Nellie Leone Sanders Watts
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Mrs. Nellie Leone Sanders Watts, 85, died Wednesday, February 2, 2022, at MUSC Lancaster.
The family will receive friends 1:00 pm Monday, February 7, 2022, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saint, Catawba Ward. A funeral service will follow at 2:00 pm. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The family will also receive friends at the home following the service.
A native of Rock Hill, SC Mrs. Sanders was a daughter of the late Albert H Sanders and Vera Blue Sanders. To be loved by Mrs. Watts was to know her. She had the biggest heart and the tightest hugs you could get. She will be remembered for the huge love she had for her family, her two dogs, her cat, auctions, and shopping. She was also very proud of her Native American heritage.
Surviving are her four daughters, Sheryl Gordon, Francine Leopard (Randy), Carol Dorman, and Leslie (Bump) Watts; a brother, Randall Sanders; three sisters, Laura Varnadore, Ann Morris (Putt), and Marilyn Sanders; 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by three sons, Donnie Ray Dorman, Johnny Ray Dorman, and David Windell Mackey; a brother, Albert Sanders, Jr.; five sisters, Marie Simmers, Ada Sanders, Lois Thompson, Brenda Sanders, and Juanita Campbell.
Whitesell Funeral Home is serving the family.