Betty J. Watson

Mrs. Betty Jean Watson, 86, passed away July 29, 2017 in Marietta, GA.

Betty was born in Mullens, WV to Mabel and Gilbert Robinette on August 12, 1930. Betty graduated from Mullens High School and completed nursing school at Mountain State Memorial Hospital in Charleston, WV.

After meeting at a YMCA dance in 1952, Betty was married to Jason C. Watson for 64 years. She was an incredible and loving mother and grandmother and a devoted, caring nurse. She was lovingly known as “Bert” to her family.

Betty was the Operating Room Supervisor and Assistant Director of Nursing at Charleston Area Medical Center for 30 years.

Betty retired to Hilton Head Island, SC in 1987 where she resided for 30 years. Betty loved children and volunteered as the Children’s Director for the Community Bible Study for several years at First Baptist Church of Hilton Head. She was a member of a local prayer group. Betty enjoyed reading, cooking, spending time with her grandchildren and studying the Bible.

Betty is survived by her spouse, Jason C. Watson, her brother Jack Robinette, her children Pamela Jean Leitner, Linda Ann Huff, and Thomas J Watson, her son in laws William Leitner and Bill Huff, her grandchildren, Ashley Leitner Belt (Brett Belt), Bruce Leitner, Peyton Leitner, McKenna Leitner, Austin Watson, Madison Huff, Ansley Huff, Lindsey Huff, Stephanie Rae (Cash Rae) and her great grandchildren Betty Grace Belt and Landyn Rae.

Funeral services will be held at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton GA on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Scott Huskins Funeral & Cremation Services is in charge of the arrangements. 678.771.5566


1. Pam and William Leitner wrote:
You are a loving wife and mother who will be missed everyday. You guided us in our life and faith. We are comforted knowing you are in heaven and have a new body. We will carry you in our hearts for the rest of our lives.
Love your daughter Pam

Sat, July 29, 2017 @ 8:51 PM

2. Cindi & Dave Fedor wrote:
I'm so thankful for all her dedication to Community Bible Study. She shared God's love with so many children and adults while following her faith. Her love for family & friends will leave a legacy for all to follow. Your beautiful smile and sweet spirit will truely be missed.
Love Cindi & Dave& Hannah

Sat, July 29, 2017 @ 9:40 PM

3. William Leitner wrote:
Betty is my mother-in-love whom i miss very much because she gave birth to my soul mate, loving wife, and nurturing mother of our four children, Pam, who unconditionally loves the Lord, me and our family, friends and school special needs students because Pam was reared to love God and others and be a christian by her mom and dad. I am grateful that God brought us together and to have been blessed by knowing Betty and her love for the Lord and faith in God's promises, mercy, and grace.

Sat, July 29, 2017 @ 10:37 PM

4. Alice Ann Hyman wrote:
Jay & family,
Bobby and I are so very sorry to hear of your loss. As we all know there are definitely things worse than death. Betty is at home now in a wonderful place with a new body and no pain. She was always so concerned about everyone else, a wonderful wife and mother. We've shared many wonderful hours with your family. We'll cherish those times until we all meet again. Bobby's and my thoughts and prayers will be with you.
Alice Ann Hyman, Carthage, NC

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 4:00 PM

5. Jean Meaney Wheatly wrote:
What a beautiful Christian light Betty was! She was such a faithful servant of God--a very special lady. The CBS Children had the privilege of her being their Children's Director for 10 years. She truly was "Jesus with skin on" to those kids and to her friends and family. We will miss her but rest in the joy we will see her again.

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 7:01 PM

6. Cashton, Stephanie & Landyn Rae wrote:
I am grateful to have had your presence in our lives and been able to share your love. The last several months of having you in Atlanta have been a blessing and a true joy to be able to visit so frequently. The smile and warmth you had every single time you were with Landyn was so powerful to witness; the love you have for children and family is so genuine and undeniable. I am honored and humbled to have been able to witness such beautiful moments. You are a true example of love.

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 8:07 PM

7. Cathy Gaffney wrote:
Jason, your care and love shown to Betty during these last months has left a deep impression on me. What a witness you are sharing your Christian faith with me and so many others. Betty is a role model and I learned much from her life. Blessing to you and the entire family.

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 8:50 PM

8. Leah Ann and Bobby Honeycutt wrote:
We will always remember our visits to HHI and how you treated us like family! Your wonderful children are a true testament to the loving home you provided and your strong faith in Jesus! We are sending our love to your family because the deeper you love someone, the harder it is to lose them. Because of the faith you taught them, they will find comfort in knowing you are in Heaven with our Lord!

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 9:51 PM

9. Ashley, Brett and Gracie Belt wrote:
Thank you for your unconditional love as my grandmother and Gracie's great grandmother. You're such a courageous, strong, loving Christian woman and I know that we will see each other again in Heaven. I wish we could have had more time together, but I know you'll be Gracie's guardian angel forever. We love you and miss you very much.

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 10:14 PM

10. Joel and Nancy Greene wrote:
As friends of Linda and Bill Huff, my wife, Nancy, and I have had the pleasure and honor of knowing Betty and Jay Watson for nearly twenty years. During this time, we've known Betty to be a devout Christian who helped to instill those same beliefs and principles in all who loved and cherished her. While her passing will leave a deep void in the lives of those she touched, I'm confident that she has now gone to a better place where she will subsequently be reunited in eternity with her loved ones. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Jay and his family in the hope that their sorrow and tears will eventually dissipate as the memories of the good times that have been shared with Betty over the years allow a smile to overpower the tears.

Sun, July 30, 2017 @ 11:14 PM

11. Kerrie and Billy Davis wrote:
What a sweet and kind Christian soul. We see how Linda, her daughter has received those same qualities. Betty will be missed very much by her family and friends. 5kb23

Mon, July 31, 2017 @ 5:47 PM

12. Cindy Nichols wrote:
I cherish the sweet memories I have of Bert. Always such a joy to see her with family. When my girls were small I believe they thought she was their grandma too. Thank you to the Huff family for sharing her! Love to you all.

Mon, July 31, 2017 @ 6:33 PM

13. Bill Huff wrote:
Betty, I already miss you a lot. As your son-in-law, I have been touched by your love for your family. I am so thankful to have had you as my mother-in-law. I remember all the times I asked for your advice and guidance and received such clear direction. You have been the anchor in our family, strong, loving and selfless.

Tue, August 1, 2017 @ 7:29 AM

14. Andra Ostergard wrote:
Dearest, wonderful, feisty, Miss Betty!! I knew her through Community Bible Study as our Children's Director...she was awesome! She loved God, her family and the women and children of Community Bible Study. Always trusting God through many trials. It was an honor to know her, serve with her and be loved by her. How awesome heaven will be with her there. Tons of prayers and love to you Jason and to her dear family.

Tue, August 1, 2017 @ 8:59 AM