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Marquita Jeanne (Shelton) Watts

Marquita Jeanne (Shelton) Watts, age 41, of Erwin, passed away on Thursday, February 15, 2018, at her home. Marquita was a native of Erwin and a daughter of Jimmy Shelton and Donna and Clark Gentry. She was of the Church of God faith and was currently employed by Hardees, following ten years of employment with McDonald’s. Marquita was in ROTC in high school and enjoyed being with her friends. She loved cooking and trying out new recipes and enjoyed listening to music and watching movies. Marquita is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Guy and Vennie Shelton; Great-grandparents, Elva and Melvin Lloyd and Amanda and Leeroy Holcomb; Aunt, Barbara Gosnell; Uncle, John Coley; and cousins: Christina Jamerson, Sabrina Haigler and Nikki Lloyd.



In addition to her parents, Marquita Jeanne (Shelton) Watts has left behind to cherish her memory:

Beloved son: Jacob Watts, of Erwin;

Husband: James L. Watts, of Erwin;

Brother: Jimmy L. Shelton, of Sevierville;

Maternal Grandparents: Harold Zane and Gladys Lloyd, of Erwin;

Uncles: Johnny Shelton and wife, Edna;

Donald Shelton and wife, Alice;

Lyle Shelton and wife, Dianna;

Gary Shelton;

Harold Lloyd, Jr. and wife, Trina;

David Lloyd and wife, Melissa;

Aunts: Frances Shelton Coley;

Doris Shelton;

Louise Lloyd Hensley;

Special Friends: Joy Briggs Feathers;

Rusty Honeycutt;

Several beloved cousins.

The family would like to offer special thanks to Katherine Lloyd and Shirley Merrill, dear friends who stood by Donna and the family during this difficult time.

The family respectfully requests the honor of your presence as we offer tribute and remember the life of Marquita Jeanne (Shelton) Watts in a funeral service to be held at 2:00 PM on Saturday, February 24, 2018 at the Church of God at Temple Hill. Reverend Jim Metcalf and Reverend Winfred Shelton will officiate. Musical selections will be provided by The Shelton Family. A visitation period to share memories and offer support to the family will begin at 6:00 PM and will continue 8:00 PM at the Church of God at Temple Hill on Friday, February 23, 2018. A graveside committal service follow the funeral on Saturday. February 24, 2018 in Evergreen Cemetery. Reverend Lincoln Shelton and Reverend Jim Metcalf will officiate the graveside service. Those attending will meet at the Church of God at Temple Hill for the 2:00 PM service. Pallbearers will be notified.

Condolences and memories may be shared with the family and viewed at or on Facebook at These arrangements are made especially for the family and friends of Marquita Jeanne (Shelton) Watts through Valley Funeral Home, 1085 N. Main Ave., Erwin, 423-743-9187.