Ms. Ruby Jean Watts was born in Iredell County on August 27, 1945, and was the daughter of the late Sam Gilbert Watts, and Lula Mae Watts. She departed this life on Tuesday, January 25, 2022, at Maple Leaf of Statesville, N.C., following an extended illness.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by three brothers, James Lonnie Watts, Gilbert Allen Watts, and Glen Watts; and four sisters, June Watts Ingram, Gladys Watts, Janice Watts McClain, and Bren Watts.

Ruby was a 1963 graduate of Unity High and was a devoted member of Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church. She was well known for cooking and making delicious pies and cakes. She was retired from Craftmaster. Ruby will truly be missed.

She leaves to cherish the memory of her life four sisters, Mary Eunice Watts, Ella Mae Watts, Dorothy Watts Seymore, and Emily Watts Mayberry, all of Statesville; three aunts, Annie Morrison, Jo Carolyn Morrison, and Joan Morrison; three nieces, Carla Watts, Rosetta Watts, and Emma McClain (Anthony) Dye; four nephews, James (Vickie) Watts, Dale Watts, Isaac Mayberry, and Todd Mayberry, all of Statesville; a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, other relatives, the Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church family, special friends, Shirley Gaddy Herriot, Idella Maxwell, Evelyn Gibbs, Helen Davis, and her Maple Leaf family of Statesville.

As long as life and memory last,
We will remember you!

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, January 31, 2022, at Clark’s Chapel Church at 2 p.m. The visitation will be from 1:30 until 2 p.m. Reverend Dr. Dietrich M. Danner will officiate.

Rutledge & Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Watts family. Visit the book of memories for Ruby Jean Watts at .

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