Nancy Jones Watts

August 3, 2020

CHARLOTTE – Nancy Watts died on August 3, 2020. She was a devoted daughter, wife, sister, mother and friend to many during her 84 years. She is survived by her beloved husband, Danny, her sister, Frances, daughters Langley (Eddie) and Mimi (Hermes) and her son Bubba (Leslie) and also by all her beautiful grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents, and by her brother Bobby and sister Dorothy.

Nancy was known for her wit, sarcasm and vivaciousness; to know Nancy a little was to know her a lot. She had a gift of immediately putting everyone at ease by recognizing, illuminating, and celebrating their special talents. She was a force of nature with a pointed wit, an exceptional authenticity, and a wicked sense of humor.
Nancy was deeply committed to the National Kidney Foundation, the Myers Park United Methodist Church and all her family and friends.

Due to current restrictions, a private memorial service for the family will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, August 9, 2020 at Myers Park United Methodist Church. The family invites friends to watch the service at

Memorials may be sent to Myers Park United Methodist Church, 1501 Queens Road, Charlotte, NC 28207 or to the National Kidney Foundation, 933 Louise Avenue, Charlotte, NC 28204.

Arrangements are in the care of Kenneth W. Poe Funeral & Cremation Service, 1321 Berkeley Ave., Charlotte, NC 28204; (704) 641-7606. Online condolences can be shared at

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  • Al and Bonnie Widenhouse

    Danny, we are so sorry to learn of Nancy's passing. We have not seen you recently but certainly remember you both from our many bridge evenings! What fun! Our thoughts are with you and family in this great loss.

  • Lynn Johnson

    Nancy was a gracious, sweet lady who was a pleasure to know through Myers Park Methodist church. I enjoyed our times together through the Bible Study classes with Danny. My deepest condolences to Danny and the family.

  • Chris Jones

    I met Nancy when I joined the women’s choir. She as very welcoming, engaging and fun to be around. I was shocked to learn of her passing. My thoughts remain with her family.

  • Meg McElwain

    I will miss Nancy. I enjoyed our visits at church. She always made me smile. I’m praying for your family. ❤️Meg

  • Kathryn Taylor

    I will forever miss Nancy. She was a true friend and so much fun to be with. I loved to hear her laugh. My heart goes out to Danny and all the family. Kathryn Taylor

  • Chip and Janet Higginbotham

    Danny and Family,
    Janet and I were so saddened to learn of your loss. We so enjoyed getting to know Nancy after we became residents of The Carlton. She was always one of our favorite people. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • John & Linda Rogers

    Dear Danny & Family,
    Linda and I wish to extend our sincere condolences to you all on the loss of Nancy. We know she will be greatly missed for her genuine love & warmth and being such great fun to be around. We all loved her dearly and hope you will all be comforted by the witness of her & your friends gratitude of Nancy being the "Life & Soul" of any occasion. She will be sorely missed, we have many great memories of our times together. May she rest in peace. Fond wishes of our years together.

  • Laine Clontz

    Nancy was wicked funny! She was such a positive influence on me, especially in my younger years. I hope she knew how much we all loved her!

  • Walter W. Peel

    Bubba and family - Celeste, Caylen and I are very sorry for your family's loss. Keeping all of you in our prayers and looking forward to hearing more about this remarkable woman over coffee.

  • Tachi Dellinger

    Such a loss to this world! Nancy was one of a kind! Her wit and joy of life spilled over on everyone she met. She made the world a better place! My prayers are with Danny and all of the family in your profound loss. May grace and peace surround you. Love, Tachi

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