Barbara Watford

04/17/1930 - 11/11/2021

Obituary For Barbara Watford

Barbara Wilkinson Watford, 91, of New Bern-Fairfield Harbour Community died, Thursday, November 11, 2021 at her residence.

In the spring when the flowers start to bloom the family and friends will gather to celebrate her life. In lieu of flowers, please direct your support to the Coastal Women's Shelter, Craven County, NC.

She is survived by her husband, Ben H. Watford of the home; son, Ben A. Watford, Greensboro, NC; four daughters, Benita A. Watford, Norwalk, CT, Bevee A. Watford, Blacksburg, VA, Bonnie A. Dabson, Mebane, NC, Barbara A. Mitchell, Alpharetta, GA; one sister, Judy Payne, Portland, Oregon; fifteen grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.

Guest Book

To the Watford family... Sorry to hear of the passing of Mrs. Barbara Watford. Praying peace and comfort for the family. Sharon C. Bryant & Family.

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It's sad to hear that Barbara has passed. But oh, how she lived! She has touched so many other people's lives for so long that her influence, her love, and the changes she brought about for others will be with us for a long, long time. I met Barbara when we both volunteered with Coastal Women's Shelter. She was a light and a role model for both the clients and her fellow volunteers. I feel fortunate to have worked with her. Valeria Truitt

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Ben, I was so sorry to read about the loss of your wife, Barbara. What a delightful lady she was. We met when my husband and I visited your home to pick up our knee scooter that your daughter needed for several months after surgery. Please call if we can help you in any way. We are in FH. Carol Frysiek

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Mr. Watford and family: My wife and I are saddened to hear of Mrs. Watford's passing. Your father was my chemistry teacher at Smithtown High School on Long Island a vey long time ago and that is why he is always "Mr. Watford" to me. My very good friend Dennis Pymm had the same class and - when he and his wife moved down to New Bern several years ago - he discovered his HS teacher once again. We visited Mr. Watford 2 years ago during my visit to New Bern. It was then I had the all too brief pleasure of meeting your Mother. She was charming. She and my wife have shared the (un)common experience of having husbands who love books. Pat & Mary Hays

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Ben. I was so sorry to learn about the passing of your beloved wife Barbara. I only met her once briefly when Pat Hays and I came to visit your home just after you moved back after Florence, but I could tell that she, like you, made a difference in the many lives she touched the past 91 years. I know how hard it will be for you now that she is gone, but treasure all the time you spent together all these years. Dennis Pymm

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To the family of Mrs. Barbara Watford, you have my sincere prayers and condolences. In knowing Mrs. Watford, I grew to live her. She and her beautiful voice will truly be missed. May you find strengthn knowing how much she loved you all. Feast on the good days and times you spent together. God bless you.

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