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Nola Mae Watts

Ms. Nola Mae Watts, 81, of Century, Fla., fell asleep in the arms of Jesus on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2020 at Jay Hospital in Jay, Fla.

A native of Atmore (Freemanville Community), Ms. Watts had been a resident of Century for most of her life. She was a graduate of George Washington Carver High School in Century and a member of Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church for over 70 years, where she had been a choir member, a member of the Missionary Society and a Sunday School teacher. She had worked as a school cafeteria worker for many years. In her leisure time, she loved working in her yard with her flowers, cooking, listening to gospel music, spending time with her family and working cross word puzzles.

Those whom she joins in that heavenly mansion are her daughter, Sandra “Toot” Watts; her parents, Bessie Riley Thomas and Norah Marshall; her stepparents, Tommie Thomas and Cora Marshall; and a brother, Eddie Peavy.

Those left to cherish beautiful memories of her and her life are a daughter, Vanessa (Robert) Watts – McMillan of Pensacola, Fla.; three sons, Norman (Bettie) Watts of Brewton, Cedrick Taylor of Century, and David (Tiffany) Watts of Montgomery; four sisters, Mary Lucas and Elnora Marshall, both of California, Bernice Adams of Little Rock, Calif. and Deloris Moffett of Pensacola; two brothers, Tommie Lee Thomas of Brewton and Willie James (Charlene) Edwards of Century; 13 grandchildren; and a host of great grandchildren.

A funeral service will be held this Sat., Feb. 29, 2020 at 1 p.m. at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church – 7000 Jefferson Circle, Century with the Rev. Michael Stewart, pastor, officiating. Inhumation will be in Century Cemetery. Public viewing will be held Friday from 2-5 pm at the funeral home and from 6-8 pm at Pilgrim Lodge Baptist Church. Her body will lie in repose at the church on Saturday from noon until funeral service time with TURNER FUNERAL CHAPEL directing.