Watson's Paxton home scene of Easter Sunrise Service

Easter morning at 7 a.m. saw vehicles parked along both sides of Hwy 84 in Paxton as Fanny Watson continued the 29-year tradition of Easter Sunrise Services at the Watson home on Sunday, March 27.
Mrs. Watson informed the assembled group of worshippers that the idea for the service was born after her late husband, Judge Dock Watson, had a gazebo built in their yard 30 years ago.
Vehicles began arriving at the Watson home well before sunrise, and those approaching the home on Hwy 84 E could see headlights and taillights of parking cars far down the roadway.
The interim pastor of First Baptist Church in Center, Dr. Tim Watson, gave the lesson on witnessing, and participants from the Watsons' wide circle of friends participated in various parts of the service.
Mrs. Fannie's children, Glenda, Brenda, and Stephen Joe, and grandchildren were present to assist their mother in hosting the event, which included a catered breakfast afterwards.
Worshippers that morning included currently retired Judge Rick Campbell, who arrived with evangelists, Rick Gage and Brother Jose' who were in Center for a Resurrection Crusade.