Glenda "GaGa" Ruth Watson

July 30, 1941November 17, 2020

Glenda “GaGa” Ruth Mitchell Watson, 79 of Cunningham went to her eternal resting place to be with the love of her life Bural Dean Watson on November 17, 2020 at CHRISTUS Saint Michael Health System surrounded by her daughters and granddaughters. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Bright and Holland Funeral Home and the services have been set for 2 PM Sunday, November 22, 2020 at Life Tabernacle Church with Frankie Norwood officiating. The family will receive friends and family one hour prior to services and interment will conclude at Restland Cemetery in Cunningham, Texas. Glenda Ruth, was the daughter of Howard Taft And Velma Earline Ellis Mitchell and was born on July 30, 1941 in Crosbyton, Texas. She attended and graduated from Plainview High School. Following graduation, she married Bural Dean Watson on September 26, 1958 in Plainview, Texas. In 1964, she and Bural moved to Houston, Texas where they began Watson Painting and Drywall and Dean Watson Construction. She remained the secretary and book keeper for the business until 1983. In 1983, they moved to Cunningham and established Dean Watson Trucking. She then began working at Deport National Bank in 1984 as Secretary of Banking President until 1992. She was a member of Cunningham Baptist Church. She had a love for cooking, baking, shopping, politics, but most of all she was the glue that kept her family together. She was a “GaGa“ to her family and everyone that knew her. Glenda was the GREATEST wife, mother, aunt, and GaGa. She was preceded in death by her husband Bural Dean Watson which she thought the world of, her parents, two brothers, Taft Mitchell and Harlan Mitchell, one Sister Janice Kennelly, Sister in laws Alice Mitchell and Nita Watson Brillon, and two brother in laws, Dewey Watson and LaDell Watson. Survivors include, her three daughters Susie Watson Hicks(Willie), Deidra Watson, and Deborah Cole, all of Cunningham, grandchildren Kendra Yaross (Mike) of Pattonville, Amy Hicks Robinson(Kyle) of Midland, Makynzi Watson of Reno, Kaitlynd Compton (Cody) of Sumner, Chelsey Cole, River Cole (Baylee) of Pattonville, and Shanie Cole of Blossom. Great grandchildren Gyven Robinson, Kyndal Yaross, Madox Yaross, Cason Compton, and Oliver Dean Watson. Brother-in-law James Watson(Joann), and Sister in law Peggy Watson along with numerous nieces, nephews and a plethora of friends. Casket bearers will be Willie Caldwell, Mike Yaross, Mark Mitchell, Jeff Mitchell, Johnny Greer, River Dean Cole, Gyven Robinson, Cody Compton, Mason Greer, Kyle Lewis, Joey Robinson. Honorary Pallbearers will be Kenneth Mitchell, David Mitchell, Ronald Hicks, Shane Morton, Bruce Watson, Brad Watson, Jarvis Watson, Steven Mitchell, Tanner Mitchell, Kyler Mitchell, Justice Greer, Dakota Greer, Tony Brillon, Donny Watson, Heath Sessums, Chance Bankhead, Jerrod Bankhead, Madox Yaross, and Leslie Fern Taylor. The family would like to extend special thanks to Elara Caring Home Health in Paris, Texas especially Cassie Bland, RN, Jana Allen, LVN, Kacy Mills, HHA, Jeremy Nelms, PT, Lacy Penwell, PTA, Leah Laster, PTA, Renea Cope, RN, Kalee Sherwood, LVN. Also, a tremendous thank you to the wonderful ICU staff at Trinity Mother Frances Hospital Sulphur Springs, Texas and the Cardiovascular ICU staff at Christus St Michael’s Health System in Texarakana, Texas, especially her nurse, Cassie. Also, a very special Thank You to her caregivers, Makynzi Watson and Vicki Malone Although, our precious Gaga, is no longer with us on this earth we know she is rejoicing above in Heaven. We want you to know that you were one of a kind and our heart and soul. We will remember all of the wonderful memories we made together. We Will Always Love You, A Bushel and a Peck. YOU ARE OUR SUNSHINE!


  • Willie Caldwell
  • Mike Yaross
  • Mark Mitchell
  • Jeff Mitchell
  • Johnny Greer
  • River Dean Cole
  • Gyven Robinson
  • Cody Compton
  • Mason Greer
  • Kyle Lewis
  • Joey Robinson
  • Kenneth Mitchell, Honorary Bearer
  • David Mitchell, Honorary Bearer
  • Ronald Hicks, Honorary Bearer
  • Shane Morton, Honorary Bearer
  • Bruce Watson, Honorary Bearer
  • Brad Watson, Honorary Bearer
  • Jarvis Wtson, Honorary Bearer
  • Steven Mitchell, Honorary Bearer
  • Tanner Mitchell, Honorary Bearer
  • Kyler Mitchell, Honorary Bearer
  • Justice Greer, Honorary Bearer
  • Dakota Greer, Honorary Bearer
  • Tony Brillon, Honorary Bearer
  • Donny Watson, Honorary Bearer
  • Heath Sessums, Honorary Bearer
  • Chance Bankhead, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Jerrod Bankhead, Honorary Bearer
  • Madox Yaross, Honorary Bearer
  • Leslie Fern Taylor, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Sunday, November 22, 2020

  • Burial

    Sunday, November 22, 2020


Glenda "GaGa" Ruth Watson

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Davy Williams Rogers

November 28, 2020

I am so very sorry for your loss, to me Glenda was a beautiful lady and I loved her very much. She always welcomed me no matter how bad she felt. Glenda and Dean both were always so nice to me. I wish their was something I could say that would help you feel better. The pain will always be their but it does get better with time. I am here for you if you need anything just let me know.
Love you all, Davy

Mark and Aam Kennelly

November 20, 2020

The Wisconsin Kennelly Family sends our prayers! We were fortunate to be raised by Aunt Glenda’s sister, Janice Kennelly and my Dad, John Texas Kennelly. Aunt Glenda and her entire family were a BIG part of us growing up and her influence and goodness is still with us. God Bless our Beloved Aunt Glenda!

Terrie Carroll

November 18, 2020

Rest In Peace sweet lady. Thank you for always making me feel at home when I came to hang out with Susie.

Cynthia Mitchell-Layer

November 18, 2020

So sorry to hear this. May God give you peace and comfort today and the days to come. Glenda was a special lady, kind, warm hearted and loving lady.
Love to all

Laura Wright

November 18, 2020

Susie, Debbie and Diedre, we are so sorry for the loss of your sweet Momma. It's a loss like no other in your life.
I loved your sweet Momma and enjoyed working with her at the First National Bank in Deport.
God bless all of you and keep you. Stay close to Him and allow Him to help you during this time.
Donnie and Laura Wright


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