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Charlene Watson

April 27, 1947 — February 9, 2023

Charlene Evelyn Watson was born on April 27, 1947, in Washington, D.C. to the late Gwendolyn A. Jefferson Stanmore and Charles Jefferson. While surrounded by family and loved ones, God called her to her eternal home on Thursday, February 9, 2023. 

Charlene was an amazing person with a beautiful spirit and loved her family with all her heart.  Although she did not give birth herself, she was a mother to many.  She was never shy to offer a word of support, encouragement, or reprimand to those she encountered.   She was a member of Asbury United Methodist Church in Washington, D.C. and later attended Worship Christian Center in Camden, Delaware.  Throughout her life, she maintained a love for the Lord and always knew to call on the Lord in her times of need.

She received her education in the District of Columbia Public School System and the Atlanta Public School System.  Charlene embraced the opportunity to travel and was fortunate to live in many places including California, Georgia, Texas, Maryland, and Delaware.  After finishing her education, she moved to California where she married and lived for several years.  She returned to Washington, D.C. where she worked for the US Department of Justice.  She then moved to Texas where she worked as a police dispatcher for the City of Lacy Lakeview Police Department and later the Beverly Hills, Texas Police Department.  She also worked as a counselor at Methodist Children’s Home in Waco, Texas.   In 2002, Charlene returned to the Washington, D.C. area to be closer to family and friends and began working in finance at Fort Myers Department of the Army Non-Commissioned Officers (NCO) Club. Later she worked as a dispatcher for Fort Meade MP Station.  In 2007, Charlene and some of her sisters relocated to Delaware where she remained until her passing. 

Charlene is preceded in death by her sister Annette Brown-Cortez, brother Daryl Garner, nephew Anthony (Tony) Gibbs, and niece Imani Wilson.  She leaves to cherish the precious memory of her life, 8 siblings: Betty Robinson, JoAnne Gibbs, Shirley Jones, Brenda Goodwin (Nathaniel), Abigail Jefferson (Steve), Carlene Jefferson-Wilson (Langston), Beverly Whitfield, and Dwayne Whitfield (Monica), 3 God Children: Stephon Hopkins, Angela Putnam, and Fiona Lehane, her best friend Donna Cheek and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family, and friends.

Arrangements are as follows:  A memorial service will be held on Saturday, February 25th, from 2 – 4pm at Beall Funeral Home (6512 NW Crain Hwy, Bowie, MD 20715.   The memorial will be live streamed via the Zoom link below:




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