Joan Sue Watts, 76, of Port Acres, passed away Nov. 18, at her home. She was born in Detroit, MI. on July 16, 1936 to the late James and Grace Riley McCreary. Joan was a member of Calvary Baptist Church. She was a beloved mom and grandmother, gracious wife and dear sister to many.

Funeral services will be held at Melancon’s Funeral Home in Nederland on Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at 2:00 p.m., with the Rev. Jeff Bell officiating. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens of Jefferson County in Nederland.

Joan is survived by her children, Paul Watts, III and wife, Karen of Groves, Larry Dowden and wife, Laverne of Cedar Park, Randy Dowden and wife, Mitzi of Spring, Tara Cureton, Debra Roberts and husband, Jerry of Vidor, and Charles Anderson and wife, Toni of Lawrenceville, GA.

Also surviving are 15 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; sisters, Betty Estes and husband Arlie of Port Neches and Grace Guillory of Haughton, LA; and brother, Jimmy McCreary of Beaumont.

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