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REACY HENDERSON WATT

December 16, 2021

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Reacy Henderson Watt was born March 7, 1951.  He is the youngest of the  eleven children born to the late Reacy Hawkins and Cora Bell Matthews Watt in Carroll County, Mississippi. His  siblings, James Melvin, Mary Louise, Merdean, Ocie DeLouis, William Jennings, Henry Douglas and Martin Luther preceded him in death. 

The heart of Reacy was stolen by Sallie Mae Wheeler wearing a red dress at a Christmas Parade. He smoothly approached her and that was the beginning of a 53 year courtship and marriage.  During the marriage, four children were born:      Steven L. Watt, Diana Watt, Kendrick Watt and Nina Watt.  

Reacy Watt’s formal education was done at Marshall High School in North      Carrollton, Mississippi. It was in the summer of 1971 that he relocated to Illinois to begin a new chapter in his life. Reacy was employed at Harris and J & F Steel Company of Chicago, Illinois for many years.  He proudly held a union steward position at J & F Steel for 5 years. Reacy was a master of ALL  trades.  If it was broke,  he was fixing it. After many years in Illinois he decided to return home to McCarley Mississippi to enjoy a warmer climate.  Also, he wanted to be close to one of his best friends, Leroy Dukes.  

Reacy confessed his life to Christ at The Disciples Church of God In Christ in   Harvey, IL.  Reverend Martin Luther Watt was his Pastor, where he appointed him a Deacon and he also held a position on the finance committee. 

Reacy Henderson Watt departed his life on Thursday, December 16, 2021 at 11:41 pm, in the comfort of his home in McCarley, Mississippi surrounded by his wife and eldest daughter.  His farewell message was, “Continue to make me proud.” Reacy  leaves to cherish his memories his devoted wife, Sallie Mae Watt, two sons: Steven (Jeneen) Watt and Kendrick (Nikki) Watt and two daughters: Diana and Nina Watt of Illinois; One son: Juan (Tasha) Jones of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; 10 grandchildren; 9 great grand children; three sisters:  Lovie Watt Ingram of   Palestine, AR, Altha Watt Hobbs of Dallas, TX, and Eunice Watt Dezell of   Memphis, TN; six sisters -in -law, and two brothers-in-law;  a special fury friend, Scrappy a.k.a “Hey Boy”. Fond memories will also be forever etched in the hearts of a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.   

 

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Services

Floral Delivery
Wednesday
December 22, 2021

10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Roberts and Sons Mortuary
524 Greensboro Street
Winona, Mississippi 38967

Visitation
Wednesday
December 22, 2021

2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Roberts and Sons Mortuary
524 Greensboro Street
Winona, Mississippi 38967

Funeral Service
Thursday
December 23, 2021

1:00 PM
Roberts and Sons Mortuary
524 Greensboro Street
Winona, Mississippi 38967

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