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Bobbye Lois Watson

December 12, 1937 — February 12, 2024

Bobbye Lois Watson

Bobbye Lois Prussing Watson, born in Richton, MS, December 12, 1937, died February 12, 2024, in Montgomery, AL, at the age of 86 as the result of a stroke. 

The eldest of two daughters, she grew up helping the family raise cotton. Bobbye graduated from Richton High School followed by graduating William Carey College with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in 1960. While in college she met the man who would become her life partner. She and Ernest Ray Watson were married on August 17, 1958. Bobbye graduated with a Master of Education degree from Livingston University in 1980. Together, 'Ernie' and Bobbye set up a household in Mississippi and soon the first of four children were born. They moved to New Orleans so Ernie could attend seminary, followed by a move to Mobile for a year, and then on to Jackson, Alabama where they would live and serve the Lord together in ministry until his death in 2011. Bobbye taught elementary school, primarily 2nd grade, until her retirement in 1996 after 34 years. She was a member of Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson. She moved to Eclectic, Alabama in 2014. Bobbye was an avid reader. She read from her Bible daily. A few of her favorite novelists include John Grisham, Jodi Picoult, Beverly Lewis, Francine Rivers and Kristin Hannah. She also enjoyed crossword puzzles and putting together jigsaw puzzles. She enjoyed watching birds and had many bird figurines and pictures in her bedroom and bathroom. She loved cats and is survived by GinGin, her last feline friend.

Bobbye was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Irma Prussing, husband Ernest Ray Watson, and sister Pat Felts. She is survived by her children Wanda Anderson (Pete), Deena Watson, Joel Watson (Lisa), and Jobie Watson (Ramin); nine grandchildren -Tija, Britt, Merry, Hezekiah, David, Gideon, Bethesda, Rebekah, Solomon, Carolyn and Jill; and one great-grandchild Kadence. 

Visitation with the family will begin at 10:30 am followed by a memorial service at 11:30 am, Wednesday, February 14, 2024, at Santuck Baptist Church, Wetumpka, AL. Graveside service will be at 2:00 pm, Thursday, February 15, 2024 at Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Jackson, AL. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Billy Graham Evangelistic Association or Forest Avenue Baptist Church in Jackson, AL. Online condolences may be posted at www.linvillememorial.com.

Linville Memorial Funeral Home and Crematory, Eclectic, Alabama

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Visitation

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

10:30 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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Memorial Service

Wednesday, February 14, 2024

11:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

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Graveside Service

Thursday, February 15, 2024

2:00 - 3:00 pm (Central time)

Trinity Memorial Gardens Cemetery

1601 Walker Springs Road, Jackson, AL 36545

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