Dorothy Geneva Ford Watson, the daughter of the late William L. Ford and Ada M. (Thomas) Ford was born December 19, 1939.  She departed this life on August 18, 2011 at the age of 71.


Dorothy Geneva Ford Watson, the daughter of the late William L. Ford and Ada M. (Thomas) Ford was born December 19, 1939.  She departed this life on August 18, 2011 at the age of 71.
Dorothy received her education at Lee’s Chapel School during the early years and went on to complete her education at Louis L. Redding Comprehensive High School where she graduated.
On April 16, 1967, Dorothy was joined in Holy Matrimony with Melvin R. Watson, Sr.
She worked for Wheatley’s Cannery in Clayton, and from there was employed at the Delaware home and Hospital for the Chronically ill and retired after 28 years of dedicated service.
Dorothy was a fun loving person and enjoyed spending time with her family, loved good music, especially the oldies but goodies and she liked to dance.  She specifically enjoyed spending time with her mother as much as possible.  She had a good heart and was always willing to give of herself if she knew that someone else would benefit from it.  Dorothy was a little on the quiet side but at times could be quite the instigator and do or say something to make you laugh.
In addition to both parents, she was preceded in death by one sister, Sarah E. Albarran,  two brothers, William H. Ford and James A. Ford and a sister-in-law Wanda Higgins.
Dorothy leaves to cherish her husband of 44 years, Melvin R. Watson, Sr., two sons, Michael A. Watson (Teenie) and Melvin R. Watson, Jr. of Dover,  five sisters, Mary Blackson, Jeannette Twitty (Joe), Virginia Ford and Gloria Wisher all of Dover, Rose Wilson (Sylvester) of Hartly, five brothers-in-law Robert Watson, Homer Watson, Frankie Watson, Kenneth Williams, and Kevin Williams, five sisters-in-law Geraldine Williams, Vanessa Williams, Donna Winfield, Audiey Jackson and Theresa Miller, two grandchildren, six foster grandchildren, two great grandchildren, a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Service will be 11 a.m. Saturday, August 27, at the Pippin Funeral Home, 119 W. Camden-Wyoming Ave., Wyoming, where friends may gather two hours earlier. Burial will follow in Barratt’s Chapel Cemetery, Frederica.
Letters of condolences can be sent via www.pippinfuneralhome.com.