Michael James Watts

Michael James Watts, 67, passed away March 7, 2020 at his home in Elizabeth City, North Carolina surrounded by his family.

Mike was born in 1952 in Norfolk, Virginia to Samuel Watts and Rosina Esposito Watts, both deceased. He is survived by his wife, Deborah, sons Corey, Matthew (Libby), and daughter Rachel (Jim) along with his brothers Skip (Paris), Paul (Maureen), Joe (Benita), David (Sandy) and their families.

Mike graduated from Norfolk Catholic High School in 1970 and attended Old Dominion University. Mike and Deborah got married in 1977 and settled in Norfolk, Virginia to raise their three children. Always the entrepreneur, Mike ran his own small business before moving on to Real Estate. A man with many talents, his favorite job was being a dad. He loved adventures with his family, whether it was riding bikes, walks at the beach, playing frisbee golf, coaching tennis or working in the yard and fishpond. Mike was passionate about learning. He loved art, sports, jazz, the Beatles, the Washington Redskins and grilling on the deck. He was a wonderful father, husband, brother, son and friend. We will miss him each and every day.

Final arrangements are pending. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the SPCA of Northeastern NC, 102 Enterprise Drive, Elizabeth City, NC 27909 or Albemarle Home Care and Hospice, 311 Cedar Street, Elizabeth City, NC 27909. Twiford Funeral Home, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC is assisting the Watts family. Online memorial condolences may be sent to the family at www.TwifordFH.com.