Mary JoAnn "Jody" Richardson Watson

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Mrs. Mary JoAnn Richardson "Jody" Watson, 87, of Fayetteville, passed away Monday, February 5, 2018.

A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 9th at 11 am in Jernigan-Warren Chapel. The burial will follow at LaFayette Memorial Park West on Raeford Road.

Jody was born January 21, 1931 in Blackwell, OK; she was the first of 5 daughters born to the late Forrest and Marie Richardson. She had a love of life, family, animals, music, the Arts, celebrations, holidays, sweets, gardening, cooking and baking. She was everyone's Mom and Grandma.

She was preceded in death by her son, Donald "Donnie" Watson; and sister, Linda Blood.

She is survived by her husband of 64 years, James Watson; 2 daughters, Susan Watson Woodard and husband Paul, and Debra Montigny and husband Rick; 2 sons, Steve Watson and Mike Watson; 6 grandchildren, Stevie Watson, Tara Herringdine, Marilee Woodard, David Montigny, Garrett Woodard and Jade Watson; two great-grandchildren, Colby Herringdine and Peyton Watson; and 3 sisters, Janie Hall, Martha Greenshields and Shirley Miller.

The family will receive friends on Friday prior to the service from 10 to 11 am at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to Fayetteville Animal Protection Society, In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Fayetteville Animal Protection Society (FAPS), 3927 Bragg Blvd. Fayetteville, NC 28303, or the Dancing Angels Foundation, PO Box 352, Autryville, NC 28318, www.dancingangelsfoundation.org.