Bonnie Rae Watson, 65, passed away at her home on Friday September 12, 2014. Born May 7, 1949, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, she was the daughter of the late Lt. Col. James B. McConnico Sr and Lillian Rae McConnico. Bonnie traveled the world with her parents while they were in the army, living in such places as Japan, Germany, & throughout the US. She also attended Stephen F. Austin University in Nacogdoches, Texas. She married J.C. Watson on March 18, 1972 in Hannibal, Missouri. To this marriage two sons, James Donald and Brent James were born. She put all her energies into their lives in their early years, was the glue that held the family together, and will always be a devoted cheerleader for us. One of her favorite pastimes was reading, & she dearly enjoyed her many friends in the Raleigh area. She will be sadly missed by all.
She is survived by her husband J.C. Watson and her two sons J.D. Watson and Brent Watson of Raleigh, her brother James McConnico Jr. and wife, Susie, of Concord, CA, niece Sarah McConnico of San Francisco, CA, Nephew Chris McConnico and wife, Jessica, of Brentwood, CA, and nephew Will McConnico of Berkley, CA. She was also the great aunt of Gavin McConnico of Brentwood, CA. She was preceded in death by her parents.
A memorial service will be held 2 o’clock Wednesday afternoon September 17, 2014 in the Chapel of Bright Funeral Home. Honoring her wishes, she will be laid to rest in Bethany, Missouri.
Memorial donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to Transitions Hospice of Wake County, 250 Hospice Circle, Raleigh, NC 27607.
Friends may visit with the family from 1 hour prior to the service at Bright Funeral Home & Cremation Center 405 South Main St. Wake Forest, NC 27587. (919-556-5811)