Opal Watson

Opal Watson

1924 - 2022

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Obituary of Opal Watson

March 12, 1924 – June 8, 2022

Opal Watson.  Age 98 of Brownstown.

Beloved wife of the late Pete Watson.  Loving mother of Erma (Butch) Hotop, Peggy (the late Charles) Stull, Brenda (Ronald) Perry, Mike (Cathy) Watson, and Peter (Tammy) Watson.  Loving grandmother of 12 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great-grandchildren.  Preceded in death by sons Charles Pete Watson, Jack Watson and Eugene Watson. Dearest mother-in-law of Cheryl Watson and Beverly Watson.

The services will be live streamed. The family encourages anyone who wishes to participate to please do so. Please click the following link to be directed to the live stream services: https://youtu.be/TMkVP8yaAO4.


Family Tribute

Thoughts about grandma …
Grandma was a GOOD NEIGHBOR . If ever you’ve done a drive by on Ada Street you have no doubt found her and her neighbor(s) leaning their arms on the chain link fence that separated property lines. It didn’t matter which fence, she was a good neighbor to each one. She and her friends would have long, happy conversations and she exampled to us the power of living in community.

Grandma was an ENCOURAGER. She made you feel like you were the best thing that walked into her day. She always beat you to that back door. She would swing it open with a smile and a good word. She used those southern sounding words to affirm the slightest of our endeavors. Her hugs were genuine and you could feel them down into your soul.

Grandma was a GIVER. She made sure you left her house full and with a taste of sweet left in your mouth. If she had nothing sweet from the store then you were going to get a sugar and butter sandwich on sliced white bread. And weren’t we all hoping there wasn’t anything from the store? And Grandma’s quilts have kept all of us warm from our earliest days on. As soon as she knew a baby was on the way she set her machine up and went to work.

Grandma was an INFLUENCER. She passed her skills down to the next generation. Quilting, sewing all manner of everything, hemming garments, gravy making, eggs over easy, and let’s not forget the peanut butter balls! She taught us how to love and how to listen to others while standing over an iron skillet in her kitchen.

Grandma was a JOY SPREADER. She had an amazing sense of humor and was quick witted right up until her last days on earth. Her laugh was contagious and her smile could unravel the cords of our most difficult days.

Grandma was a SINCERE FOLLOWER OF CHRIST. She loved the Word of God. She read her Bible until her eyes failed her. She loved to talk about her Lord and Savior and she never stopped trying to learn about Him.

We could say that grandma lived a significant life, and she did. But more importantly she lived a life of impact. We are eternally indebted for her many meaningful investments.




3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sunday, June 12, 2022
Molnar Funeral Home - Brownstown Chapel
23700 West Road
Brownstown, Michigan, United States


2:00 pm
Monday, June 13, 2022
Molnar Funeral Home - Brownstown Chapel
23700 West Road
Brownstown, Michigan, United States


Riverside Cemetery
South Huron River Dr
South Rockwood, Michigan, United States

Officiant - Pastor Rick Sparks