Oddie Mae Watts

Published 9:37 am Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Graveside services were held Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021, at Griffith Cemetery in Prentiss  for Mrs. Oddie Mae Watts, 98, who died Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021, at her residence.  Rev. Ozell White officiated with Johnson Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.

Mrs. Oddie Mae Watts was born to the late Monroe and Della White Funchess.  She was a faithful member of Mt. Zion Baptist Church until her health declined and later attended South Pleasant Hill Baptist Church until her death.  She was married to the late William Watts; they raised one daughter, Barbara Jean Hall. Mrs. Watts was employed at Sanderson Farms for 25 years and was a homemaker.

She was preceded in death by four siblings, Jim Funchess, Elzee Funchess, Debra Funchess and Rena Funchess.

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She is survived by one daughter, Barbara (H.C.) Herron; two granddaughters, Felesia Herron and Sharron (Roderick) Nix; five great-grandchildren, Michael Allen, Walter (Crystal) Whitaker, Roderize (Rochaard) Mason, Matthew Nix and Tamia Nix; six great-great grandchildren; Isaiah Mason, Liana Mason, Joshua Whitaker, Jonathan Whitaker, Journey Whitaker and Karter Mason; one brother, S. J. Funchess and many other relatives and friends.