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Celebrating the life of

Gertrude Edenfield Watson

February 01, 1929 - September 17, 2020

Gertrude was the heart of her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her.

Gertrude Edenfield Watson

Gertrude Edenfield Watson, 91, died Thursday, September 17, 2020. 

The Twin City, GA native was born on February 1, 1929 to the late Troy and Annie Edenfield. She moved to Savannah in 1947 and was employed by Union Camp Corporation for more than forty-five years. Gertrude was a member of Immanuel Baptist Church and was very active in the Alee Shrine Ladies Auxiliary, as well as the Patrol Ladies Auxiliary.

In addition to her parents, Gertrude was predeceased by her husband, Elwood R. Watson, Jr.; son-in-law, William Henry “Chip” Woods, Jr.; three brothers, Herbert, Herman, and Sam Edenfield; and a nephew, Troy Herman Edenfield.

Surviving are her twin daughters, Joyce Watson Kenard, and her husband Steven and  Janice Watson Woods, both of Savannah; two grandchildren, Patrick Christopher Kenard and his wife, Lauren, and Taylor Watson Woods, both of Savannah; sister-in-law, Helen Black Edenfield; nephew, Samuel Christopher Edenfield and his wife Melissa of Atlanta.

Gertrude was the heart of her family and will be greatly missed by all who knew her. 

Gertrude’s daughters would like to thank Dr. Robert Brown and the loving caregivers of the Suites at Station Exchange in Richmond Hill for the wonderful care given to Mrs. Watson.

The family suggests that remembrances be made to the Shriners Hospital for Children, 12502 USF Pine Drive, Tampa, FL 33612.
Graveside service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 21, 2020 in Greenwich section of Bonaventure Cemetery with visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

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A candle has been lit!

- Shelia, Chatham County, Ga


Janice & Joyce, I am sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. She was a wonderful women and you two were great daughters! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

- Mike Viers, Savannah, United States


Rip my girl. My god bless your soul and provide peace and comfort for your family.

- Kwanya, Richmond Hill , Ga


A candle has been lit!

Words cannot express my sorrow.

- Helen Edenfield, Atlanta, GA


Janice we are remembering you and your family at this time. It is difficult losing your mother. You are in our prayers. Joyce and Jim McClellan

- Joyce McClellan, Savannah , GA


My heart is heavy upon hearing of Miss Gertie's passing. Heaven has surely gained a very special angel. You will be missed, Gertie. May you rest in peace. Until we meet again.

- Charmaine Horne, Savannah, CHATHAM


Joyce and Janice, I am so very sorry for the loss of your dear mom! I know your heartache that you are feeling this morning, as you lay her to rest. I just buried my 98 year old mama too, on July 30th at Forest Lawn. I’m betting you weren’t able to see your mom either the last few months, and that is a hard thing to get past! Y’all are in my thoughts and prayers for the coming months ahead. My sisters and I are clearing out my mamas house this week, as her house closes next week

- Donna Plumbley, Savannah , Georgia


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200