Barbara Ann Watson was born to the parentage of Ernest and Bessie Mae Watson Sr. She was the fourth of five siblings born from this union on April 24, 1957.
She was a graduate of the Daingerfield High School in the Class of 1975. She attended several workshops and culinary conferences to enhance her culinary skills. She was an expert in baking and other fine dishes.
Barbara, popularly known as “Bobbie or Bobbie Lou,” started her employment at Pilgrim’s Pride in Mt. Pleasant, TX. After many years there, she decided to pursue her culinary career. She worked at The Northeast East Texas Community College, Paul Pewitt ISD (14 years), and Daingerfield ISD (16 years) all in the culinary division. She was also a bus monitor for Daingerfield ISD until her health declined.
Bobbie gave her life to Christ at an early age at the New Hope Baptist Church. She was a faithful member of the usher board, choir, and culinary committee. She later transferred her membership to Shady Grove Baptist Church, which then lead to the Hughes Springs Community Church where she
continued to work on the culinary committee and other auxiliary functions until her health diminished.
Barbara was preceded in death by her parents Earnest Sr. and Bessie Mae Watson, sisters Ethel Mae Watson and Gloria Watson-McNary, and brother Earnest Watson Jr.
She leaves to mourn in her passing a daughter; Se’Keitha Watson-Brown (Deitrick) of Tyler, Texas, a special niece/ daughter, Andrea Snow (Michael) of Tyler, TX, a sister Heather Newsome (Derrick) of Cason, TX, three brothers William “PeeWee” Watson of Lancaster, California; Rev. Paul Watson (Stella) Manville, Texas; Tony Ray Favors of Daingerfield, TX, grandchildren who were the apple of her eye, De’Keithan and De’Kotah Brown, Jaylon Watson, Ja’Kayla and J’Kyran Snow; two special nieces, Porsha Watson and Kashonna Watson- Clanton (Telvin) both of Dallas, TX ; a special “God-daughter” Brittany Traylor (Jamil) of Mt. Vernon, TX; “special” grandchildren, Briahna and Braxten Traylor and a host of nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
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