The funeral service will be conducted at 1:00 P.M., Saturday, May 5, 2012 at Saint John Baptist Church, Allen Street, Leslie, Georgia. Interment will follow in St. John Cemetery, Kaylor Road, Leslie, Lee County, Georgia.
Fred Douglas Watts was born May 23, 1951 in Lee County, Georgia to the late Allen Watts, Sr. and Lizzie Mae Green Watts. He was preceded in death by four siblings: James Watts, Doris Watts, Lizzie Davis, and Nathaniel Watts. He was educated in the public school system of Lee County where he was a 1971 graduate of Lee County High School. He enlisted into the United States Army April 20, 1972. He was the recipient of several awards, ribbons and commendations. His tour of duty was served in Vietnam, Korea, IndoChina and Germany. Fred acquired his Christian training and joined the membership of St. John Baptist Church. He was a devoted member of St. John and a dedicated Usher. He supported every facet of the church ministries and loved his Christian family unconditionally. Fred enjoyed seeing people filled with Joy. He enjoyed telling those old stories and encouraging the youths to get an education or enter into the military. Everyone enjoyed Fred’s company for his compassion, wisdom and giving spirit.
He leaves a legacy of golden memories to his beloved children: Fredrick Fuller, Keith Fuller, Kenneth Fuller and Tony Fuller, Sr. all of DeSoto, Georgia, Fred Reddick, Eatonton, Georgia, Kenyada Watts, Atlanta, Georgia, Matthews Watts, Fort Drum, New York, Keysha Watts, Kentrell Watts both of Atlanta, Georgia, Tekela Watts, Smithville, Georgia and Azariah Watts, Albany, Georgia; eighteen grandchildren and one great granddaughter; fourteen siblings and their spouses, Johnnie Presbury, Snellville, Georgia, Allen Watts, Jr. (Patricia), Jacksonville, Florida, Vernetta Watts, Willie Watts (Rugenia), Emanuel Watts (Jeanette), Ricky Watts (Reginia), Vanessa Watts, Juanze Watts (Jennifer), all of Albany, Georgia, Lillie Watts, Lithonia, Georgia, Willa Watts, Lawrenceville, Georgia, Bernice Watts, Leslie, Georgia, Annetta Watts and Seneca Watts, DeSoto, Georgia, and Bridget Champion (Jeffery) Columbus, Georgia; a devoted friend, Joan Smith, Albany, Georgia; and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
- kiana brown(Friday, January 17 14 12:41 pm EST)
dis was mii fav uncle in my whole world. i loved dis man a whole lot and i feel bad for mii lil cuzo cuz she still have moments about her dad. then i still have mii moments to but its okay cuz he still watch ova us and its cool. luv u uncle fred to pieces.
- taylor(Tuesday, September 10 13 07:40 pm EDT)
i love you uncle fred
- adarious watts(Saturday, May 12 12 07:04 pm EDT)
you are truley missed i will always remeber after church at grandma house you would always say " graduate from school there are many things to do his favorie one was going to the army or navy or air force " uncle fred gave good advice to all of us young and he will be missed ..
- Rhonda Jarrett(Monday, May 07 12 03:59 pm EDT)
I worked with Fred at Cooper Tire and so loved his loud but humble spirit. He was an encourager in every sense of the word. I loved to hear him sing old spiritual songs.. and what a hard working man, he was. No free rides with Fred.. Respect was earned and not given lightly. I will miss that man very much. It was an honor to have been his friend!
- Brandi Kapcar-Lucas(Saturday, May 05 12 04:02 pm EDT)
My prayers and thoughts are with his family and friends at this time. I worked with Fred for many years with the loading service. He was a very hard working and funny man. You will be missed Fred. May God bless and comfort you all at this time.
- Renee(Saturday, May 05 12 11:07 am EDT)
My prayers and blessings are with the entire Watts family. Fred were such a blessing to know. I really enjoyed how you touch Lisa and everyone life that you met. Thanks for being such an inspiration to Jayden and always staying positive no matter what or when I would see you. You are a true model of God "angel" You will be greatly missed but your kindness and Godly ways will always be apart of not only Azariah, but everyone that heard your voice and embrace your smile...Thanks for the memories
- Reginald and Angela Stevenson(Saturday, May 05 12 11:00 am EDT)
To the Watts Family We are so heartbroken to hear about the loss a your father, brother,cousin,uncle and our dear friend Fred.We Pray that God will strenghthen all of us in this difficult time and give us his Peace that surpasses all understanding.May God Bless You We Love You
The Stevenson Family Belleville, IL
- Pagie and Mae Belle Thomas(Saturday, May 05 12 08:18 am EDT)
Sincere condolences to all of you during this time of sorrow and sweet memories of your loved one. May God sustain you with His Love and Mercy.
- bositta brown thomas and family(Saturday, May 05 12 07:54 am EDT)
Fred..my sweet brother in law..I love you because no matter hoe hard you tried to be there wasn't a mean bone in your body. You showed me that good black men do exist and I thank you for that. You were always the uncle that my babies could look up to...and I thank you for that. Thank you for loving my sister, my nieces and nephew. Fred.