Willa Lea Baggs, 81, of Pickens, received her crown of jewels on April 9, 2020.
She was the daughter of Robert A. and Willie P. (Cantrell) Watt and was born on July 29, 1938 in Tuskegee, Oklahoma. On December 22, 1952, Willa Lea Watt and J.M. Baggs, were joined in marriage, they got to enjoy each other’s company for 67 wonderful years. She and J.M. moved to Pickens in 1963 and went into the poultry business in 1969.
Willa Lea was a faithful member of the Pickens Holiness Church and loved attending services there. She was very caring and compassionate; always checking on her friends and neighbors. Willa Lea also loved working side by side with J.M. in the hayfields or whatever else needed to be done. She enjoyed watching her grandkids at the livestock shows and she worked diligently to raise funds to support the McCurtain County youth at the Free Fair and Spring shows. The highlight of her week was cooking Sunday dinner for her family; fried chicken and macaroni and cheese was her specialty. She will truly be missed by all that knew and loved her.
Willa Lea was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Willie Watt; daughter, Lajuanna Engler; sons-in-law, Steve Brooks, and Kurt Meeks; brothers, Perry, Cecil, Ray, and Robert Watt; sisters, Hazel Burris, Opal Conley, Eva Robinson, and Mary Lou Rake.
She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband, JM Baggs, of the home; children, Jimmy Baggs, of Pickens, Debbie McDaniel and husband, Tommy, of Pickens, Pam Parsons and husband, Mike, of Battiest, Sandy Meeks, of Bethel; 12 grandchildren, Dusty Baggs and wife Morgan, of Sallisaw, David Baggs and wife, Julie, of Sallisaw, Becky Mason and husband, Brandon, of Mayfield, KY, Eric Brooks and wife, Jessica, of Elizabethtown, KY, Beth McGrew and husband, Steven, of Glenwood, AR, Suzanne Stacy and husband, Justin, of Oktaha, OK, Dooley Parsons and wife, Lindsay, of Garvin, Tuff Parsons and wife, Samantha, of Battiest, Sabrina and Kaleb Meeks, and Jared and Jacie Engler, all of Broken Bow; 22 great-grandchildren, Alex, Emma, Julia, Dalton, Katelyn, Devin, Haley and husband, Nathaniel, Trent, Lauren, Riley, Cayden, Logan, SerahBeth, Brooklyn, Kash, Jana, Tyann, Rye, Raylynn, Jamie, MyKah, and Sadie; as well as, many other family and friends.
Celebration of Life Graveside Services will be Monday, April 13, 2020, at 2:00 PM, at the County Line Cemetery, in Pickens, OK, with Bro. Brandon Mason and Bro. Tommy McDaniel officiating.
A viewing will be held at the Pickens Holiness Church, Sunday, April, 12, 2020, from 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.
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