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Ronald Lee Watts

Funeral service for Ronald Lee Watts will be at 11 a.m., Friday, April 1, 2022, at Topeka Baptist Church, with burial in Roberts Memorial Cemetery. Visitation is from 5 to 8 p.m., Thursday, March 31, and will resume Friday at 10 a.m., at Topeka Baptist Church. Riverwood Family is handling the arrangements.
Mr. Watts, 71, of Jayess, passed from this life March 27 at Lawrence County Hospital. He was born in Brookhaven on Aug. 22, 1950, to Othell Watts and Millere Freeman Watts. After graduating from high school, Mr. Watts began making a life for himself and his family. He worked in the oil field and also worked as a truck driver. Ronnie loved his family and friends; he would tell you to value each day you have together. He enjoyed life and loved his Lord, being forever grateful to God for proving that He really is a God of second chances. Ronnie will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
He was preceded in death by his son, Wesley Watts; his father; and brothers, Clemon Watts and Ricky Watts.
Those left to cherish his memory are his wife of 44 years, Marion Watts; sons Hugh Watts and wife, Michelle; and Nathan Watts and Amanda; daughters, Bethany Morgan and Tamara Morgan; his mother, Millere Watts; sisters, Charlotte Allen and Mona Futris; six grandchildren, Shelby (Ben), Stetson, Saydie (Brantley), Sara, Caroline, Kanah Joy; and one great-granddaughter, Everleigh. He is also survived by a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends that were very dear to his heart; a lifelong childhood friend, Walter Cain; along with his inherited grandchildren, Karter, Wylder, Kooper, Eli, Eden, and Lizzie.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City, OK 73123; or Damascus Road Recovery, 2274 Highway 53, Poplarville, MS 39470.