Ms. Betty Holley Watts, age 88, entered into rest on Thursday, January 19, 2023. Funeral services will be 12:00 PM Thursday, January 26, 2023 at Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 2140 McBee Hwy, Jefferson, SC 29718, by Reverend Terry Corder with burial to follow in the church cemetery. The family will greet friends from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Thursday, prior to the service at the church.
Ms. Watts born December 17, 1934 in McBee, SC a daughter of the late Charles Wilson Holley, Jr. and Beulah Laviner Holley. She was a retired employee of Belk Services with over 25 years of service. Betty was a long-time member of St. John Baptist Church of Charlotte, NC before moving to SC and joining Jefferson Baptist Church. She was very active in both churches working in the children’s Sunday school department. Following her retirement, Ms. Watts worked part-time with the Jefferson Town Hall, and Jefferson Baptist Church. A lady who loved crafts, Betty enjoyed tole painting, needle point crocheting, knitting, working with ceramics, and water coloring.
In addition to her parents, Ms. Watts was also preceded in death by her son, James “Jim” Bailey Watts; and sister-in-law, Frances Holley.
Survivors include her sons, Charles (Rheta) Watts of North Texas, and Michael Watts of Charlotte, NC; daughter-in-law, Darla “Motsy” Watts of Jefferson, SC; grandchildren, Nikole W. Hilton, Amanda W. Turner, Krystal W. Kuykendall, Sawyer Watts, Andrew Watts, Ashleigh Watts, David Watts, Bailey Watts, Michelle Melton, Jessica Blackwell, and Angela Price; 25 great-grandchildren; 9 great-great grandchildren; brother, Charles Wilson Holley, III; in addition to numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins.
The family is very thankful to the administration and staff of Springhill Assisted Living of Pageland for the excellent love and care Mrs. Betty received over the past 10 years and suggests to those who are wishing to make a memorial donation to direct them in her memory to Springhill Assisted Living, 514 S. Gum Street, Pageland, SC 29728.
Her children arise up, and call her blessed;
Miller-Rivers-Caulder Funeral Home (www.mrcfuneralhome.com) of Chesterfield, SC is the serving the Watts family.