Fallen Hero: Senior Airman Uvatira Watson


Funeral Home

Serenity Funeral Home

2157 Evelyn Gandy Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS


Friday, Sep 2, 4–6 p.m., Serenity Funeral Home, 2157 Evelyn Gandy Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS


Saturday, Sep 3, 1 p.m., Christ Church of Laurel, N. 2nd Avenue, Laurel, MS, 39440. Dacetown Road, Ellisville, MS


Honoring a Fallen Hero, Who Served Within the Mississippi National Guard

In recognition of our proud American tradition of honorable service which our military men and women have given to their country and our State, we honor a Fallen Hero. Our nation, our state, and the National Guard Association of MS (NGAMS) regard the memorializing of its retired military deceased as an honorable and sacred obligation.

Another great Soldier and Fallen Hero has been released from duty, passed from our ranks on August 14, 2022, and moved on to his heavenly home. Senior Airman Uvatira Watson, age , a member of the MS Air National Guard who currently had served within the 172d Medical Group, 172d Airlift Wing, Jackson ANG has departed and gone to a better place with our good Lord.

It takes a special person to serve within the military for their country, giving up their family time, comfort, and safety for their country, ultimately for all Americans to enjoy their freedoms, safety, and way of life. We now applaud you for your service to our country. A special message from General Douglas McArthur remains applicable today for our servicemen that have passed: “Old Soldiers never die; they just fade away”.

Rest in Peace Airman. We applaud your patriotism and brave efforts in serving our country and your family for their support of your service. We thank you for your service. Without your efforts and your families’ support, our country would not stand so boldly, shine so bright and live so free.

You now have earned a rest, so go fly with the Angels, go rest high on that mountain; your work on earth is done. Go to heaven a-shoutin’ Love for the Father and the Son.

Obituary, visitation, and service details:
172d AW posting:
The 172nd Airlift Wing family is saddened to share the news of the passing of Senior Airman Uvatira Watson, an aerospace medical technician assigned to the 172nd Medical Group.

Visitation will be held on Friday, September 2nd, from 4–6 p.m. at Serenity Funeral Home, 2157 Evelyn Gandy Parkway, Hattiesburg, MS 39401.

Uvatira epitomized the Air Force’s core values, professionalism, and selflessness. We ask that you please keep her family, friends, and co-workers surrounded with encouragement through this difficult time.