Sharon Watson Obituary, Death – Sharon Lee Watson, 75, of Vidor, Texas, passed away on July 6, 2023, at her residence. On Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11:00 AM, a memorial service will be held at St. Anne Catholic Church in Beaumont, TX. Priest Ross Waggoner will preside. On Friday, July 14, 2023, at 4:00 PM, Gay Dominque will lead a Rosery at the Claybar Kelley-Watkins Funeral Home in Beaumont, TX. There will thereafter be a memorial service from 5 to 8 in the evening.
The Watson family matriarch entered the world on January 31, 1948, in Jackson, Tennessee. Marshall Jones and Emma Brannon had her as their daughter. She was Danny and J.R. Jones’s doting big sister and fierce guardian. She would tell you that being a mother to the GREAT and seeing her children and grandkids become successful adults is her proudest accomplishment. A favorite expression of hers was “getting to meet my great grandchildren is the icing on the top of my life cake.”
Sharon was a caring, encouraging, and somewhat overprotective mother. She opened her home and her heart to anyone in need, whether they were friends of her children or not. Sharon worked for many years in the service departments of automobile dealerships in addition to running her own daycare, Watson’s Daycare, in the 1970s. She was one of the first women in Southeast Texas to attain a service manager position for a car dealership, and she did so at Angelle Acura.
Sharon enjoyed sipping coffee while sitting on her balcony and watching the hummingbirds. Spending as much time as possible with her beloved family was her true passion. She made everyone in the room laugh and smile with her infectious sense of humor. Sharon was a good person with a strong character. All who knew her adored her and will miss her dearly. Her siblings Danny Jones and Marshall (J.R.) Jones, as well as her parents Marshall and Margart Jones and Emma and Jesse Brannon, all predeceased her.
Her husband Jack Watson, Sr.Kimberly and Mark Mazzola; Jack Watson, Jr. and Tonia; Danna and Brian O’Quinn; grandchildren William “B.J.” Elliot and wife Samantha; Blake and Britini Mazzola; Brandon and Brock McIntire; Joshua and Paige Watson; and Jordan and Brock McIntire; great-grandchildren Keaper and Samuel Elliott; Maci and Alaina Mazzola; Marley and Myles McIntire; and sister Lee Jones.