It is with a very sad and broken heart that I will try to write an obituary for my mother, Helen Watts. Mom
was born on March 29, 1934 at Alum Cave Branch of Watts Fork in Knott County. She spent all of her life on
Watts Fork at Garner. She died in Cincinnati, Ohio on October 22, 2000, making her stay on earth 66 years, 6
months, and 23 days. Mom was the wife of Leon Watts and the daughter of Lee Johnson and Tishie Hall
Johnson. Her father preceded her in death. She leaves to mourn her passing, her husband, Leon, mother, Tishie
Johnson, one daughter, Mara Lynn Hall, three sons, Marvin, Tim and Randall, one grandson, Shane, three
granddaughters, Kristi, Amber and Janey Lynn, four brothers, Curtis, Charles, Afton and Rooney, and a host of
relatives and friends.
Mom was a member of the New Home Old Regular Baptist Church. Christian values and morals were part of
everyday living with Mom To Mom the greatest treasure she had on this earth was her family. She dearly loved
each and every member of her family and spent her life showing us. Mom was a faithful and loving wife to our
dad for over fifty years. She was always there for dad during bad times as well as the good times, in sickness
and in health. Mom was there for us kids and grand kids as well with a warm hug, kind words, good advice and
most importantly a heart full of love. To those she leaves behind I think Mom would want us to be forgiving of
each other, to be there for each other and to carry her love in our hearts. Mom’s pain and suffering is over and
she is now resting under the altar of God where she will have no more pain or suffering. The emptiness we feel
in our hearts is great, but we truly know that our loss is heaven’s gain. We are sad that our Mommy is no longer
with us but at the same time we thank God for the time we had with her.
Written by Randall Watts, son.