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Betty Watson
In Memory of

Betty C. Watson

1927 - 2018

Obituary of Betty Watson

Betty C. Watson, 90, a resident of Atlantic City, NJ most of her life. She passed away, Friday, April 13, 2018, after a lengthy illness in AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center. Born August 15, 1927, in Philadelphia, PA to Helen Gould and Major Thornton Collins. She married Charles Watson.

She was a graduate of West Philadelphia High School. She obtained a degree in education from Glassboro State College. She also obtained her Masters Degree's in Special Education and Library/Media Sciences from Glassboro and Temple Universities.

She worked as a nurse at Shore Memorial Hospital before becoming a teacher in the Atlantic City School system retiring in 1993. She loved her family, sewing, quilting and reading. She was a devoted member of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. She was very active in the church in positions such as ministering the sick and shut ins, bible summer camp, choir and Women's Guild. She was also a member of her beloved sorority, IOTA Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. She led various positions such as President and treasurer.

She is predeceased by: her parents, Helen Gould and Major Collins; husband, Charles Watson; daughter, Joyce Slaughter.

She is survived by: Charles and Rebecca Watson of Atlantic City, NJ, Celeste and Derrick Lattimore of Round Rock, TX; grandchildren, Nikki and Eldridge Ponder of Cleveland, OH, Colin Watson of Atlantic City, NJ, Colby Watson of Atlantic City, NJ and three great-grandchildren, Robert, Mignon and Clarke Moore of Cleveland, OH.

The family wishes to thank, Dr. John Kasper for being her caregiver over these many years, the staff of AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, AtlantiCare Hospice, IOTA Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa, most especially, Father Boyce and St. Augustine's parish for all of their kindness during this most difficult time.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be 11AM, Thursday, April 19, 2018, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, 1709 Arctic Avenue, Atlantic City, where friends may call from 9AM. Interment to follow in Greenwood Cemetery. Arrangements entrusted to Greenidge Funeral Homes, Inc., where condolences may be left at www.greenidgefuneralhomes.com.