Amber Watson

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Amber Watson, 17, of Belleville, IL, a daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece, cousin, and a friend to many, died Tuesday, October 12, 2021.

Headstrong and fiery, with a wicked sense of humor, Amber was fiercely passionate and wanted to succeed in everything she did. She was an exceptional singer, a skilled writer, a talented self-taught piano player, a lovely artist, and a strong advocate for and lover of animals. More than anything though, she was loved by those around her because she tried her hardest to make sure others felt loved as well. She was and will forever be a kind and loving soul.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, John Fischer, her paternal grandfather, Gerold E. Watson, and her paternal grandmother, Sheila Watson.

Surviving are her mother, Cindy Watson;
her father, Eric Watson;
her brother, Gerold Watson;
her maternal grandmother, Carolyn Fischer;
her paternal grandmother, Narelle Watson;
as well as many aunts and uncles;
and a plethora of cousins.

In lieu of flowers, please consider making a charitable contribution to either the Belleville Area Humane Society  or to Chestnut Health Systems Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, October 15, 2020, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL. Standard CDC guidelines, including masks and social distancing will be observed.


18 Comments on Amber Watson

Leah Cooper said : Guest Report Mar 22, 2024 at 10:35 PM

I am so very sorry for your loss. i came to belleville for a short period of time in 6th grade, i was new at jefferson but amber became my friend instantly, she was so caring with the best humor that would make me laugh out loud. She made me feel accepted instantly. i remember getting invited over to her house and we just sat and talked laughed at stupid stuff on her phone since i had a tablet at the time, which she would make jokes about lol but never made me feel judged. She was genuinely the best friend i have ever had. u will forever be missed 🫶🏻a pure pure soul

  • Saint Louis
  • Missouri
Peter J Brennnan - Fleming said : Guest Report Mar 26, 2023 at 4:58 PM

I met Amber in my English 3-4 class and at the time, I was somewhat of a loner. I bounced from group to group and struggled to find who I was. Amber helped with that journey when she took me under her wing. She was one of the kindest, most genuine people I know. She helped me to understand empathy and use it well. I will forever be grateful to have known her and her family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Kaye Selders Medina said : Guest Report Oct 19, 2021 at 9:13 PM

Cindy I don't think we have seen each other since high school, but I couldn't help but reach out to you. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Jerseyville
  • Il
Sydney McAuliffe said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2021 at 9:46 AM

I worked with Amber for a long time and she was a great friend of mine. She will forever be remembered for her laughter and smile and I will forever grieve her.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Allison said : Guest Report Oct 17, 2021 at 1:54 AM

I did not know amber very well, but I did have the pleasure of working with her. She was very kind and would always go out of her way to help however possible. She was a very sweet girl and will be missed. My condolences to her family and friends

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Kaleb said : Guest Report Oct 16, 2021 at 1:20 AM

Although, I only worked with Amber for a short period of time. She was a hard worker at the job she was employed at and she asked and made sure others were okay… I wish I got the chance to know her more and become not only coworkers but friends with her. May she rest peacefully in heaven. ❤️

  • ofallon
  • IL
54th Street Grill & Bar said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 5:18 PM

We loved having Amber for the short time she was with us. We cannot express how tragic this loss is, and how much she will be missed. Our deepest sympathies go out to her family during this difficult time.

  • Shiloh
  • IL
Cassie Haas said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 4:28 PM

Cindy and Eric, I am so very sorry to hear of Ambers passing. Such a beautiful girl who left us all too soon.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Bobby and Christine Heck said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 1:38 PM

We are so very saddened from this tragic news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family and we will be making a contribution to the Belleville Area Humane Society in her name.

  • Overland
  • Missouri
Spencer Reed said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 1:02 PM

I remember the first time I met Amber, she came to try out for the WJH soccer team one afternoon, and was definitely nervous. She was shy at first, but I managed to get her to tell me she didn't really want to try out or play. I told her "well, just come out and run around with us, do your best, and, if after trying out, you really don't want to play, I can cut you from the team so you don't get any grief from anyone. She agreed, and proceeded to really get after it. After the session, she was all smiles and I asked her if she wanted me to cut her, to which she said "no", and she went on to be a regular starter, and one of our best contributors to our team's success. After Junior high, if I ever saw her out and about, she always said "hi" to me, and spent a few minutes catching up, and letting me know what she'd been up to. She was a lovely kid with a beautiful energy about her, it's no surprise that so many loved her. I tell the kids I've worked with that "we're family forever, no matter what", and even though I'm "just your coach", I've always made it clear to my players that they're all like my own kids. This is driven home more during times of celebration, and, unfortunately during times of loss. Although I hadn't seen her in a while, she was still one of my kids. Her loss has been profound, and I will carry this grief forever. I'm unable to attend her memorial service, so would like to extend my deepest, genuine sympathies to her family and friends. I cannot imagine the pain you must all be feeling at this moment. I will think about Amber always. -Coach Spencer

  • IL
Kenneth Patterson said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 12:45 PM

All my love for all our family members. I wish I could be there with you all. Tons of hugs and condolences to Cindy and Eric. I pray that God will keep you all strong through this difficult time.

  • Laguna Beach
  • CA
Julie Schloesser said : Guest Report Oct 15, 2021 at 12:41 PM

Amber was in my honors English 3-4 class her sophomore year. That group formed an unusually strong bond, and the kids have all stayed in touch with each other and me in the intervening years. Passionate and fiery, she was indeed, as well as curious, loyal, driven, empathetic, and brave. I cannot believe she is gone. My heart is with your family. Xo

  • Belleville
  • Il
Mal, Molly, Jacquelyn, Olivia, & Kate said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2021 at 8:46 PM

Sending our love and prayers through a donation made to Chestnut Health Systems in Amber’s memory. With love, Fab Five♥️

  • Millstadt
  • IL
Emily Sydow said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2021 at 6:24 PM

I am so saddened by the news of her passing. She was such a beautiful person inside and out. As her art teacher, she amazed with her artistic talent and creativity. She was loved by all of her teachers with her kind and loving spirit. Thinking and sending love to all who were fortunate to know and love her.

  • IL
Sandra Gray said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2021 at 6:17 PM

We loved Amber so much and we will always cherish all the times we had we her. She was a beautiful soul. A very talented vocalist and had a magnetic personality. We are all devastated by her loss. Love, the Gray family, Trevor, Sandra, kids: Trevor, Breezy, Brian and Elianna

  • Swansea
  • IL
CHRISTINA RADFORD said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2021 at 5:25 PM

Amber, was delight when she would visit, always smiling and polite. She always took a few minutes to love and visit our dogs. Shell be dearly missed. Prayers for her family.

  • IL
Gustavo Cotto said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2021 at 4:16 PM

We loved Amber at WJH. She was such a wonderful person and our school community is saddened by her loss. Prayers for her family.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Dean Covey said : Guest Report Oct 14, 2021 at 4:10 PM

We will keep her family in our thoughts. Sorry for your loss Cindy from your camping friends.

  • Mason City
  • il

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