Gaye G. Watson

Gaye Godfrey Watson, 62, of Greenville, SC, passed away on Thursday, April 18, 2024. Born in Jacksonville, FL, she was the daughter of Lottie McCowan and the late Carl Henry Godfrey.

In addition to her mother Lottie W McCowan, Gaye is survived by a son, William Watson; grandson, John Henry Watson, and brother, Brad Godfrey.

A Graduate of Winthrop University and a retired employee of the state office of Disability Determination, Ms. Watson was also a long time member of the Fourth Presbyterian Church of Greenville.

Known amongst her friends as the most caring and giving soul and best friend anyone could hope to have, she leaves behind a legacy of fellowship and kindness that was a shining example for all. Her absence will be truly felt by many friends, admirers and family members.

A Memorial Service will be held Thursday, April 25, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Fourth Presbyterian Church, 703 E. Washington St, Greenville, SC 29601.

Condolences to the family of Gaye G. Watson

  • Chris Crist
    1 month ago

    Lottie, Will, Brad so sorry for your loss. Gaye was such a sweet person,she will be missed by many. Now she is whole again and not in pain. Gaye will be in our memories forever. All our love Chris and Earl

  • To Gaye’s family and friends she was an angel from heaven she really was. Her beauty shined from inside and out that is what made her be among the best I’ve ever met. I know she will be truly missed. My 🙏 to all.

  • Evelyn Barber Daugherty
    1 month ago

    Gaye was a beautiful and sweet soul – heaven truly gained an angel – prayers and condolences for her family.

  • Chris Porter
    1 month ago

    I worked with Gaye for many years at the South Carolina Disability Determination Services. Her kind and caring spirit, along with her sharp acumen, were perfectly suited for the public service that our agency provided. Gaye was considered to be an expert at communicating with disability applicants in order to obtain information that was critical in making the appropriate decision in their case. No matter the circumstances, Gaye always treated applicants with empathy and respect. Frankly, that was how she interacted with everyone. She was a beautiful person, inside and out. How many of us can leave our earthly presence with no grounds for anyone to utter a negative word about how we lived our life, as Gaye surely did? I was honored and privileged to be her friend and co-worker. My sincere condolences to her family and the many dear friends that she leaves behind.

  • I thought of you today. But that’s nothing new. I thought of you yesterday and the days before that too. I think of you in silence. I often speak your name. All I have are memories and your picture in a frame. Your memory is a keepsake from which I’ll never part. God has you in his arms. I have you in my heart. You will be truly missed. The short time I had to spend with you has truly been a blessing. Your smile always brightened my day. You were one of the strongest individuals I’ve ever encountered. It’s been a pleasure to meet you this lifetime. Until we meet again. Dee

  • Todd Bunn
    1 month ago

    My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Gaye during this difficult time. Gaye was full of joy!

  • Priscilla Hoffman
    1 month ago

    Will, Shannon, Henry, Lottie, and Brad,
    Bobby and I are truly sorry for your loss. Gaye was a dear friend and she will be missed by us all! We so hate that we missed the service today. Bobby is sick and I had another commitment that I had to attend. We love you Will and Shannon and look forward to seeing you soon!
    Priscilla and Bobby

  • Olga Ward
    4 weeks ago

    Mrs. Lottie, Brad, for the short period of time that I’ve know her, she truly was an amazing person. Such a strong and brave woman, always beautiful inside and out with a warm smile. She will always live in my memories. I’m very sorry for your loss. I’ll keep your family my prayers and in my thoughts.

  • Dear Lottie and Brad, I just learned of Gaye’s death and wanted to reach out to you in love and sympathy and prayers for you in the loss of such a kind spirit we all knew as Gaye!

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