Jane Shirley Anderson Watts

Born in Whitwell, TN on February 7, 1930

Departed on January 15, 2017 and resided in Hendersonville, TN

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Mrs. Jane Shirley Anderson Watts, 86, of Hendersonville passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Sunday, January 15. She was born in Whitwell, TN on February 7, 1930, the daughter of the late Joe Forrest and Ruth Anderson.

Mrs. Watts was a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. She enjoyed cooking, baking, gardening, reading, sewing, needlework, and leaves “pieces of her heart” to many who were gifted with the beautiful quilts she made. Mrs. Watts was retired from Sumner County Board of Education Food Services where she served Lakeside Park Elementary School as their cafeteria manager. Mrs. Watts was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Hendersonville.

Along with her parents, Mrs. Watts was preceded in death by her husband of 58 years, Jack L. Watts, brothers: Joe Davis Anderson, Jimmy Lewis Anderson, and sisters Faye White and Nancy Reeves.

She is survived by her children: Robert (Bobby) Watts, Jackie (Paul) Decker, Shirley (Bruce) Johnson, and DeAnna (Nic) Holzmer. She is survived by ten grandchildren, Paul “Ty” (Jennifer) Decker, Tommy (Jenny) Decker, Joey (Lauren) Decker, Laura (Scott) Baldwin, Matt, Amanda, and Lou Holzmer, Daniel, Andrew, and Samuel Johnson; five great-grandchildren, Landon Holzmer and Tyler, Brooks, Hope, and Lynnlee Jane Decker. She is also survived by two sisters, Frankie (Harry) Holland and Linda (Marty) Anderson.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Thursday, January 19, 2017 at 10 am in the chapel of Hendersonville Funeral Home with the Reverend Michael Davis officiating. The family will receive visitors on Wednesday, January 18, 2017 from 4-7pm and Thursday from 9-10am. Interment will follow in the Memory Garden Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hendersonville Home
Bound Meals or Hendersonville First Presbyterian Church.

5 Comments to Mrs. Jane Shirley Anderson Watts

  1. BRENDA WILLIAMS HADDOCK
    January 16, 2017 8:19 pm

    JACKIE MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU AND YOUR FAMILY KNOWING YOU FROM SCHOOL YOUR MOTHER MUST HAVE BEEN A GREAT PERSON RAISING SUCH A WONDERFUL PERSON AS YOURSELF LOVE TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY

    • Jackie Decker
      February 14, 2017 12:31 pm

      Dear, Sweet Brenda,

      I am just finding these comments, and how sweet of you to send a note. Mother lived almost 87 years, and we will all miss her greatly. We heard over and over again “what a kind, sweet lady she was” so I had a great role model and have a lot to live up to.

      I am retired now and am also known as “Gammy.” I would love to “catch up a little” and tell you about my grandchildren. If you would love to be “bored,” send me an email at home: thepauldeckers@comcast.net.

      Wonderful to hear from you, Love you!

      Jackie

  2. Barbara Kilgore
    January 17, 2017 5:55 am

    My condolences to the family, Aunt Jane was a lovely, kind person and I will miss her.

  3. Elaine Hewgley Williams
    January 17, 2017 11:27 am

    Dear Ones,

    I am thinking of you during this time. Your mother was a wonderful lady and I know you will miss her greatly. Love and prayers to all of you.

  4. Connie Brown
    January 18, 2017 9:56 pm

    Jackie

    Sammy and I are deeply sorry for your loss. Please tell the rest of the family how sorry we are. She was a beautiful lady with a beautiful smile, Jackie you have the same smile.
    Sammy has been very sick with double pneumonia and then got a virus. He just isn’t able to travel. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. She was beautiful inside and out. We loved your dear mom so much!

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