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Sherard died suddenly. God brought back to our remembrance He has overcame the grave! Hallelujah!
Sherard DeQuincy Watson was born to Alvin and Valeria Watson and was instantly known to be “bigger than life”. His great aunt, Evelyn Walker, gave him the nickname “Boom-Kum Boy” because he was solidly built from the womb.
As Sherard grew, he would astound the family by pulling himself up and climbing out of his crib at six months old. Mom and Dad would say, “We HAVE to watch this one!”. Sherard, as a baby and a toddler rarely cried, except when he needed food and diaper changes. He would oftentimes hijack his twin Sharonda’s bottle (“We HAVE to watch this one”).
With his characteristic sandy brown hair, Herculean physic, and charismatic personality, he made friends in the world platform, community, and in the Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools he attended; Kings Lane Elementary, Old Center, Joelton, and Whites Creek High School (1983 Graduating Class, WCHS, Cobras). He had a heart for people and was a good listener. He would make time for you. Two of his trademark sayings were “God is SOW good to me!” (parable of the sower) and “In Jesus name, I love you to Life!”.
His Passion, His Purpose (Mission), His Legacy
Sherard was a LIGHT who was on loan to Earth from Heaven. Sherard was a SOWER/PLANTER who was led by the SPIRIT OF THE LIVING GOD to navigate his life in FAITH. Sherard was a person who had GREAT FAITH. There are so many examples of who he touched; ministry to residents of Aphesis House half-way residential centers He had a passion for golf and he would pray for his “Old Cats” every morning for traveling Grace and Mercies. Sherard shot a Hole-in-One during a completion! He was extremely proud of this accomplishment. It wasn’t a big deal to get a motivational talk from Sherard. If he talked to you for just 3 minutes, you would know that something had changed for the better within you. He was that type of LIGHT. Sherard literally practiced street ministry using the principle of the Great Commission laid out in Matthew 28. He was led by the Holy Spirit, if you were with him you learned to “WATCH OUT”; YOU WERE ABOUT TO BE APART OF SOMETHING B.I.G. If he was driving, he would pull over, tell you that God had told him to pull over and minister, share to or with this person, etc; and the witnessing would take off from there! In Jesus, there is no fear or condemnation!
WHO IS THE GREATEST UNCLE IN THE WORLD?
All nieces and nephews (including the greats) have heard him ask them this question. In fact, a visit with Uncle Sherard would include this question and usually a little something extra (wink) because he wanted you to know that God loved YOU and that you ARE special. He would tell you stories of how he wanted to get you on the golf course and teach you how to play because you were a natural. He would inspire you to keep believing in yourself! He would pray over you, talk to you, and get in that butt if need be; you know who you are (sending you so much love).
Sherard is predeceased by his parents, Alvin Julius and Valeria Annette Watson; brothers, Erick Ricardo and Derrick Gerado; and a host of loved ones.
He is survived by his oldest sister, Beverly Watson Elam, twin sister, Dr. Sharonda Y. Hickman-Broadway, brother, Alvin Julius Watson, Jr.; nieces, Michelle Watson, Amber Watson, and Valeria Hickman; nephews, Erick Watson, Jr., Derrick Watson, Jr., and James Hickman, Jr.; uncles, Melvin (Jean) Watson, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, and Tommy Walker, Smyrna, Tennessee; aunts, Matilda Rouse, Lexington, Kentucky, Patricia Watson, Nashville, Tennessee, and Evelyn D. Thompson, Nashville, Tennessee, ; and a host of great nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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