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Theresa Watson

Theresa Watson, age 61, died on Friday, July 15, 2022, at Mena Regional Health System in Mena, Arkansas. Theresa was born on Tuesday, June 20, 1961, to George Trivette Sr. and Kenlinn Trivette in Coldwater, Michigan.

Theresa had the kindest heart and was known for going above and beyond to help anyone in need. To know Theresa was to love her. Her children and grandchildren brought her great enjoyment, and she was so proud to call them hers. Theresa loved to cook for them and made sure they never left her home on an empty stomach. She loved her little chihuahua Benita and traveling back and forth to Michigan to visit family and friends whenever possible. Theresa worked for the Mena Regional Health System as a hospital cook for several years and made many friends while there. She loved listening to old country and anything by Prince. Theresa was saved at the Big Fork Baptist Church on November 6, 1994. She found peace in knowing her eternal home would be with Jesus. Theresa was a loving mother, sister, grandmother, aunt and friend and will be missed by all who knew her.

She is preceded in death by her mother, Kenlinn Trivette; her daughter, Nancy Watson; and one brother, Jerry Trivette.

Theresa is survived by her father, George Trivette Sr.; her husband Jake Watson of Mena, Arkansas; one son, Bobby Gene Willis of Dardanelle, Arkansas; one brother, George Trivette Jr. of Mena, Arkansas; one sister, Terrie Atkins of Mena, Arkansas; four grandchildren, Haliey Needham, Nathaniel Needham, Abbie Martin and Zackary Willis all of Mena, Arkansas; several nieces and nephews and a host of other relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 30, 2022, at 2:00 PM at the Bowser Family Funeral Home Chapel in Mena, Arkansas. Cremation arrangements are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home.

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