OBITUARY: Lyse Watson

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Lyse Watson

Lyse was a deeply loved mother, wife, and friend. She will be missed beyond words and forever cherished for her warm and loving heart that fiercely loved Jesus.

She was born February 26, 1957, to Marcelle and Harvey DuPuis, in Sudbury Ontario Canada. She grew up in Southern California from the age of 2. While attending Osborne Neighborhood Church in Arleta, California she gave her heart to Jesus and devoted her life to falling in love with Him more and more every day. In 1977 she joined the Christian mission organization, Youth With a Mission (YWAM). While in YWAM, she traveled the world telling others about the life changing love of Jesus.

In YWAM, her life was changed forever when she met her husband, Phillip Watson. They were married in 1980 and continued to work within YWAM. In 1983 their first child Jasen was born, followed by Cory in 1985, Jesse in 1987, and Katherine (Matthew McKay) in 1990. Lyse homeschooled the children for several years out of her desire to instill a wholehearted love for Jesus within her children.

Her desire developed into a lifelong passion for ministering to, caring for, and educating children. In 1996 the family relocated to Phil’s hometown of Lebanon, TN. She worked as the 3-year-old teacher for the Lebanon First Presbyterian pre-kindergarten program for 24 years.

She was a true example of a woman of God as she spent every day reading her Bible, praying, and telling others about Jesus.

On Monday, January 3rd, 2022 Lyse heard Jesus say, “Enter in good and faithful servant.” She is now with Jesus which is the greatest hope for those who love Him.

Our hearts are broken but our spirit rejoices for her victory. “Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?”

** A Celebration of Lyse’s life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 at Christian Life Chapel, 105 Holloway Dr. in Lebanon, TN with Pastor Jim Kubic officiating. Visitation will be from 11 a.m. till service time on Saturday at the church.

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