CHARLESTON - Marcella Watts, 74, died July 4, 2004, at Missouri Delta Medical Center in Sikeston.
Born April 4, 1930, in Friars Point, Miss., daughter of the late Charlie and Charlene Partee Watts, she had been employed b Burkhart Foam Company in Cairo, Ill., and had been a cook for Home Oil Company in Charleston, Charleston Head Start and the Barnhill Cafe before retiring. She was a member of the Grand Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church in Charleston since 1967, where she served in various capacities, including the church board, Women's Ministries, deaconess, usher, Sabbath School teacher and fund-raising projects.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Johnnie Mae Wrice on July 3, 2004.
Survivors include: seven sons, Samuel Bryant of Detroit, Jessie Clyde "J.C." Watts of Kansas City, Ervin Glenn Johnson, Ned Curtis Johnson Watts and Norris Johnson of Charleston, Shedrick Johnson Watts of Pinhook and Malcolm Johnson Watts of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; five daughters, Carolyn Thomas of Houston, Texas, Lois Bryant of Matthews, Jackie Gillespie of Flint, Mich., and Wanda Watts Johnson and Toni Lenora Watts of Charleston; and 35 grandchildren and several great-grandchildren.
Combined visitation and services are scheduled for Marcella Watts and her daughter.
Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at Williams Funeral Home in Charleston.
Services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Grand Avenue Seventh Day Adventist Church in Charleston with Kymone Hinds, pastor, officiating.
Burial will follow in Oak Grove Cemetery near Charleston.