Mary Helen Watson


Ms. Mary Helen Watson, of Chipley, Florida, answered the call of her Lord and Savior on Thursday, February 13, 2020 in the Southeast Alabama Medical Center of Dothan, Alabama, surrounded by her beloved children. She was a native and lifelong resident of Chipley, Florida.
Mary was born on July 18, 1948 to the parentage of Walter Williams and Ouida Jones in Chipley, Florida. Mary was educated in the public-school system of Washington County, Florida, graduating from the T.J. Roulhac High School of Chipley, Florida. She was employed with AT&T for many years before retirement. Mary was a fantastic cook and loved to be in the company of her family and friends, especially her children and grandchildren whom she had a deep love for.
Those left to cherish the remember the legacy are four children: SFC (Ret.) Ouida Dean Fields of Ft. Mitchell, Alabama, SFC (Ret.) Brandee LaShawn (Raymond) Theiss of Jacksonville, Florida, Logan (Ashley) Watson of Marianna, Florida and raised as a son, Jordan Alexander Boston of Chipley, Florida; five grandchildren: Morgan Athena Fields, Garrett TreVace Watson, Mia Adriane Fields, Grayson Dean Watson, and Aria Quinn Watson; four great-grandchildren: Mari Alyse Fields, Myles Xavier Fields, Mylani Aereon Kennedy, Hansom Ian-Aliver Fields; three sisters: Bonnie (Andre) Winters-Swift of Tampa, Florida, Delphine Belcher of Chipley, Florida and Emma (Randy) Mabou of Pensacola, Florida; three brothers: Victor Keith of Crestview, Florida, Vince (Mary) Keith of Panama City, Florida and Ferlin Keith of Chipley, Florida; along with a host of other relatives and friends.
A Celebration of a Joyous Life will be held 11 AM CST, Saturday, February 22, 2020 from the sanctuary of the Grant Tabernacle A.M.E. Church of Chipley, Florida with pastor, Rev. Sandra Jones, and Rev. Damian Keith, officiating. Ms. Watson’s mortal frame shall be coached to the Northside Cemetery for earthly slumber with Cooper Funeral Home of Chipley, Florida entrusted with the final arrangements.
The Public Viewing will be held on Friday, February 21, 2020 from 6-8 P.M. CST in the Cooper Funeral Home Chapel of Chipley, Florida. Ms. Watson will lie in repose one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.


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