For those 29 years, Eskie lead the music and loved to sing songs of praise. She took great pride in raising multiple gardens every year and she loved her animals and flowers. She was very loving and faith-filled and in her last days praised the Lord for her blessings and continued to offer multitudes of prayers for the sick and the lost.
She was born in McCreary County on June 19, 1931, the daughter of the late George and Fannie (Foster) Roberts. She is preceded in death by a daughter Shirley Baker and 10 brothers and sisters: Floyd Roberts, Cullen Roberts, Dimpsey Roberts, Milford Roberts, Mevola Young, Nola Taylor, Ocie Foster, Evie Davis and Onie New, and a grandson, Larry Matthew Watson.
Surviving family include her husband Rev. Edison Watson of Pine Knot, whom she married June 9, 1950, their children: Larry Watson (wife Gloria) of Pennsylvania, Glenna Gregory (husband Mike) of Stearns, Kentucky, Stella Watson of Whitley City, Kentucky, 10 grandchildren: Candy, Brandon, Chrissy, Ronnie Allen, Tony, Christy, Daniel, Jordan, and Larry Dale, seven great grandchildren: Joshua, Lucas, Sam, Tabitha, Zack, Caleb and Ava and a great granddaughter, Journey.
Funeral services: 2:00 p.m., Sunday, August 28, 2016, at the Revelo Church of God with Bro. Leslie Gilreath, Bro. Scott Corder and Bro. Mike Gregory officiating.
Burial: Watson Cemetery.
Visitation: Saturday, August 27, 2016, from 6 – 9 p.m. at Pine Knot Funeral Home.