Marva Nell Watson

February 13, 1932November 4, 2019

Mrs. Marva Watson, 87, was welcomed into the Kingdom of Heaven on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 11:45 a.m. As she believed in God she has not perished, but now has everlasting life. A service celebrating her life and the beginning of her eternal life will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019 at Centuries Memorial Funeral Home, 8801 Mansfield Rd., Shreveport, Louisiana. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home. Marva was born on February 13, 1932 in Abilene, TX. She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Emma Eunice and John Marvin Brown and her devoted husband of 34 years, William O. Watson (Bill). Marva is survived by her daughter, Diane Ruth, and three grandchildren, Jason Michael Frazier, Christopher William Frazier and Holly Kathryn Frazier. Marva and Bill shared a love for God and each other like no other. Marva’s devotion to Christ led her to have the heart of a servant and she enjoyed serving the members of Southern Hills Church of Christ, the Altrusa Club and the Women’s Department Club.

“Let me give” Author unknown I do not know how long I’ll live But while I live, Lord, let me give Some comfort to someone in need By smile or nod - kind word or deed And let me do whatever I can To ease things for my fellow man. I want not but to do my part To “lift” a tired or weary heart. To change folks frowns to smiles again Then I will not have lived in vain And I’ll not care how long I’ll live If I can give - and give - and give

Special recognition would like to be given to Bill Watson Jr., Andrea Vogelsang and Jessica Picar. They graciously carried out the wishes of Marva’s late husband and his love for her by overseeing her care. The family would also like to thank the staff at The Glen for the exceptional care and love given to Marva. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the Alzheimer’s Association.


  • She was preceded in death by her loving parents, Emma Eunice and John Marvin Brown and her devoted husband of 34 years, William O. Watson (Bill).


  • Visitation Tuesday, November 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Wednesday, November 13, 2019
  • Interment Wednesday, November 13, 2019


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Neva Frazier

November 7, 2019

My Dear Marva - what a beautiful soul you are - such a caring, loving, giving lady - and a true lady in every sense of the word. I can attest to your love for your daughter and were the BEST ... from the day they were born and all throughout their lives. They are blessed to have such a saintly grandmother - may they aim to follow in your footsteps. They have their own Guardian Angel now looking down on them, and I know you will be interceding for them. You are now at peace, walking on heaven's pathway with your beloved Bill by your side. You two were always so eager to lend an ear, so understanding, and so good and kind to me, and I love you both. The world lost two wonderful, unselfish people, but heaven gained two Angelic Souls.