Effie Lydia "Sis" Watts

Born on September 25, 1925

Departed on June 17, 2019 and resided in Pegram, TN

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Effie Lydia “Sis” Watts Age- 93, passed away June 17, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

Mrs. Watts is preceded in death by her husband, James Walton Watts and son, Carl Watts.


Survived by her children, Mickey Watts (Sandra), Linda Connelly (Carl), Betty Watts, Kenny Watts (Lisa), Tina Morehead (Charles); grandchildren, Leslie Scoutten (John), Gabe Watts (Michelle), David Ford, Becky Ford, Mary Beth Hagan (Mike), Keith Odom, Jennifer Watts, Jason Watts (Mandy), Nathan Watts (Alisha), Jeremy Watts, Kristyn Wilson (Michael), Katie Telford (Dustin); 20 great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

Effie “Sis” was born on September 25, 1925 in Benld, Illinois to Jasper and Nora Bell (Sexton) Rasure. Upon graduating high school she moved to California to support the war effort by building airplanes, as a “Rosie Rivetor”. It was here that she met the love of her life James “Speedy” Watts and in November of 1944 they married in Oxnard, California.  Shortly after they moved to Tennessee.

She served as Sunday School Teacher, piano player, church secretary, GA Leader in several Baptist Churches and was currently a member of Bellevue Baptist Church.

Her interest included reading, sewing, and cooking but the most important thing to her was being a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. Mrs. Watts was a devoted Christian and welcomed the opportunity to witness for her Lord Jesus Christ.

A Celebration of Life Service will be held 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 20, 2019 at West Harpeth Funeral Home with Dr. Mike Shelton and Rev. Carl Connelly officiating. Burial to follow at Middle TN Veterans Cemetery.  Pallbearers include, Gabe Watts, John Scoutten, David Ford, Mike Hagan, Keith Odom, Jason Watts, Nathan Watts, Jeremy Watts, Michael Wilson, and Dustin Telford.

Visitation with the family will be held on Wednesday from 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. and on Thursday from 10:30 a.m. until 11:30 a.m. prior to the service at West Harpeth Funeral Home.

6 Comments to Mrs. Effie Lydia "Sis" Watts

  1. Cindy Hensley says:

    Thinking about you Tina lots of love and prayers

  2. Genia Ramirez says:

    Thinking of you all you are in my Thoughts and Prayers. May God be with you all in your time of grief.Aunt Sis was a Beautiful Person with a Heart of gold.I will miss her dearly but she is in a better place. And she is looking down on all of you and always will be. God Bless You All. Sending Prayers and Love to you all. Love Genia

  3. Larry Bell says:

    She was a dear sweet lady. She always had an infectious smile on her face. It brightened my day anytime I saw her.

  4. Denise gavin says:

    Thinking of you, Mary Beth and family! Thank you for sharing with us, your grandmother’s strong faith! Prayers for peace and comfort during this time! Denise & Kevin Gavin

  5. Michael Harper says:

    I’m very sorry to learn about your mothers passing
    I just found out about this today and I’m sorry that I could not attend
    Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers

  6. Sue Braswell says:

    I loved Sis, she taught me to make quilts, I made several from the pattern she gave me. RIP.

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