Charlotte D. Watson

January 25, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old
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Charlotte Watson Obituary

Charlotte D. Watson 74 of the East Liberty neighborhood of Pittsburgh, went to sleep in the arms of The Lord Thursday January 25, 2024 in her home surrounded with deep love from her family. She was born on August 16,1949 in Pittsburgh to the late Bossie and Gwendolyn (Wright) Miller.

Charlotte affectionately known to friends and family as Roach was born in Pittsburgh, PA, August 16, 1949 on Whiteside Road. With her sisters and attended Mckelvy , Herron Hill and 5th Ave. school. Charlotte worked at Rabbs on the Hill District across from Ammon’s Pool early in life.  Charlotte was a true hustler and always kept something in her pockets and on her head. Later Charlotte married her husband Donald Watson and was blessed with three beautiful children Mia, Donald and Jamone who she loved unconditionally. Roach was a loving funny beautiful soul to know and be around, she could cook very well was very generous to her family and always had $0.50 to give to her sister Donna for school. Roach kept a good job or a hustle and loved making money.  Coming up Roach had plenty of Golden Girls which included Miss Ruby, Miss Monica, Miss Thelma, Miss Joann & the late great Mrs. Deborah Hoye from Mon View Heights (Whitaker).  While on this earth, Roach had several jobs one of her favorite places was Moe's Bar where she bartended and kept a steady crowd.  She enjoyed the nightlife and her black velvet. Once she got to stuttering you knew it was on she always had a saying (I got it like that). Roach enjoyed playing cards for money (Tonk), sold her icy cups and Pickles, & would charge you about $10 to clean a bucket of chitterlings. Charlotte would wake up daily and call her sisters while living on 25 row in Whitaker projects where she mowed her own lawn. Roach also spent a lot of time with her friends Yarborough & Donna Day & and loved her God daughter, Vanessa Hoye who kept her hair done and a couple dollars in her pocket, she enjoyed her dearly.  She would do her grand-daughter’s Jameelah & Keshia’s hair in  four plaits and put her pool out every summer morning in the summers. Tyreek was her favorite grandson. In Whitaker, Charlotte worked at the polls, free lunches, and always had Hobo running to  play her numbers. Everyone in the neighborhood knew & loved her. When Roach moved to Homestead she felt a little more high class on that 12th floor. The view was everything to her. Running the food bank and walking straight to the dollar store spending money daily was her thing. She also enjoyed hanging out with her sister June who lived on the 4th floor, she would go to June’s often especially if it rained. Roach enjoyed having company. She loved to show off her house, what she worked so hard for,  loved to cook for you and put you out. Roach greatly enjoyed her nephew Mont Dog, and all they talked about, all the laughs, and even making him chocolate cakes. Roach enjoyed Mr. Parker dancing with him giving him orders calling him names like El-broke-o. She enjoyed Candice also who she called Sandra sometimes, always asking where her mother was and if she had work, or was she coming or going. Roach had a name for everyone Doo Doo, Big head, Mister man, Fat turtle, she was the backbone of the family. Charlotte taught Jameelah & Keisha how to cook and clean early, had them doing chores before and after school and a warm meal prepared. Roach also enjoyed being a grandmother to all her grand boys but for that Allen, she had a different type of love. She would say he had big money. Roach enjoyed going to Dokies house every 4th of July, fussing and cussing with Whinny Hines, Kelly & Peanut, dancing and hollering at lil Mone shy self. Roach was always celebrated everywhere she went. She had the most memorable days coming up with her sisters during holidays at each others house doing their $25 grab bag.  As Roach grew older she moved in with her daughter Mia and ran that house too. She had no worries then or bills, just money and was dressed and ready to go. Charlotte always said "If you stay ready, you ain’t got to get ready." She believed in a mighty God and knew she was covered always, and took care of her friends and family. Charlotte loved her husband unconditionally. Roach gained a neighbor named Lesley whom she grew on so fast. She would cuss her out then knock on her door n say “What you doin’?”.  They also loved each other’s company. Miss Ruby would always pop up every birthday with a gift for her, and Roach loved that so much. Roach often called and visited Sandra more than the other sisters. They had a special sealed bond for years. Roach was everything to the people she knew and valued all her friendships. Loyal, honest, hilarious, down to earth, and would keep a secret and some money tucked away. She will greatly be missed. Charlotte D. Watson (Roach) 74 was called home to be with her daughter Mia S. Miller whom she loved dearly on January 25, 2024. She was preceded in death by her parents, Bossy and Gwendolyn Miller; Sisters, Jacquelin Thomas and Brenda Littlejohn. She is survived by her sisters Sandra Littlejohn, June Woodson, Donna Henderson, Beverly Brown; sons Jamone Watson and Donald Watson Jr.; seven Grandchildren and plenty Great Grandchildren. All immediate services private and arrangements entrusted to ASHLEY D. X. NYE CREMATION CARE & FUNERAL HOME INC. 408 Depot St. Youngwood, PA 15697.  To leave a condolence or share a memory of Charlotte please visit our tribute wall at

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