Bernice Watson, age 91, of Boone passed away Monday, January 7, 2019 at Glenbridge Health Care.

Bernice was born July 12, 1927 in Watauga County, a daughter of the late Jasper and Vinie Beard Watson. She was a retired Custodian and School Bus Driver, and was a member of Rock View Baptist Church.

Bernice is survived by one son, Edward Hoover Watson of the home.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by four brothers, brothers, Bunk, Herman, Levi and Hoover Watson, and six sisters, Effa Watson, Letha Watson Hamby, Della Watson Hall, Bertha Watson Hawkins, Minnie Watson Church, and Clementine Watson.

Funeral services for Bernice Watson will be conducted Friday afternoon, January 11, 2018, at 12:00 o'clock, at Buffalo Cove Baptist Church. The body will lie in state, at the church, from 11:00 until 12:00 o'clock. Officiating will be Reverend Clint Coffey, Jr. Burial will follow in the Buffalo Cove Baptist Church Cemetery.

The family will receive friends Friday afternoon, following the service.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Watson family, PO Box 85, Blowing Rock, North Carolina, 28605.

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