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Betty Jane "JJ" (Cowser) Watson

February 1, 1933 ~ January 22, 2020 (age 86)


Betty Jane Watson, 86, of Jackson, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020, at Fountainbleau Lodge in Cape Girardeau.

She was born February 1, 1933, in East Prairie to Charles and Florence Smith Cowser. She attended school in East Prairie.

She was an attentive mother, grandmother, and most recently a great-great-grandmother to a loving family that affectionately called her JJ.

JJ had a beautiful voice, loved to sing, and often used her love of muic to praise the Lord.  She always said she tried to live with a song and a prayer in her heart.  She devoted her life to her family and her church family at Mount Auburn Christian Church in Cape Girardeau. 

She is survived by two daughters Sharon (Dennis) Ulrich of Waverly, Tennessee and Judy Grier of Jackson; six grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren, and a great-great-granddaughter. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and several siblings.

Visitation is from 10:30 a.m. to service time, Friday, January 24, 2020, at Mount Auburn Christian Church, 930 N. Mount Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau, MO 63701.

The Rev. Casey Elmore will officiate the funeral ceremony at noon, Friday, January 24, 2020, at the church.  Burial will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

Memorials may take the form of contributions to Mount Auburn Christian Church.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

Online condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.mccombsfuneralhome.com.

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January 24, 2020

10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Mount Auburn Christian Church
930 N. Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Funeral Service
January 24, 2020

12:00 PM
Mount Auburn Christian Church
930 N. Auburn Road
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Interment following funeral service

Russell Heights Cemetery
435 South Farmington
Jackson, MO 63755

Please note
Rev. Casey Elmore officiating.


Mount Auburn Christian Church
930 N. Auburn Road, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Web: http://mtauburncc.org

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