Shirley Rimer Watts

BLYTHEWOOD – A funeral service for Shirley Ann Rimer Watts, 71, of Blythewood, will be held at 11 a.m., Friday, Oct. 25 at Sandy Level Baptist Church, 408 Blythewood Road, Blythewood. Interment will follow in the church cemetery. The family will receive friends from 5 until 7 Thursday evening at Shives Funeral Home, Colonial Chapel, 5202 Colonial Dr., Columbia. Memories and condolences may be shared at ShivesFuneralHome.com.

Shirley left to be with her Lord Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Born in Blythewood on April 5, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Conder T. and Lois Boney Rimer. For many years she taught pre-school at Sandy Level Baptist Church and Weekday Education at North Trenholm Baptist Church. Shirley’s greatest love was her husband, sons, grandchildren, working with children and all her family. She loved her friends and they loved her. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her husband, William Robert ‘Bobby’ Watts; sons, Michael A. (Michelle) Watts, Gregory W. (Rebecca) Watts; two grandchildren, Courtney A. Watts and William M. Watts; sisters, Ruth R. Hughes of Columbia, Jane R. (Daniel) Fulmer of Blythewood; as well as many nieces and nephews.

The family requests that memorials be made to American Lung Assoc. of S.C., 1817 Gadsden St., Columbia, S.C. 29201; The American Heart Association, Inc., 190 Knox Abbott Dr., Cayce, S.C. 29203; The Alzheimer’s Assoc., S.C. Chapter, 3223 Sunset Blvd., Ste. 100, West Columbia, S.C. 29169 or to Sandy Level Family Life Center, P.O. Box 518, Blythewood, S.C. 29016.

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