Billie Carol Green Watson, age 75, died of natural causes on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Amarillo, TX.
Billie is survived by her sister Janice “Niece” Andrews of Waco, TX, her son, Michael Watson of Hale Center, TX, his wife, Janet Watson. Two daughters, Teresa Watson Carlisle of Amarillo, TX, her husband, Bill Carlisle. Shelly Watson Crawford of Kress, TX. She had nine grandchildren – Devin Edwards, Ariel Sutton, Vincent Fuller, Misty Fuller, Justin Carlisle, Joshua Carlisle, Carolyn Carlisle, Cheyenne McClendon, Brady McClendon. She had seven great grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her parents Robert and Ruth Green of Plainview, TX, her sister, Lucille Harrington, of Irving, TX, her daughter, Roxanne Watson Graham of Fort Smith, AR.
Billie was born on June 15, 1943 in Plainview, TX, to the parents of Robert and Ruth Green. She earned her GED and then soon married David Watson on July 12, 1961.
Billie was a loving mother, housewife, farmer’s wife and close friend to many. She was a devoted Christian who drug her kids to church and instilled good Christian values in each of them. She always had three meals on the table and still managed to help David on the farm and make sure that all the kids made it to their school activities. She was active in the High School Band Booster Club and a Substitute Teacher. She loved attending football games to see her son play football and watch her daughters march or twirl with the band during half-time. When she wasn’t watching her kids perform, she worked tirelessly in the concession stand making cotton candy. She also attended many band concerts and basketball games and track meets. She served as a sponsor on many band trips. Her favorite hobbies were bowling and cooking.
She opened The Sweet Shop in Tulia, TX in 1998. She loved serving fresh donuts, huge brownies, apple fritters, cakes and lots of smiles and hugs. She was then diagnosed with a brain tumor in which she overcame; however, later closed the donut shop.
Services will be at 2:00 pm, Saturday, December 8, 2018, at Crossroads Country Church in Amarillo, TX. Bob Miller will officiate. Burial will be in Memory Gardens Cemetery. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, 2800 Paramount Blvd.
The family would like to thank friends for their calls, messages, thoughts and prayers. To all her friends whom she considered family she held a special place for each and every one in her heart.
The family will receive friends from 6-7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 6, 2018, at the funeral home.
Donations in lieu of flowers can be made to St. Jude’s or The Alzheimer’s Association.