Sunrise: May 28, 1966
Sunset: December 1, 2020
The late John Watson was born on May 28, 1966. On December 1, 2020, John has transitioned
to join his parents, the late Mr. John D. A. Mathieson Sr. and Mrs. Sylvia Evyonne Watson-Baptiste, his
late brother Mr. Allan Clarke as well as several of his deceased relatives. John left behind two children
Stacey and Jermaine Watson. Surviving are his siblings Glysis, Brian, Aubrey, Ray, Jacqueline, Barbara,
Deborah, Denise, Colin, Wayne and Dexter. John was a phenomenal uncle to his 65 nieces and nephews
and 30 great nieces and nephews. In addition, John leaves behind his cousins Joan, Marva, Patricia and
August of 1981, John migrated to the United States with several of his siblings to join his parents
in Brooklyn, NY. During the four decades that John resided in the United States, John graduated from
Andrew Jackson High School located in Queens, NY and LaGuardia Aviation School located in Elmhurt,
NY as an Aircraft Engineer. In John’s early years, he aspired to become a professional boxer. At one
point in John’s life, he was an entrepreneur in which he owned his own variety store in Newark, NJ.
However, John’s deepest love and calling was to follow in his late father’s footsteps and work as an
Engineer. John was an over achiever. His first job was as an auto mechanic. In later years he taught
students at Apex Technical School. John loved repairing machinery and planes.
In later years, John worked at Continental Airlines at Newark International Airport as a repair
technician. He drove the New Jersey Transit bus for several months before he was hired as an Air Craft
Engineer at John F. Kennedy International Airport for Delta Airlines. Approximately 12 years ago, John
transferred to Las Vegas International Airport to continue his career as an Aircraft Engineer for Delta
John loved his children dearly as well as his parents, siblings, and nieces and nephews. He was
a genuine brother, cousin, colleague, friend, uncle and son. He was so humble and generous. He was
called “The Prince of Broadway” by one of his nieces, Ulannie. Most importantly, John loved the Lord.
He had a strong Christian Faith. In the past, John was a member of Lexon Hill Baptiste Church, located
in Brooklyn, NY , Hill Side Baptiste Church in Jamaica, NY and Christian Cultural Center Church
located in Brooklyn, NY.
We all know that death is inevitable. However, John’s life is gone too soon. Perhaps, the Lord,
wanted John to join his army of angels to continue to do God’s work. What we must learn from John’s
passing is to always remain humble, peaceful, strong and aspire to persevere in all your life’s aspirations,
dreams and to develop a relationship with the highest power. Tomorrow, is not promised to no one! John
lived his life to the fullest. For many years, John often traveled around the world. John was privileged
to see the world from his perspective and to leave a phenomenal legacy of his life experiences behind
which will continue to inspire and teach us all.
John was a special and unique man. He was a private man! Lets all give John the utmost respect
by respecting his privacy and not to question his personal life story to the extreme. Most importantly,
John cared for humanity and took pride in everything that he has done on the face of this earth until his
soul departed and called home on December 1, 2020. Today, we say fly with the angels and continue to
do God’s wonderful work in his holy and precious name. Amen!
Rest in Peace,
You have a heart of Gold
We love you forever