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Geneva Gladys (Bigelow) Watlington

February 8, 1924 ~ December 3, 2019 (age 95)

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Geneva Bigelow Watlington, passed away on December 3, 2019 with her daughters Adrian, Rhonda and Terry all by her side at the Life Care Center of Gwinnett.  Geneva was born in Caswell County to the late Albert Bigelow and Lula Chambers Bigelow.   She was a graduate of the Caswell County Training School.  She was a Manager with Pathmark Grocery in New York as well a Teacher’s Aide with the New York Public School System.  

Geneva was married to the love of her life Armond Watlington, Sr. and this union was blessed with five children.  She was a member of Mt. Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church and served with the Usher's Board.  During her membership she was honored to be one of the churches Heroines of Faith.    

She leaves loving and lasting memories to her three surviving children: Adrian Denise Watlington Cox (Phillip) of Stone Mountain, Georgia, Rhonda Pole of Snellville, Georgia and Terry Watlington of Grayson, Georgia; daughter-in-law: Felecia Watlington of Stone Cress, Georgia; six grandchildren: Miles Crichlow and Brian Patterson (Lena) both of Virginia, Keisha Williams (Brian), Brandon Watlington (Jackie), Philip Cox, II and Jordan Watlington all of Georgia; 6 great-grandchildren, a host of nieces & nephews, other relatives and dear friend.  

She was the last survivor of her generation.  In addition to her beloved husband and parents she was preceded in death by two children: Yvonne Patterson and Armond R. Watlington, Jr. and seven siblings: Ralph Erwin Bigelow, James Homer Bigelow, Hassie Leon Bigelow, Walter Garland Bigelow, Catherine Bigelow Enoch, Pauline Bigelow Jones and Elsie Elizabeth Bigelow Brown.   


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December 13, 2019

1:00 PM to 9:00 PM
Sharpe Funeral Home, Inc,
520 Rosenwald St.
Burlington, NC 27217

Wake-with the Family present
December 14, 2019

10:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Mt. Zion AME Church
5124 NC Hwy 86
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Funeral Service
December 14, 2019

11:00 AM
Mt. Zion AME Church
5124 NC Hwy 86
Hillsborough, NC 27278

Interment following funeral service
December 14, 2019

Alamance Memorial Park
4039 S. Church St.
Burlington, NC 27215


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