Marie Watts, pastor


Marie Watts, pastor

Marie A. Watts, a United Methodist pastor in the Mississippi Conference, died May 4, 2007, at St. Dominic/Jackson Memorial Hospital.


Graveside services were be held May 7 at New Hope Cemetery in Covington County. Hulett-Winstead Funeral Home handled arrangements.


Mrs. Watts was a retired legal assistant for Watkins & Eager Law Firm and co-pastor with her husband, the Rev. Everette R. Watts, at Emmanuel United Methodist Church in Jackson.


She was preceded in death by a daughter, Betty Rachel Ladnier and parents, Olen M. and Anita C. Black.


Other survivors include: son, Wendell Watts of Jackson; daughter, Elaine M. Thomas of Jackson; brother, Wayne Black of Laurel; and six grandchildren.


Memorials may be made to the Watts Memorial Fund, Emmanuel United Methodist Church, P.O. Box 6513, Jackson, MS 39212-6513, or the Bishop’s Fund for aid to ministers, P.O. Box 931, Jackson, MS 39205-0931.