Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas


July 2, 2014

Katherine Polk Watts

Sister Katherine “Mama Kitty” Polk Watts departed this life Thursday, June 26, 2014. She was born Oct. 24, 1921 in Palmer, Texas to parents Frank and Mettie Polk.

She had been a member of Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church since 1942.

She is preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Frank Polk Jr., Vess Polk Sr., and Harris Odell Polk; her husband, Vivian Watts Jr.; son, Billy Watts; granddaughter Kathryn Holt Powell and great-granddaughter, LaKeshia Donaldson.

Leaving to cherish her memories are four sisters, Bertha Ford, Velma Thomas, Vinie Elias and Jean Black; one son, Charles Watts (Marjorie); three daughters, Carrie Holt (Samuel), Ruby Campbell (Robert), and Margie Elmore (Fred); one adopted son, James “Billy” Kennedy; also a devoted grandson Michael (Joanne) Donaldson; nine grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren, 15 great-great-grandchildren; a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

Viewing will be from 12 to 8 p.m. on Friday, July 4, 2014 at M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals, 1236 N. Business Highway 45, Corsicana.

Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, July 5, 2014 at Bethel AME Church.

Arrangements by M.R. Smith Parlor for Funerals.


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