Betty Jean Watts “Jean”, 81, of Mt. Holly passed away on August 29, 2021. She was born on Sept. 8, 1939, the daughter of the late James Thomas Howard Sr. and Leona Helms Howard. In addition to her parents, she is also preceded in death by her husband, Joe Daniel Watts, Sr. and a brother, James T. Howard, Jr. Jean was a member of Calvary Missionary Baptist Church. She loved the Lord, her church family, and loved reading her Bible. She also loved flowers and enjoyed gardening, cooking and baking, The Pioneer Woman, and going to the beach. Jean also dearly loved her family.
Survivors include her children, Kimberly Watts Toney (Joe), Joe D. Watts, Jr. (Tamara), Jennifer E. Watts “Blanche”; siblings, Judy H. Pope, Cynthia White; sister-in-law, Sandra Howard; grandchildren, Jacob Paul Toney (Casey), Emma Lillian Toney, Ethan Daniel Watts, Bobby & Danielle Morton, Stephen & Meagan Shore; and great grandchildren, Tyler, Nickolas, Riley, Jackson, Kinsley, and Elliott. The family would also like to say thank you to her special neighbor, Jerry Honeycutt, for looking after Jean and taking care of her lawn over the years.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, Sept. 2,, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at Calvary Missionary Baptist Church with Pastor Fred Helms officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow at Hillcrest Gardens.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Calvary Missionary Baptist Church, 207 Louise Ave., Belmont, NC 28012.
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Calvary Missionary Baptist Church
207 Louise Ave., Belmont NC 28012