Betty Janie (Jean) was born in Tuscaloosa, Alabama on April 11, 1946 to the late John D. and Essie B. Brant. In 1948, the family moved to Portland, Oregon where it became home. They became the proud parents of Betty J. Brant, the second born in a family of eight children.
She was educated at Jefferson High School and furthered her education and achieved completion of her Adult Foster Care Provider Certification on April 2, 1992.
She was a woman of faith who loved the Lord and was very active in church ministry serving on the Prayer team, Fellowship team and other ministries.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Essie B. Brant and John D. Brant, stepmother Johnnie Mae Brant; children, Edmond E. McIntosh Jr.; husbands: Edmond E. McIntosh Sr., and Jimmy Watson; sisters, Barbara Jean Brown, Martha Ree Henry; brother, Larry C. Brant; special niece, Keyawna Williams.
Left to honor Betty, cherish her memory and remember her life are her children; Renee Elizabeth Brant, TyR’An (Taryanne) Beatrice Rahmaan, Twila Angel Davis (Roderick, Shekinah and Isaac); John D. Brant Jr., Anthony D. Brant, sisters; Mary Alice Turner, Debra R. Howard, sister-in-law: Carmen Brant, godchildren, Charles Wakefield, LouVena and Leola Warner; special friends, Margaret and Gene Teasley, Barbara (BJ) J. Malary, Patsy West, Reuben Chappell and Joanne Warren, ten grandchildren; Alisha Eze, Shamah Brant, Eddie McIntosh, LaShod McIntosh, Patrick D’Aundre McIntosh, Shekinah Davis, Isaac Davis Tyson Tidwell, Starla Sequeena and nine great-grandchildren. She will be greatly missed by host of nieces and nephews, family and friends. A big thank you to her home care provider Ms. Josie Holmes!!
***Public Viewing Procedures*** * Masks Are Required. * Up To 5 Persons In The Building At One Time With Social Distancing Enforced In The Building . * Up To 2 People In The Viewing Room At One Time. Names and Phone Numbers Are Required For Potential Covid-19 Tracing Notification.
To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Betty Jean Watson, please visit our floral store.