Jonel Watson, age 54 of Hemet, passed away on December 24, 2013 in Murrieta, California at Loma Linda University Medical Center of Murrieta. She was born on April 19, 1959 in Long Beach, California to Bill and Nell White. She graduated from Western High School, in Anaheim, California, in 1977 and then attended Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, California. Much of her life was devoted to her church. She played the piano, sang in the choir and enjoyed ministering whenever she could, but she most enjoyed being with her family She spent many years as a property manager before being diagnosed with a heart condition and Cushing's disease. She was kind, caring and fun-loving. She loved to sing, play piano, cook, sew and spend time with her grandkids. She is survived by her husband of 36 years, Larry Watson, her sisters, Gayla Greer and Angie Hanson, her daughter, Amy Russo, her son, Joshua Watson and her three grandchildren, Connor Russo, Ava Russo and Emelia Russo. She will be laid to rest at Wildomar Cemetery in Wildomar, California on January 3, 2013 at 10:30 a.m.

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  1. Dear Amy, Larry, Josh and Family, Jonel will be missed by many. She will be remembered as a wonderful Mother, Wife, Grandmother and Friend. We will cherish the family gatherings that we had the privilege of spending with her. May her warm smile and welcoming spirit be remembered always. We wish you all peace, love and comfort at this time.

  2. Jonel was my dear friend for over 30 years. I will miss the wonderful talks we had over the years. I will miss her laugh and beautiful smile.

  3. Jonel was my ‘other’ mother as Amy was my best friend in high school. I have so many great memories with her and her family. I love you all and Jonel will forever be in our hearts.

  4. Larry & Jonel were the best property managers. Jonel always had a sweet smile, and the most encouraging person I have ever known. She was truly a light for Jesus!

  5. Larry and Jonel were close friends of ours when we lived in Anaheim, Ca. Since moving north we lost touch with you both. Recently I reconnected with Jonel on Facebook. I’m so happy I was able to be in contact with her and keep up with her family. I will miss her but I do know I will reunite with her in heaven one day and sing with her once again.

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