Mary Catherine Watts

May 14, 1958July 8, 2018

Mary Catherine Watts, 65, of Spencer, passed away Sunday, July 8, 2018, at her residence. She was born in Roanoke, VA, May 14, 1953, to Nancy Spencer Grant of Abingdon, VA and the late Robert Wayne Grant. Mary Catherine was a 1971 graduate of Bassett High School and was the former financial secretary for First United Methodist Church in Martinsville.

Her father and a son, Robert Michael France, preceded her in death.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, John W. Watts; her daughter, Carrie France Pierce; three sisters, Kimberly Brown, Suzanne Brewster and Virginia Grant; grandsons, Carson Michael Sherman and Parker Grant Pierce.

A memorial service will be held Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at McKee-Stone Funeral Home in Martinsville where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. The Rev. Charles Wickham will officiate.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 262 Danny Thomas Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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Sylvia Robertson

July 11, 2018

Such very sad news of Mary Catherine ‘s passing. Seeing her BHS graduation photo brought back many happy memories growing up in Bassett. We were all so close then. Carrie you don’t know me but I loved your mom and always prayed for her happiness. She seemed so fragile. I hope she found peace
Sylvia Robertson

Annette Van Wie

July 11, 2018

So sorry to learn of Mary Catherine’s passing. May all your precious memories help you through this sad time. I like to think she is now with her daddy and her son, Bob and Rob. What a reunion that must be! You are in my thoughts and prayers .

Mary Hurd

July 11, 2018

Condolences to the family and friends. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.
Mary Joanne Hurd

Tom Eaton

July 9, 2018

Carrie and Family,
Your Mom was a beautiful lady, and no doubt a fine Southern Women. My prayer for her, and my prayers that you and yours will be granted the calm and condolences at this difficult time. God Bless You All.
Tom Eaton