Frances Geraldine McKnight Watson was swept into the arms of Jesus at her home in Troutman, N.C., on March 26, 2024, in her 90th year.

She was born August 7,1934, in North Charlotte, N.C., and was the daughter of the late Robert Rock McKnight and Margaret Anna Pike McKnight. She was preceded in death by her husband Lloyd Watson; and grandsons, Jorge White and Joel White.

She had a devout faith in Jesus Christ and was a long-time member of Northside Baptist Church of Charlotte and, more recently, Troutman Baptist Church. She was extremely proud of her Scottish heritage and participated for years in the Loch Norman Highland Games representing Clan MacNaughton.

Those left to cherish her memory are sons, Jerry White (Mona) of Clover, S.C., Frank Brown (Elizabeth) of Temple Terrace, Fla., Darryl Brown (Jacqueline) of Stony Point, N.C., and Donnie Watson (Roxanne) of Charlotte, N.C.; daughter, Melinda Little of Statesville, N.C; and grandchildren, Weston, Cameron, Maria, Adaire and Gage.

A private family graveside service will be held at a later date.

Jerrie Watson worked at an insurance firm as a secretary while raising her children in the sixties and seventies. She was the secretary for the family business, Brown Roofing, for several years and then worked in accounts receivable for Sun Ox Corporation in Charlotte. She obtained an associate degree in accounting at Central Piedmont Community College. She worked for H & R Block for many years. She managed multiple businesses well into her sixties all while balancing her home and family priorities.

She was a staunch character with a pioneer spirit. If anyone could have crossed the plains in a covered wagon, it would have been her. She enjoyed gardening and many kinds of flowers, often working tirelessly in the summer heat into her 80s to make sure her flowers would be blooming. She took up breeding Shih Tzu dogs with her daughter Melinda and assisted the management of a clothing line for dogs called Sassies’ Pet Wear. The business was a success with her talent, diligence, and oversight of the books.

Special thanks to the dedication and love of Jennifer Poulin and all the staff at Carolina Caring. Kindest gratitude to Marc and Ursulla Klinger, Jett, Waylon, Brody, Karissa Norman, and Debbie and Ben Gibson.

Memorials may be made to Carolina Caring and Catawba Valley Scottish Society.

Bunch-Johnson Funeral Home is serving the family.