Mrs. Suzanne Harrison Watson, 70, of Villa Rica, passed away Sunday, June 25 after an unexpected brief illness. She was born February 7, 1953 in Villa Rica, Georgia to James Thomas Harrison and Madolyn Manning Harrison. Mrs. Watson’s father James owned and operated Carroll Road Pharmacy in Villa Rica for more than twenty-five years. Her mother Madolyn, known to many as Mrs. Harrison, founded the preschool department at Villa Rica First Baptist Church and taught there for more than forty years.
Mrs. Watson was a 1971 graduate of Villa Rica High School and a 1975 graduate of the University of Georgia with a degree in journalism. She worked as a newspaper reporter for fifteen years before serving as Manager of the Villa Rica Public Library for about twenty years. At the library, Mrs. Watson helped hundreds of patrons with homework, term papers, job searches, resumes, special projects and general research. Mrs. Watson was a longtime member of Villa Rica First Baptist Church where down through the years she sang in the choir, played in the handbell choir, performed in church plays and taught Sunday school classes ranging from children to youth to senior adults. She served on a variety of church committees. She was one of the co-chairs of the Vision to Victory campaign to raise funds to pay off the new Family Life Center at the original location of the church on Main Street.
She was a devoted wife, mother and Mimi to her three grandchildren who she loved spending time with. She and Gary enjoyed traveling and were planning a 2024 trip to Scotland to celebrate their forty-fifth anniversary. She was preceded in death by her parents, and a sister Cynthia Lea Harrison Clary. She is survived by her husband of forty-four years, Gary Clinton Watson, daughters and son-in-law, Kelli Watson Blankenship and her husband David and Hayley Harrison Watson both of Villa Rica, grandchildren Tandy Blankenship, Clinton Kilgore and Madolyn Kilgore, a sister Lorie Harrison of Villa Rica and sister-in-law Beth Watson of Bremen, several aunts, uncles and cousins also survive.
The family will receive friends at Jones-Wynn Funeral Home in Villa Rica on Thursday, June 29, 2023 from 4:00 until 6:00pm. Memorial service will be held at 6:00 pm in the Jones-Wynn Villa Rica Chapel. Musical selections will be rendered by Mr. Wes Tallon.
At the request of the family, please attend the service wearing UGA red and black or casual
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the care of cats at the Carroll County Animal Shelter.
Messages of condolence may be sent to www.jones-wynn.com. Jones-Wynn Funeral Home Inc. and Cremation Services of Villa Rica is in Charge of the arrangements. 770-459-3694