Betty Belle Heslep Watts took her flight home to be forever with her Lord Jesus on Saturday, Aug. 20, 2022, from Shenandoah Valley Health and Rehabilitation Center.

She was born April 14, 1931, to the late Harold Mc-Cormick Heslep and Nellie Virginia Coffey Heslep in Rockbridge County.

She was also preceded in death by her husband of 56 years, George Jeffress Watts, and a sister, Josephine Heslep Lynn.

Mrs. Watts is survived by six children, David S. Watts (Theresa) of Lexington, Crystal W. Grishaw (William) of Pleasant View, Alan R. “Randy” Watts (Karen) of Galax, Benjamin M. Watts (Kathy) of Tunnel Hill, Ga., Becky Jo Watts of Charlottesville, and Bonny W. Reynolds (Lee) of Glasgow; 10 grandchildren, Anne Camden, Jessica Broughman, Amanda Reynolds, Thomas Austin, Joshua Grishaw, Adam Watts, Betty Argenbright, Miles Watts, Brian Watts, and Alan Watts; and 17 great-grandchildren.

Mrs. Watts also leaves behind a precious and beloved sister, Marjorie Heslep Dyer, and niece, Jennifer Dyer Douglas and family, all of Buena Vista.

The family would like to express gratitude to the many wonderful and loving friends, neighbors, and caregivers Mrs. Watts treasured over her latter years. We also appreciate her kind and caring brothers and sisters in the Lord at Glasgow Baptist Church where she held membership.

A graveside service will be held today, Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 2 p.m. at Oak Grove Cemetery in Lexington, officiated by the Rev. Adam Watts, the Rev. Jon Overstreet, and the Rev. Randy Watts.

Harrison Funeral Home and Crematory is in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to Baywood Wesleyan Church, 1995 Old Baywood Road, Galax, VA 24333, or Glasgow Baptist Church, 805 10th St., Glasgow, VA 24555.


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