Glynis Renell Watson Cephus was born December 5, 1963, to the late Alberta and Alex Watson, Sr. She departed this life Monday, June 28, 2021, at Vidalia High School doing what she loved best, teaching. Glynis accepted Christ at an early age at the Flowery Mount Baptist Church under the leadership of the late P.M. Germany. She was a faithful choir member until called upon to be a mother of the church.
Glynis graduated from Joseph Moore Davidson High School in 1981. She later attended and graduated from Southern University in 1987 with a degree in Business Education. Upon graduation, she taught school for several years. She taught at Ruthwood Elementary and Davidson High School. Glynis later changed professions; she became a licensed Long Term Care Nursing Facility Administrator at Tensas Care and Rehabilitation Center and Camelot Leisure Living. In 2008, she returned to the classroom; she started back at Tensas Elementary and worked her way to Tensas High School. She finished her teaching career at Vidalia High School. She was a BCA teacher, Beta Club Sponsor, and leadership team member. Glynis was employed by Bruce Professional Counseling as a counselor. She loved people, and she was always willing to help. Glynis was the President of the Board at the Tensas Community Health Clinic for 15 years. She was a born leader.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Steve Cephus, Jr., her sister, Rosia Marie Jackson, and her brother, Alex Watson, Jr.
Glynis leaves to cherish: her precious children, Raven Birdon (Henry) Clark and Sydney Cephus; grandchildren, Hailey Birdon and Harley Clark; brothers, Eugene (Patricia), Herman (Kathy), and Curtis Watson; sisters, Lena M. Jones, Katie R. Watson, Sarah Gholston, and Martha Bass; godsons, Avery Phillips and Akeelan Kyles; godbrothers, Midget Brown and Robert Jenkins; godsister, Martha Griggs; one aunt, Maggie Mickey; two uncles, Otis Fields and Edward Watson; Mother-in-law, Louise Taylor; special cousins, Inez Watson and Antionette Shields; special friends, Mattie Johnson, Donna Phillips, Franchesker Ricard, Jackie Schauf and Sheila James; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
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