Tellia Ann Watson died on January 24, 2023 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. She was sixty-nine years old.
Tellia is survived by her husband, Matt; sons Brad (and wife Heidi) and Kevin (and wife Melissa);
grandchildren Bethany, James, Eden, Henry, George, and Thomas; and siblings Susan Cherry
and Roger Hennington.

Born in Wichita, KS, in the Wesley Hospital, Tellia moved many times throughout her childhood.
Tellia graduated from Memorial High School (Tulsa, OK) in 1971. She graduated summa cum
laude from Monmouth College in 1977. Tellia Watson was a devoted wife and mother. She was
married to Matt for 51 years. She regularly said that being a mother was her most important
job, which was evident in the ways she prioritized her family throughout her sons’ childhoods.
She was also a constant and steadfast source of support and strength for Brad and Kevin and
their families.

Tellia was a committed disciple of Jesus Christ. She was a member of Asbury Church in Tulsa. An
avid reader in general, she spent time reading the Bible and other devotional material daily.
Tellia also enjoyed playing board games and card games, particularly with her grandchildren.
Named “Nani” by her grandkids, she was most comfortable in the role of gracious loser and
delighted in seeing them win. She beamed doing anything with her grandkids and smiled when
hearing about them even in her last days.

Tellia Watson is preceded in death by Willard Mack Hennington (father), Lanora Frances Miner
Hennington (mother), and David Hennington (brother). A celebration of Tellia’s life will be held
at 10am on February 3 at Asbury Church, 6767 S. Mingo Road, Tulsa, OK 74133.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests any charitable donations be given to Asbury Church: