OBITUARY

Ena Lela Watson Gordon

February 24, 1915September 18, 2021
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Ena Lela Watson Gordon was born in Walker, LA, on February 24, 1915, and passed away on September 18, 2021, a resident of St. George, LA. She lived 106 beautiful years as a devoted Christian. Ena loved her church, First Baptist Church of Baton Rouge, and LSU football. She is survived by her grandson, Brian Walter Gordon and his daughter, Mary-Elizabeth Gordon, of St. George; grandson, Hunter Lewis Gordon, his wife, Rachel, and their three children, William Welb (Billy), Georgia Genevieve, and Camille Marie, of Dallas; nephew, Jack Allen Watson; niece, LaNell Watson Boemia Seiler; and extended family, Tina LeBlanc Rance and Delaine LeBlanc Garner. Preceded in death by her husband, Lynwood Barr Gordon of Gillsburg, MS; parents, Lewis Edwin Watson and Zillie Hatchell of Port Vincent; sons, Lynwood “Wayne” Gordon and Billy Lewis Gordon; sisters, Edna Elise Watson, Marie Edith Watson, and Cleo Watson; brothers, Glen Edward Watson, Collins Watson, and Louis Elgene Watson; and great grandson, Wyatt Henry Gordon. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 25, at Rabenhorst Funeral Home East (11000 Florida Blvd) at 9 am until service at 10 am, conducted by Rev. Oren Conner and Larkin Harris. Burial will follow at Greenoaks Memorial Park. Serving as pallbearers will be Brian W. Gordon, Hunter L. Gordon, Dudley May, Dot Lawrence, Mary-Elizabeth Gordon, Billy Gordon, Mike Barr, and Larkin Harris. Special thanks to Mike and Dianne Barr, who were Ena’s guardians on earth.

  • FAMILY

  • Brian Walter Gordon, Grandson
  • Mary-Elizabeth Gordon, Great Granddaughter
  • Hunter Lewis Gordon (Rachel), Grandson
  • William Welb (Billy), Georgia Genevieve, and Camille Marie, Great Grandchildren
  • Jack Allen Watson, Nephew
  • LaNell Watson Boemia Seiler, Niece
  • Lynwood Barr Gordon, Husband (deceased)
  • Lewis Edwin Watson and Zillie Hatchell, Parents (deceased)
  • Lynwood “Wayne” Gordon, Son (deceased)
  • Billy Lewis Gordon, Son (deceased)
  • Edna Elise Watson, Sister (deceased)
  • Marie Edith Watson, Sister (deceased)
  • Cleo Watson, Sister (deceased)
  • Glen Edward Watson, Brother (deceased)
  • Collins Watson, Brother (deceased)
  • Louis Elgene Watson, Brother (deceased)
  • Wyatt Henry Gordon, Great Grandson (deceased)
  • extended family, Tina LeBlanc Rance and Delaine LeBlanc Garner
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Brian W. Gordon
  • Hunter L. Gordon
  • Dudley May
  • Dot Lawrence
  • Mary-Elizabeth Gordon
  • Billy Gordon
  • Mike Barr
  • Larkin Harris

Services

  • Visitation

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Saturday, September 25, 2021

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Garnett Watson Brister

September 24, 2021

I last saw "Aunt" Ena a few years ago. She was still driving! I spotted her in Sonny's BBQ having lunch on a Sunday. I was very surprised to see her. I did not know where she lived nor had a phone number to contact her again after that. She was a lovely lady and a joy to talk with. To have lived 106 years is remarkable. The last of her generation of the huge Watson clan. Most of you will not know who I am, but I am a cousin, younger daughter of her cousin, Clifford, son of Ben, brother of her father Lewis. What a legacy she leaves! May God rest her soul.


Garnett Watson Brister


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