Family-Placed Death Notice
WATSON, June JUNE WATSON June Watson, 88, was a devoted wife and mother and church member, who died peacefully on the morning of December 7, 2012. She and her husband, Lane, raised four boys. Mrs. Watson was active at the Johns Creek Baptist Church for a number of years and was a founding member of that church. June was a homemaker who also found time to head the Kindergarten Program at Norcross First Baptist Church. A graduate of Tift College in Forsyth, Ga., with a degree in history and graduate study in history at the University of Georgia, she worked as a schoolteacher in Madison, Ga., where she taught history, French and a variety of other subjects in the middle school and in the high school. She also served as the school's librarian for a period of time. She met her husband Lane at prayer meeting on a Wednesday night in Madison, Ga. They were married and lived in Athens, Ga., where their first son was born. She and her family moved to Americus, Ga., where they lived for eight years and had two sons there. They then moved to Warner Robins, Ga. where a fourth son was born. Because Lane, who worked for Southern Bell, was transferred to Atlanta, they moved to Norcross, Ga., where they lived for over 40 years. When Lane died in 2007, she moved to Hickory, N.C. to be near her son Mike and family. She is survived by four sons, Steve Watson of Duluth, Ga.; Jimmy Watson of Norcross, Ga.; Mike Watson and his wife Sheree of Hickory, N.C.; and David Watson of Norcross, Ga.; two grandchildren, Michael Watson of Troy, Ala. and Lyndsay Watson of Hickory, N.C. Funeral services will be held at Peachtree Memorial Park, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross with a graveside ceremony at 2 p.m., Sunday, December 9, 2012. Dr. Bill Self, Pastor Emeritus of Johns Creek Baptist Church will lead the ceremony. The service will be indoors at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, 5051 Peachtree Industrial Boulevard in Norcross in case of inclement weather. The family will receive friends, Saturday, December 8, 2012 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home in Norcross. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Music Ministry of Johns Creek Baptist Church, 6910 McGinnis Ferry Road, Alpharetta, Ga. 30005. Online condolences may be expressed at www.crowellbrothers.com. Crowell Brothers Peachtree Chapel Funeral Home, Norcross, Ga. 770-448-5757.
Published in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution on Dec. 8, 2012