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Mother of Congresswoman Diane Watson succumbs


Congresswoman Diane Watson recently announced the death of her mother, Dorothy Watson. The elder Watson died July 25 after a short illness.

The elder Watson was born January 4, 1910 in Chicago and was the third of eight children born to Belle and James O’Neal. She would later marry William Watson, who preceded her in death.

Earlier this year, Watson celebrated her 100th birthday in a grand party with family and friends.

She is survived by her three children: Congresswoman Watson; William Watson Jr.; and Patricia Bradfield. Additionally, she is survived by grandchildren, great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.