Thelma Watts

November 16, 1939January 22, 2014
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Thelma Watts, age 74 of White Lake, passed away on Wednesday, January 22, 2014. Beloved wife of William Sr. for over 54 years, loving mother of Bill Jr. (Robbin) Watts and Speros Shannon (Wendy) Watts; proud grandmother of Bill, Melissa, Amanda; great grandmother of Cayden, Logan, Zoey; sister of Charles, Louis (Judy) Kentros and Sylvia (Howard) Cary. Thelma retired as the shipping receiving supervisor from Oakland Community College. She will be deeply missed by her family. The funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, January 27, 2014 at the Union Lake Chapel of the Elton Black and Son Funeral Home, 1233 Union Lake Rd., White Lake. Visitation will be on Sunday from 2:00 to 7:00 p.m. and Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Please visit



  • Visitation Sunday, January 26, 2014
  • Funeral Visitation Monday, January 27, 2014
  • Funeral Service Monday, January 27, 2014


  • Burial

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Mary Buss

January 1, 2015

Mary Buss and family,
sorry of your lost loving mother.

Joyce and Julie Stoddard

February 16, 2014

So sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Amanda Young

February 4, 2014

i love you

Amanda Young

February 4, 2014

i miss you. <3 and i love you, tuna. :-)

Cathy Raffle

February 2, 2014

Your family has my deepest sympathy on the passing of Thelma. Although I have not seen her in a long time I have fond rememberances of her and her helpfulness to me and to everyone that worked in the Orchard Ridge Children's Center. She was always so supportive! You are fortunate to have such wonderful memories of her I know these thoughts will sustain you during this difficult time.

Amanda Young

January 31, 2014

Missing you bad today. Had dinner with the family last night. All you can eat crab. Grandpa taught me how to finally open all the crab with shredding it! :-) the pain is still pretty strong without you here. But I think it will be ok. Grandpa seems to maybe be getting a bit stronger by the day. And I know that's you helping him along the way. Your marriage was something everyone should have taken notes on... seemed perfect. That's what I want. When dre and I get married I hope we have one like yours. :-)

I love you and I miss you so much.

Dre says he loves you and misses you so much.

Until we meet again <3

Elizabeth Hepinstall

January 31, 2014

I was shocked and so saddened to hear this today...I have been out of the country. Thelma was one of the sweetest and kindest women I have ever met. The world has lost a great person and she will be truly missed.

Leslie Dick

January 30, 2014

To the Watts Family. we have truly lost a beautiful soul from this earth. I only knew Thelma through phone conversations we had when we worked together. She is truly a beautiful person.

Gwendolyn Kennedy

January 28, 2014

Celebrating a life well lived. We will cherish the memories forever.

Amanda Young

January 28, 2014

I still cant grasp the fact that your gone. I know time will pass and the pain will fade. I know your in a better place and when the sun shines every day I know its you lighting our way.

You were and ARE the beat grandma ive ever known and had. And I thank you so much for accepting mom, melissa and I into the family with open arms. We all have learned a thing or two from you, and ill be happy to send these lessons down the line.

I love you so much grandma. And I cant wait to see you Again <3