Mary J. Watson

September 7, 1925July 9, 2018

Mary J. Watson, age 92, passed away Monday, July 9, 2018. She was born Monday, September 7, 1925 in Sylvia, Tennessee and is preceded in death by her parents, William and Lillie Edwards Jones and husband Albert L. Watson, Sr.

Mrs. Watson help serve our country by being a "Rosie the Riveter" during World War II; later she worked for H.G. Hill's as a cashier and then with Target in security.

She is survived by her daughter, Carolyn (Bill) Jeans; son, Albert L. Watson, Jr.; sister, Evelyn (Kyle) Smith; grandchildren, Jonathan (Ashley) Jeans, Joshua (Jennifer) Jeans; great-grandchildren, Brody, John Britton and Embrey Jeans.

Heartfelt thanks are extended to the staff and administrators at Waypoint, NHC Place @ The Trace for their love, care, and concern during Ms. Watson's two-year stay at the facility. Waypoint staff and residents became her extended family. A special thanks to Derek Jones and Cassidy Berman, who always went above and beyond to provide excellent care.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted 12:00 Friday, July 13, 2018 in the chapel at Forest Lawn Funeral Home with Brother Jim Olive officiating. Burial will follow in Nashville National Cemetery in Madison, Tennessee.

The family has requested that in lieu of flower that donations be sent to "Waypoint Warriors" Activities/Recreation Fund.

Family and friends will gather to remember Mrs. Watson at a visitation Friday, July 13, 2018 from 10:00 until 12:00 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home 1150 South Dickerson Pike Goodlettsville, Tennessee.


  • Visitation Friday, July 13, 2018
  • A Celebration of Life Friday, July 13, 2018

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Cassidy Berman

July 11, 2018

The last two years I got the pleasure of knowing Mrs. Watson. She had a smile that could light up the room. Always talked highly about her kids and grandkids. Even on her darkest days she would smile and keep pushing. I came to know a strong woman with a beautiful family. My thoughts and prayers are with each and one of you in this time of need.