Edward Watson

Sunrise: March 4, 1965

Sunset: January 10, 2021

Edward Watson affectionately known as “Eddie” and “Big Man” was born on March 4, 1965 to the late Mary L. and Charles L. Watson in Virginia Beach, VA.  He was called to heaven on January 10, 2021.

He was involved in many camps and programs in his early years for individuals with disabilities.  He was a graduate of Center of Effective Learning in Virginia Beach. There he gained friends whose friendship continued throughout his lifetime.  Amazingly he and his friends continued to remain in contact and would relay to anyone who would listen, memories of things they did in school, especially their disagreements.

He was employed by Eggleston Services for over 20 years whereas he did various jobs and tasks.  He was a hard worker who never wanted to miss a day.  Making his own money made him feel grown up like his siblings.  Often on long weekends he would tell his family he had to go home because he had to be at work the next day.  He loved spending time with his family, listening to music and dancing.  His favorite group was the Temptations.  He was the life of the party.  Other things that he enjoyed were cutting grass, bowling, fishing, and watching wrestling.  He would spend relaxation hours watching wrestling and screaming at the television.  His favorite possessions had something to do with Batman or his favorite team the Dallas Cowboys.  Using his artistic side, he would draw excellent pictures of Batman on all his white tee shirts. He also found happiness in the simple things of life.  Things such as riding in the car and singing to his favorite Motown songs were equally a joy for him and whomever he was accompanying.  He lived life completely.  Sometimes we had to schedule our visits with him because his social calendar was so full.  He loved attending dances with his friends to dance with his many “dates”.  Eddie was an inspiration to all who ever met him, he never let his disabilities slow him down.  As a matter of fact Eddie didn’t know what a disability was.   Everyone was his friend, from the first moment he met them.

He leaves to cherish his memory his siblings Gloria Allen and Dwane D. Watson of Virginia Beach, Charles B. Watson (Paula) of Richmond, VA and Angela A. Wright (Kenneth) of Northfield, OH; Uncles John Diggs Jr. and James Diggs (Hattie) of Virginia Beach, Charlie Diggs of Chesapeake and Curtis Diggs (Juanita) of Pensacola, FL;  1 Aunt, Susie Anderson of Fredericksburg, VA; 2 nephews, 6 nieces,  11  great nieces and nephews; cousins; close family friend Gloria Burdette; friends and care-givers of Volunteers of America; and a host of other family and friends.


Viewing Thursday, January 14, 2021 2:00pm - 6:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WATCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Friday, January 15, 2021 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Rosewood Memorial Park 631 N Witchduck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462 The family is following the CDC and State of Virginia guidelines for funeral attendance

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    Kimberly Davis, VOA Coventry Team says

    RIP Big Man!! Thanks for the privilege to serve and support you!!??

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    Tisha Duncan says

    It was a pleasure to support Mr Edward “Big Man”. I will never forget your rendition of My Girl totally awesome!!! We will miss you here at Eggleston. Rest in heaven.

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    Joycelyn Pitts says

    Thank you for the wonderful opportunity to meet such an amazing person which touched my heart and those here at Tidewater Drive Day Program. I will always remember that smile and the way he flirt with his eyes. He would always tell me I got to make that money! Big Man will truly be missed and the family is in my prayers.

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    Areiana Mullen says

    Sending prayers for strength to all of the family and loved ones of “Big Man” as he was also a part of the Eggleston family as well. He will be deeply missed and never forgotten. Big Man was a special guy he is forever in our hearts, and that smile will be forever etched in my memory. It was a pleasure working with him. Thank you all so much for giving us the opportunity to share these final moments with you! God bless and take care!

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      Kia Massdin says

      Sending my condolences and prayers to the family of Edward. He will be deeply missed. It was a pleasure to support him here at Volunteers of America. RIP Big man??

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    Sylvia Gregory says

    To the Family of Eddie,
    May he rest in Peace. He was a very pleasant person when i met him back in Jamestown. I will always remember his smile.

    Sending my love

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