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Robin Robins Watson

Posted By Hall-Wynne On July 1, 2016 @ 5:26 pm In Obituaries,Oxford | 8 Comments

Robin Robins Watson of Oxford departed this life on June 30, 2016. She was the daughter of Eloise Richardson Robins and Hubel Robins, Sr. She grew up in Richmond, Virginia with an extended family of grandparents, uncles, aunts, and cousins. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School during World War II and also Converse College in Spartanburg, South Carolina. She and her husband, John William Watson, Sr. were married on Valentine’s Day, 1953. While her husband completed his medical training, she taught school and worked for the Salvation Army in Philadelphia, PA. As a wife and mother, Robin parented two sons, John and Peter, insuring their participation in church, summer camp, yard work and good manners. To her great delight, her daughter, Eloise Bolyn Watson was born as her sons finished high school and left for college. With her focus on Eloise, Robin and Dr. Watson remained active in their middle years. Eloise and her family were Robin’s light and strength in her later years.
Robin loved colonial and civil war history. She was a member of The Jamestown Society, The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America, The Daughters of the American Revolution and The United Daughters of the Confederacy. In addition to her activities with these groups, Robin actively served Oxford United Methodist Church. Robin loved people and showed a genuine interest in everyone she met.
Surviving Robin are her husband of 63 years, John William Watson, Sr.,M.D.; sons, John William Watson, Jr. and wife, Charlotte of Oxford, North Carolina, Peter Robins Watson and wife, Anita of Kinston, North Carolina; and daughter, Eloise Bolyn Watson and husband, Mark Jalkut of Raleigh, North Carolina; eight grandchildren, John Devin Blackwell Watson, Raleigh Peterson Watson, AtLee Taylor Darr Watson, Corrine Arrington Watson, Spencer Robins Watson, Chloe Elizabeth Jalkut, William Bolyn Jalkut, and Berkeley Hannon Jalkut; two great-grandchildren, Charlotte Virginia Watson and Grace Robins Watson; brother, Reed Robins. Robin was predeceased by her brother, Hubel Robins, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia.
Visitation at Gentry, Newell and Vaughan, Oxford, NC, Sunday, July 3, 2016 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be Monday, July 4, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Oxford United Methodist Church, McClanahan Street, Oxford, North Carolina. Interment at Elmwood Cemetery. Reception to follow at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Parrish Hall across the street from Oxford United Methodist Church.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Oxford United Methodist Church or the charity of one’s choice.
Gentry-Newell and Vaughan Funeral Home is assisting the Watson family.


Condolences for the family of “Robin Robins Watson”

Condolence from LaVerne Pope on July 1st, 2016 9:59 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Watson family. I have many fond memories of Robin. She was a sweet kind soul!

Condolence from Donna Wilkins Snipes on July 2nd, 2016 9:59 am

Peter and family,
So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother.
Donna Wilkins Snipes

Condolence from Brenda Denny Champion on July 2nd, 2016 2:29 pm

Dr. Watson & Family,
My family & I would like to extend our deepest sympathy to you for the loss of your loved one. You all are in our thoughts & prayers. God Bless you all!!

Condolence from Blanche Clayton Mangum on July 2nd, 2016 7:08 pm

Dr Watson. So sorry to hear of your loss. I’m sure you don’t remember me, but you gave me the opportunity to work in your practice over 40 years ago. I have continued to work as an RN at Duke. I will always remember your kindness and humor. May you and your family find comfort in the days ahead

Condolence from Dwight and Carolyn Wilkins on July 3rd, 2016 7:55 pm

We are so very sorry for your loss. Your family has always been so special to us through the years and each of you are in our thoughts and prayers. May God grant you comfort and peace during this most difficult time. You have our deepest sympathy. All our love, Dwight and Carolyn Wilkins

Condolence from LaVerne Pope on July 4th, 2016 12:21 pm

Thoughts and prayers are with the Watson family. Robin was a sweet lady that I always enjoyed spending time with.

Condolence from Russell Murray on July 10th, 2016 4:36 pm

Doctor Watson & Family ! My thoughts & PRAYERS are with YOU ! SHE was a SWEET & KIND LADY ! I enjoyed talking to her when SHE walked around our block ! GOD bless YOUALL !

Condolence from Jerry Wayne Haskins on January 12th, 2017 9:44 pm

Having Attended School With Mrs. Watsons Son, Peter Watson,. And Having Had As Our Family Doctor The Incredible One Of A Kind Diagnostician, Dr. John William Watson Sr. I remember Mrs. Watson In My Youth At School Activities, and at The United Methodist Church. I Want To Express My Sincere Condolences To All The Family. She Was That Rare Person, That Like My Mother Placed So Much Care Into All Of Her Family. God Bless Both The Immediate Family Members, and The Robbins And Watson Families

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