Jeanne Watters Young
Jeanne Watters Young
  • April 10, 1927 - June 24, 2017
  • Pass Christian, Mississippi

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Jeanne Watters Young, age 90, left this life on June 24, 2017 at her home in Pass Christian, Mississippi, with her family and her faithful dog, Jasmine, by her side. Preceded in death by her parents, John Sproston Watters and Josephine Fleming Watters, her six brothers and sisters, and her loving husband of 63 years, William Waller Young, Jr. Mother of Linda Williams (Bragg), Sylvia Young, Sally Christovich (Rick), William Young, III (Ann), Stephen Young, Nena Mullen (Tommy), Allan Young (Alane), John Young, Anne Eckert (Billy) and Cathy Viola (Michael). Grandmother of Andrew Williams (Brandi), Jeanne Baxter (John), Patricia Gilstrap (Mark) and Chris Williams; Jamie Christovich (Leigh Ann), Louise Johnson (Gary) and Patrick Christovich (Patricia); Margaret Douglass (Kevin) and William Young, IV (Anglé); Caroline and Stephen Young; Joshua (Jeannette) and Philip Mullen (Holly), Jeanne Powers (Jonathan) and Jackie Caldcleugh (Joshua); Chase (Courtney) and Madeleine Young; Emily Anne Pertuit; Harry (Sabrina) and Nick Eckert; and John Viola (Ashley) and Kristin Guilott (Chris). Great-Grandmother of Henry and Gibson Williams; William and Rebecca Baxter; Audrey and Eli Gilstrap; Eliza and Cecile Christovich; Marie and Sean Murphy; David and Jack Christovich; Caden and Savannah Young; Lilliana and Tobias Mullen; Piper and Finn Mullen; Elle and Jonathan Powers; Eveline Eckert; and Braxton and Kinsley Viola; and Baby Douglass due July 11th and William Young, V due October 3rd. “Amom” loved them all and will be missed by them all.

Jeanne was born in Fort Wayne, Indiana but moved to New Orleans and married her beloved Waller on April 26, 1948, and thereafter began their loving journey that has now moved to eternal life. She was a volunteer for many years at Ochsner Hospital, and an avid supporter of the Tulane Catholic Center and Dominican Priory. She gladly offered her home to both organizations for retreats and spiritual gatherings.

Jeanne enjoyed traveling and delighted in meeting Pope John Paul II twice at the Vatican in Rome, Italy. She particularly enjoyed spending summers on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Numerous encounters with hurricanes did not dampen her spirits or her love of “The Pass”. She and her family loved going “Across the Lake” for the summer and on every possible weekend throughout the year. She enjoyed Carnival balls on the arm of Waller, watching her daughters and grand-daughters reign as Queens and Maids in numerous Balls, and she herself reigned as Queen of Athenians and Mystic.

The family would like to especially thank Sharon Kreeger and Jeanne Alexander for their dedicated and loving care of Amom, as well as the Notre Dame Hospice team, in particular Stephanie Parker and Gail Sanich for their dedicated care, and Deacon Mike for his attention to her spiritual needs.

In lieu of flowers, contributions to the Southern Dominican Province of St. Martin de Porres and the Tulane Catholic Center in her name will be greatly appreciated.

Services to be held on, Saturday, July 1, 2017. Visitation at 12 pm, funeral mass to follow at 1 pm at Lake Lawn Metairie Funeral Home. Burial following in Lake Park Cemetery.