Dorothy J. Watson
Dorothy Juanita Watson, age 90, died peacefully at her Jackson residence on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 with her family at her side.
Dorothy was born in Lavinia, TN on February 27, 1924, the daughter of the late James C. and Una Hickman McLemore. She was married to Marvin D. Watson who preceded her in death in 2004. She was retired from J.C. Penny with over twenty-five years of employment. Dorothy was a long time member of Calvary Baptist Church of Jackson before joining Oakfield Baptist Church, where she was a member of the Willing Workers Sunday school class. Her family was her life and she cherished the time she was able to spend with them, especially her grandchildren. She also enjoyed reading and spending time in her flower garden.
She is survived by her daughter, Debbie Wheatley (Mike) of Jackson, TN; two sons, Donald Watson (Judy) of Franklin, TN and Barry Watson (Sharon) of Medina, TN; six grandchildren, Michael Watson (Vicki), Angelia Brown (Myers), Donnie Watson (Monica), Jennifer Duggin (Josh), Amy Mathenia and Melanie Watson, as well as eleven great-grandchildren and on great-great-grandchild.
She was preceded by six siblings.
Services: A funeral service will be held at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 16, 2014 in the chapel of Arrington Funeral Directors, with Rev. Mickey Jackson officiating, with burial to follow in Ridgecrest Cemetery. The family will be receiving friends on Sunday from 1 p.m. until 3 p.m., prior to the service.
Pallbearers will be Barry Watson, Donald Watson, Donnie Watson, Josh Duggin, Michael Watson and Myers Brown. Honorary Pallbearers will be Tyler Mathenia and Mike Wheatley.
Memorials should be directed to St. Jude Children's Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38501; or to Hospice of West Tennessee, 1804 Highway 45 Bypass, Jackson, TN 38305.
Arrington Funeral Directors, 148 W. University Parkway, (731) 668-1111; www.arringtonfuneralgroup.com