Ernest L. Watson, Sr. "Ernkie" age 96, departed this life on December 2, 2017, at Wilmington Hospital. He was born in Delaware City, Delaware, on November 9, 1921, to the late Cora and Arthur Watson. He was the husband of the late Mable J. Watson; father of Patricia James, Ernestine Watson, Nancy Sudler, Karen Harrison, Ernest Watson, Jr. (Vanessa), Sandra Watson, John Watson, and the late Diane George; brother of Helen Miller, Greta Neal, Shirley Brown (Theodore), and the late Alma Miler, Ralph Watson, Arthur Watson, Eugene Watson, Catherine Ringgold, Alice Miller, Dorothy Manlove, William Watson and Anna Harding. He is also survived by 27 grandchildren, Karen, Dianna, Tara, Nalynn, Dalynn, Nakia, Carolyn, Joseph, Deborah, Douglas, Ronald, Sheree, Kyra, Keesha, Denise, Brandon, Jermaine, Sharisma, Tremell, Nicole, Thomas, Moleek, Sandra, Little Ernie, Jaron, Toni, April, Twon, Shazza, Shyria, and the late Chad and Tameeka; 1 son-in-law, Charles George, and a host of nieces, nephews, other family and friends.
Mr. Watson had worked as a chef at the former Hearn's Restaurant on North Market Street in Wilmington.
His Home Going Service will be 10 am, Saturday, December 9th, at Revival Fellowship Church, 3071 New Castle Avenue, New Castle, DE 19720, where viewing will be from 8:30-9:45 am only. Interment in Silverbrook Cemetery immediately following service.