Julia Ann (Lewis) Watson Obituary

Mrs. Julia Ann (Lewis) Watson, age 77, born July 7, 1945, to Mark Lewis and Rhoda Alene Sullivan, passed away Wednesday, November 2, 2022, at home, surrounded by love.

She was married to the late Clyde Watson and they had 6 children. Julia was a devoted Christian woman who loved God, her family and singing songs. She also had a great love for her grandchildren. She loved going to church and going to ball games, concerts and all family outing where she would get to spend her time with her grandchildren. She loved sitting outside, working crossword puzzles, talking to her animals, going to singings and going to revivals and Bible School. Julia was a member of the Buffalo Presbyterian Church in Watson, Oklahoma, but loved attending various churches. Just like her mother, she had a love for sewing quilts by hand and loved singing Choctaw hymns. Julia was a very loving mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister, aunt, great-aunt, and friend and will be missed tremendously.

Julia is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Clyde Watson; her son, Johnny Watson; her grandson David Watson; her oldest sister, Dora Barrett. Julia is survived by her sons; Julian Watson of Tulsa, Oklahoma, Michael Watson of Harrison, Arkansas, and Brian Watson and wife Claudine of De Queen, Arkansas; her daughters, Regina Yates and husband Nathan of Watson, Oklahoma, and Teresa Watson of Watson, Oklahoma; 19 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; special friends; 2 brothers, Travis Sullivan of Smithville, Oklahoma, Charles Lewis of Shawnee, Oklahoma; sister, LaDonna Johnson of Smithville, Oklahoma; and a very special sister, Martha Watson of Watson, Oklahoma.

Services for Mrs. Watson will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, November 7, 2022, at Smithville Assembly of God Church, in Smithville, Oklahoma. Interment will follow at the Buffalo Cemetery in Watson, Oklahoma. Brother Mark Patrick will be officiating under the direction of Beasley-Wood Funeral Home. Visitation will be held at Beasley-Wood Chapel in Mena, Arkansas on Sunday, November 6, 2022, from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Pallbearers are Steven Watson, Markus Hill, Lucas Henry, Miguel Hernandez, Jody Watson, and Marvin Jefferson.
Honorary Pallbearers are Terry Watson, Kelly Watson, Michael Watson, Donnie Baker, and her animals; Poochie, Biscuit, Sammy, Fluffy, Ivy, and Soldier.

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