Mary L. Watson

November 24, 1930 ~ November 3, 2020 (age 89)


Ms. Mary L. Watson, 89, of Swainsboro passed away Tuesday, November 3, 2020 at Emanuel Medical Center following an extended illness.


Ms. Watson was born November 24, 1930 in Covena to the late Joe Lawson & Maggie Hall Lawson Chapman. She is preceded in death by her parents; son, Jeff A. Watson; brother, Randall Chapman; sister, Christine Jones. She was a hardworking, Christian mother. Ms. Watson loved fishing, sewing, and working in her yard. She was known as “Grandma” by the community. Ms. Watson was a charter member of Sherwood Baptist Church in Augusta. She was a member of Spring Hill Baptist Church since 1982.


Survivors include her son, Joe (Linda) Watson of Twin City; daughter, Peggy (Fred) Braswell of Swainsboro; daughter-in-law, Wendy Watson of Dadeville, AL; brother, Joe Wayne ( Doris) Lawson of North Augusta, SC; sisters, Lucy (Harry) Helmy of Brunswick, Jo Lou (John) Shopland of Mountain Home, ID, JoAnne Richardson of Waynesboro; 6 grandchildren, 8 great-grandchildren, several nieces, nephews, and many friends.


Funeral Services will be Thursday, November 5, 2020 1 p.m. in the Chapel of Chapman Funeral Home with Reverend Burt Flanders and Elder Tommy Rountree officiating.


Interment will be in New Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery.


The family will receive friends Wednesday, November 4, 2020 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Chapman Funeral Home.


Pallbearers are Ricky Collins, Danny Canady, Sammy Jones, Richard Jones, Larry Hall, and Craig Griner.


In compliance with the guidelines set by the CDC, 6 feet rule will be enforced during visitation and service.


Condolences may be expressed at


Chapman Funeral Home of Swainsboro is in charge of the arrangements for Ms. Mary L. Watson, 89, of Swainsboro.

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November 4, 2020

6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

November 5, 2020

1:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Chapman Funeral Home GA
427 North Main Street
Swainsboro, GA 30401

November 5, 2020

2:00 PM
New Beulah Methodist Church Cemetery

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