The life of a young man is being honored through the creation of an educational center in his name to help others. Jeremy E. Watson, age 21, of Glenwood, Illinois passed away on February 24, 2009 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident in East Lansing, Michigan. Jeremy E. Watson Educational Center, Inc. will provide educational programs and workshops to low-income adults and families in the Miami-Dade County area to enhance and empower their lives in order for them to become more self-sufficient.
Jeremy grew up in Glenwood, Illinois and was a graduate of Brookwood School District 167. He also graduated from Bloom Township High School where he was a member of the baseball team for 4 years and worked as a member of the Tech Crew. Jeremy went on to attend Michigan State University where he pledged the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and was preparing to earn a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Social Science and Health Studies. When he was not pursuing his degree, he was volunteering at Glenwood Healthcare and Rehab, and participated in many fund-raising drives and events as a student at Michigan State University.
The son of Gregory Watson and LaShon Gonzalez, he was the younger brother of Rita and Gregory Scott, and older brother of Bryan Watson. Jeremy was known for his vivacious and roaring personality, antics, but also his caring nature.