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GLORIA JANE LIGHTFOOT WATTS

Gloria Jane Lightfoot Watts, 87, of Savannah, Georgia, died Saturday morning, March 21, 2020, at Hospice Savannah surrounded by her loving family.

She was preceded in death four months ago by the love of her life, her husband of 69 years, William “Billy” Eugene Watts; her parents, William Lightfoot, Martha Lightfoot Rainey and her step-father, Paul Rainey; a granddaughter, Aimee Schwartz, and a son-in-law, Larry Crawford.

She will be remembered for her selfless love and care for her family and friends and for her beautiful singing voice.

Survivors include one son, Eddie (Mary) Watts; five daughters, Diane (John) Bodie, Nancy (Don) Silkebakken, Judy Crawford, Cindy (Jim) Saba, and Paula (Steve) Tootle; brother-in-law, Michael (Helen) Watts; sister-in-law, Patricia (Alberto) Carrillo; eighteen grandchildren; thirty-seven great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.

A private funeral service will be held at the mausoleum – Hillcrest Abbey – East.

The family would like to thank the staff of Hospice Savannah for the special, loving care given to Mrs. Watts.

Remembrances: Hospice Savannah – Post Office Box #13190, Savannah, Georgia 31416-0190.

You are invited to view a memorial video honoring Mrs. Watts by clicking here.

Online Condolences

  1. Kelley Miller says:

    Mark and I are so very sorry for your loss. You and your family are all in our prayers.

  2. Rev. Clyde G Campbell says:

    Paula and family. Sending our sincere condolences to you and your family for such a great loss just four months after your Father passed. May the Lord blanket you all with comfort and peace as grieve and share great memories.

    May see all be forever comforted in Jesus

    Love

    Rev Clyde and First Lady Brenda S Campbell

  3. Leigh Harris says:

    I am so sorry to hear of your deep loss..thinking of you all in my prayers. I know she was welcomed home in God’s kingdom and is with her loved ones there

  4. Amy Massey says:

    Thinking deeply about all of you! Our love & prayers—
    Amy & Rob❣️

  5. Anne and James Byerly says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the Watts family during this difficult times. I wish we could be there for you. ❤️
    Love always

  6. Bobbie Shelton says:

    So sorry for your loss Eddie and family. Prayers.
    Bobbie Shelton.

  7. Kathy Smith says:

    Soo sorry to hear of another loss too soon
    Your families are in our prayers
    Hugs your way

  8. Jimmy and Angela Crawford says:

    Meemaw was a lovely lady who will be missed by all who knew her. We are so sorry for your loss coming so soon after Deedaw’s passing. They are together again in the arms of the Lord, smiling on the legacy of love and strength they instilled in their children and grandchildren. Our thoughts are with you all in your grief, and we pray you find solace in her peace.

  9. Della bishop says:

    Words cannot express .. I am so sorry for all .. she was the most Loveliest lady .. mom.. friend ..grandparent.. she truly lived for her family as did your dad..

    Looking and knowing her daughters/son and the legacy you continue to abide to in your own daily lives with your children ..friends.. speaks volumes to just how special she and your dad have always been and will continue to live through each one ofyou in your own special ways …

    I love you guys !! May GOD carry you in his arms through these difficult times ♥️♥️

  10. Jan Crawford says:

    Dear Eddie, Mary, and family, I am so very sorry for your dear loss. My prayer is that your Faith and your many wonderful memories will comfort and sustain you now and always. With love, Jan

  11. Cindy Howard says:

    Eddie and family,
    So very sorry to read of your mother’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. No matter what the age or the circumstance, no one is ever prepared to loose their dear mother.
    Heartfelt sympathy,
    Cindy and John Howard

  12. Marilyn & Al says:

    Our Sympathy to you and your family! God Bless

  13. Lisa & Joe Rowland says:

    Judy, Paula and Family,
    We are so sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. We will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. Our heartfelt condolences.

  14. Steve and Debbie Shelton says:

    Our heartfelt sympathy to Eddie, and all the sisters and family. Losing Mom and Dad so close together can leave quite a void in your heart I know. Be dependent on friends and family and the love from all of us. Be well and stay healthy.

    Love from Steve and Debbie Shelton

  15. Karen Cheong says:

    Jim and CindySaba I am sorry for you as well. I worked at Wendy’s for 7 years on Mall Blvd. and my sister is Cindy Knight. Please know we are praying for you and your family.

  16. Linda West says:

    Eddie and Mary, I am thinking of you at this most difficult time in the passing of Eddie’s mother. You and all the family will be in my thoughts. Your mother will leave you with many precious memories to cherish.

    Peace be with you,
    Linda West

  17. Darris Faust says:

    I’m so sorry to hear of your loss. God bless.

  18. Ann Sweeney says:

    My heartfelt prayers and love are with you all in the passing of your beautiful mother and grandmother. I love hearing Gloria sing “Jerusalem, Jerusalem!” What a blessing to have this treasure!!
    May the Lord bless and comfort each of you,
    Ann

  19. Karen Groce says:

    Eddie and Mary,
    My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Your mother raised a beautiful and wonderfully close family. I’ve seen the siblings in action and it is a sight to behold!

  20. Elizabeth Harrelson says:

    My deepest condolences to your entire family!

  21. Chris and Don Dasher says:

    Judy: Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. We are very sorry about the loss of your mother; God bless you.

  22. Betty Langston says:

    Diane & Family, Sorry for the loss of your beloved mother. What a beautiful tribute to her life. Many prayers for the Lord’s comfort in ththis time of sorrow.

  23. Karen and Jim McBride says:

    Eddie, Mary and Watts family, please accept our heartfelt sympathy. Praying for comfort and peace for you all.

  24. Marsha Jones says:

    Paula & Steve, We are so sorry to hear of your mothers passing, praying for you and your entire family…

    Marsha Jones & Trilby Rimes

  25. Cecilia McGarvey says:

    So sorry to hear of your mamas passing. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

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