Mardessie Mae Richardson Watson

Published 5:00 am Wednesday, May 9, 2007

Services for Mardessie Mae Richardson Watson, of Brookhaven, are2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at Brookhaven Living Word Center inBrookhaven with burial in Rose Hill Church Cemetery. WilliamsMortuary is in charge of arrangements.

Visitation is Thursday from 1 until 7 p.m. at the funeral home,with family hour from 6 until 7 p.m.

Mrs. Watson, 92, died May 4, 2007, at her residence. She was bornin Lincoln County on Jan. 4, 1915, to Dunk Richardson and JulieRichardson.

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She was retired. She was a graduate of Greenwood School. She was amember of the New Apostolic Church.

Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Willie MooreWatson; her daughters, Lillie Mae Turner and Barbara Anne Watson;her son, C.S. Bullock; her brothers, Luther Richardson, OscarRichardson, Dunk Richardson, H.C. Richardson, W.L. Richardson, R.J.Richardson and R.D. Richardson; her sister, Jessie Richardson; andher great-grandson.

Survivors are her daughters, Katherine B. Bolds, Mardessie MaeBlack and husband Eulis, Dorothy Ann Powell and husband Andrew andLizzie Mae Watson, all of Brookhaven, Julia Mallett and husbandSamuel, of Lansing, Mich., and Willie Mae Smith, of Milwaukee,Wis.; her sons, Henry Lee Watson and wife Cynthia, of Brookhaven,and Willie Watson Jr., of Frostproof, Fla.; her brother, M.C.Richardson, of Bogue Chitto; her sister, Wessie Harrison, ofKennedy, Texas; her 36 grandchildren; 101 great-grandchildren; 17great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, otherrelatives and friends, including a very special friend, JuanitaThadison.