- Ada, Oklahoma

November 12, 2013

Johnnie Mae Watson

Ada —

     Services for Johnnie Mae Watson, 74, of Ada are at 1 p.m. Wednesday at St. James Church of God in Christ, Elder Charles Miller will officiate. Burial will follow at Rosedale Cemetery.

     Mrs. Watson died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at her home.

     She was born Nov. 1, 1939, in Ada to Jasper and Naomi Armstrong Moses. She graduated from Napier High School in Ada. She received a nursing degree and was a licensed practical nurse and an EMSA employee.

     She married Leroy Watson on Nov. 1, 1980, in Las Vegas. He preceded her in death on Feb. 28, 1992. Mrs. Watson was a member of the St. James Church of God in Christ in Ada.

     Survivors include her children, two daughters, Barbara McKinzie of Chicago and Cheryl Jackson of Moore; one son, Brad (Denise) Steward Watson of Oklahoma City; son-in-law, Leonard Jackson Sr.; three grandsons that she assisted in raising, William (Kendra) Franklin Jr., Leonard Jackson Jr. and Derek Meeley. She also has nine additional grandchildren, Christina Daniels, and LaShonda Daniels of Ada, Cheli Vincent of Fort Worth, Texas, Ashley Steward of Orlando, Fla., Jazmine Yahola of Norman, Orlando Lewis of Ada, and Christopher Jones, Jarvis Jones and Darius Jones of Oklahoma City; 13 great-grandchildren, Ashton Drake Jackson of Moore, DeShon, Deiontay, Teondre and Sha'Von Franklin of Ada, Serenti Daniels, London Daniels, Elissia Ashton Colbert of Ada, Bryshay Lewis, Heaven Lewis, Amarie Lewis and JaDance Woods of Ada and Michael Brown of Fort Worth, Texas; a special adopted daughter, Kathleen Meeley of Ada; and two special adopted sons, Steven (Bud) Seals and Shawn Wells of Ada. She had many nieces, cousins and friends.

     She was preceded in death by her parents.

     Bearers will be Edgar Frazier Sr., Edgar Frazier Jr., Reginald Frazier, Greg Colbert, T.C. Hill, Shawn Wells, Steven (Bud) Seals, David James Jr. and Reuban Bowman. Honorary bearers will be William Franklin Jr., Leonard Jackson Sr., Leonard Jackson Jr., Derek Meeley, Mikie King, Bobby Dunn Jr. and Randy Dunn. Obituaries may be viewed and online condolences sent to

     Criswell Funeral Home, Ada