Brenda Marshall Watson

December 15, 1948April 6, 2011

Brenda (Marshall) Watson


Brenda Marshall Watson, age 62 of Opelika, Alabama was born on December 15, 1948 and passed away on April 6, 2011. She was a member of Bellevue Baptist Church in Macon, Georgia. She was the daughter of Maude (Cox) Marshall and the late Henry Clay Marshall, Jr.

She is survived by her husband, Donald Watson, daughter Angela Williams and her husband Willy, and daughter Bethany Mitchell ; grandchildren Joshua Mitchell and Lauren May; brother Wayne Marshall and wife Marjorie; sisters-in-law Linda Marshall, Linda Holloway, Geneiva Thursby and husband Frank, Sandra O’Stean and husband Bobby. She was a loving wife, caring mother, and an amazing “Nana.”

A celebration of life service will be held Sunday, April 10, 2011 at Bellevue Baptist Church at 3 p.m. with Dr. Aubrey Sheats officiating. Visitation will be at Macon Memorial Funeral Home Saturday evening, April 9, at 6-8:00 pm. Macon Memorial Funeral Home.

Macon Memorial Park Funeral Home and Cemetery has of arrangements.


  • Celebration of Life Sunday, April 10, 2011
  • Visitation Saturday, April 9, 2011

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Carolyn Wills

April 3, 2012

We still miss you so very much. The hurt is just as strong as it was a year ago. You were and ARE still loved deeply. Your family remain in my prayers. I know your grandchildren, children and husband miss you beyond words. You were the glue that held the family together. I know you are looking down on them and still taking care of them. I'll see you one day soon. Until then will you kiss my Jared on the cheek and give him a hug for me. He always thought of you as his aunt.

With all my love,

Jingna Zhang

May 27, 2011

Dear Don,
I was deeply saddened to hear about your sudden loss of Brenda from Allen yesterday. Hongbin and I know how difficult this must have been for you. You are in our thoughts.
Brenda was such a kind, gentle person. She had offered me of help to us when I was in Auburn, especially when my son was born and the time before I moved to CA. You and Brenda had played a big part of our family’s life in Auburn. I want to let you know we will always remember her and miss the good times we spent together.
She has demonstrated what a loving wife, thoughtful daughter, and a caring grandma is. I know how much you will miss Brenda. Perhaps you could use your special talent of photography to make a lasting memory book of Brenda. We have some lovely pictures of Brenda we’d love to share.
May God bless you and your family during this time.

With Love, Jingna and Hongbin

May 18, 2011

Donald, I am so sorry for your loss. You and the girls will be in my thoughts and prayers! May you find a comfort that only God can give. Andy Trotter

Andre Smit

April 15, 2011

Don, so sorry for your loss. I remember still Brenda's calm and friendly nature - sad, sad. I pray that you will find comfort. God bless you and yours.

Dale Rand

April 14, 2011

Don, you and Brenda have been an inspiration in my life. I am struggling to understand why such a tragedy can happen to such good people. I can not begin to comprehend what you must be going through but I hope that you can take some comfort in knowing that the pain you feel is shared by your many friends in the paving industry. We are all thinking of you and praying for you and your family. May God bless you and comfort you as well as the rest of us as we struggle for understanding and acceptance.

Carolyn Wills

April 13, 2011

Just know deep inside that I am in constant prayer for you and the girls...for the entire family. I love you guys like my own family. I cherish all the memories we share. Feel free to contact me if you or the girls need me for anything at all.

Dear Jesus, continue to place your conforting hands around this family and help them to trust you second by second. Thank you because I know you will take care of them. In Your Precious Name I pray..Amen.

Jeannine Morrow

April 13, 2011

The Rose Beyond The Wall
A rose once grew where all could see,
sheltered beside a garden wall,
And as the days passed swiftly by,
it spread its branches, straight and tall...

One day, a beam of light shone through
a crevice that had opened wide
The rose bent gently toward its warmth
then passed beyond to the other side

Now, you who deeply feel its loss,
be comforted - the rose blooms there-
its beauty even greater now, nurtured by
God's own loving care.

My thoughts and prayers are with Brenda's family.

Pam Turner

April 13, 2011

Don, Beth and Angela, I am so sorry for your suden loss. Brenda was a very sweet person and I have many fond memories of you all. So glad that I was able to talk to her at the 100 years celebration at Tabernacle in Cartersville only a couple of weeks ago. My prayers and love are with you now.
Pam Turner

Brenda & Will Perry

April 12, 2011

Donald, Angela, Beth, & Family,

Know we are praying for all of you. Will and I have such great memories of each of you. I especially. Brenda thank you again for making my wedding gown and all my bridemaid dresses, and for singing at my wedding. I know you hear that thank you again right this minute. We have such wonderful memories of Angela and Beth... they were so cute and sweet.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of one of His Saints." Brenda give my MaMa and Daddy a big hug for me. I know your life is not over here, because all you gave to us will live on and on.... and others will come to know Our Lord & Saviour, Jesus Christ because of your life. I believe you are Cheering us on and telling us it is all worth it. We love you, Brenda, and again I am glad God let your life touch mine while you were here with us. God bless all you who knew her, especially her precious , precious family.

Brenda and Will Perry

Marissa Cody

April 12, 2011

Donald, Beth, Angela, Aunt Maude and Family,
I love you all very much and I wish you comfort and peace. I'm grateful you let me into your home this past weekend and I'm here if you ever need anything.
Love, Marissa