Shirley Estes Watts

08/19/1949 - 01/23/2024


Mrs. Shirley Estes Watts, age 74, of Chesterfield died January 23, 2024, at her residence. Mrs. Watts was a teacher in the Virginia Public School System for 37 years, ending her career in the Chesterfield County Public Schools. She is survived by her husband of 50 years, Allen Watts, a daughter, Katherine Watts of Mechanicsville (and her sweet grand dogs: Tanner and Scout) a son, Scott Watts (Deidre) of Midlothian, two grandchildren, Evan and Berkleigh, five sisters; Betty E. Ballard (Joe) of Chesterfield, Sarah E. Calhoun (Chuck) of South Hill, Sandra E. Nemeth (Kenny) of South Hill, Linda E. Shelton of Bracey, Velva E. Kindley (Larry) of Buffalo Junction, and a brother-in-law Charles Wright of South Hill. Mrs. Watts was predeceased by her parents, Cabell and Christine Estes, her two sisters, Mary Cabell Estes Goodwyn and Marilyn Estes Wright, two brothers-in-law, Courtney Lee Goodwyn and William A. Shelton III, M. D. A funeral service will be conducted Friday, January 26, 2024 at 2:00 P.M. in Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home Chapel with interment to follow at Crestview Memorial Park. A visitation will take place before the service from 12:30 until time of service. Online condolences may be sent through our website, Crowder-Hite-Crews Funeral Home and Crematory is serving the Watts family.

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  1. Prayers

    Allen, Katherine, Scott, Betty, Sarah Jane, Sandra, Linda, Velva, and family,
    We are so sorry to hear of Shirley’s passing. She was a wonderful person. We will keep all of you in our prayers.

    Dorothy Johnson and Vicky Johnson

  2. Mom

    Mom, as I sit here today and think about you and today. I’m filled with so many emotions. You were without a doubt the greatest mom. I don’t know how I will continue my days without your many calls, our Saturdays, and the many I love yous. No one will ever know what you meant to all of us. You were my angel on Earth and you will forever be my angel in Heaven. I love you more than anything in this world and I would give anything to have you here. Life will never be the same. I love you forever Mom. Thank you for always loving me and giving me everything you had to give and more.

  3. Her hairstylist

    I had the pleasure for 24 years every four weeks to have this beautiful amazing woman in my chair to make her beautiful. We shared so many stories she’s watched me grow as I’ve watched her and her family grow. I will miss her dearly and I’ve loved her since the day she came to see me rest in peace, my sweet Shirley.

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