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Jerold Albert Watson

November 21, 1922 ~ May 23, 2020 (age 97)


There is no greater witness for the Kingdom of God…than a life well-lived…the life that is well-lived, the life that is an incredible asset to the Kingdom of God, makes an eternal difference.

And so it was on November 21, 1922, God sent an ordinary baby boy by way of James and Angie Jackson Watson to make an extraordinary difference to every life he touched. They named him Jerold Albert Watson. 

Jerry, as he was affectionately called, reached his final destination on Saturday, May 23, 2020 at Intercommunity Hospital in Covina, California.  He was born in Leesville, South Carolina, and moved to New York in 1927.  He was a 1940 graduate of John Adams High School, Ozone Park, New York.  He served his country during World War II.

Some of his work history includes New York Police Officer, New York Court Correctional Officer, and retired in 1991 as an investigator at Legal Aid Society.  After retiring, Jerry relocated to South Carolina, home of his family roots, and fell in love with country living.  Here he was able to explore his passion for his love of horses.  As his health began to decline, Jerry relocated to California in 2018 to be near his grandson where he continued to sprinkle that extraordinary joy to the lives he touched.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Angie Jackson Watson; his daughter, Angela Watson; his brother, Horace Watson; stepmother, Mary Watson; two aunts that were like a mother to him, Adele Watson and Elizabeth Rice.

Those left to cherish his memories include his devoted grandson, Torin Miller and a host of cousins and close friends.

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Graveside Service
June 7, 2020

11:30 AM
Monetta Baptist Church
1020 Tims Road
Monetta, SC 29105

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