Leslie C Watts

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Leslie C. Watts of Columbus, Ohio unexpectedly earned her wings on June 27, 2021.

Leslie was born in Welch, West Virginia on February 5, 1976 to Crystal Purcell and David Johnson. Leslie attended West High School where she quickly became a track star and made her way up on the Hall of Fame, where her record still remains.

She was preceded in death by her mother Crystal Purcell; grandfather, James Bailey and Brother Davon Hawkins.

Leslie is survived by her father, David Johnson (Yasmin); husband of 12 years, Richard Watts Sr.; sons, Kristofer, Richard Jr and Andy; daughter, Bailey; stepfather, Victor; mother in law, Daisy; sisters, Philicia, Malikah, Danielle, Stephanie and Keya; brothers, David, Damon, Deondre, Davion (Celine), Victor, Delano, Jamel Malcolm and Zachary; granddaughter, Kyla; grandmother, Clara; best friend, Lisa; close friend of the family, Nate; sister and brother in law, Nicole and Ernest III and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

Leslie was a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, grandmother and friend. She was a warrior, and a fighter. She was humble, full of laughter and love with an infectious smile that could light up any room.

Leslie will be Profoundly Missed.

Public Walkthrough Viewing 10:00am followed by the Private Visitation 11:00am and Private Funeral Service 12:00 noon Friday, July 9, 2021 at MARLAN J. GARY FUNERAL HOME, THE CHAPEL OF PEACE NORTH 2500 Cleveland Ave. Mask and Social Distancing are required for all services and ticket required for private services. Interment at Sunset Cemetery.



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Condolence Messages

  1. Normaree Harris-Lee

    Leslie had such a sweet spirit, I remember babysitting the girls with her . Her smile could light up a room. The only hope one has is in the Word made Flesh ; Jesus the one who made a way for us back to the Father. Absent in the body , Present with the Lord. Let’s remember that as we love our lives recognizing his constant presence.

  2. My condolences to the Watts family. RIH.

  3. We would like to extend our condolences to the family.
    May the Peace of God guard your hearts. Truly sorry for your loss.

  4. Leslie was all the women a man would ever want in his life as a companion, let me rephrase that because if you know us you know she’s my babe and to say she’s my wife because she always will be still blows my mind she will always be my everything ,my friend, my soulmate, and my love at first sight I’m in tears trying to write this but I got to continue to let everyone know how wonderful she was for me .Since day one, she has always excepted me and all my flaws and encouraged me to be a better me.I can honestly say a-lot of the changes I made in my life was because of her.She is definitely god sent .I should have knew she was something special when I cried like a baby when we got married, and now today tears fall again on this iPhone as I express the love I have for this wonderful soul.Even though nights are extremely lonely without you I still feel your presence, listening.I want you to always know you will always be my wife , my friend, my soul mate. I definitely look forward to the day we together again smiling saying we sure showed them what love looks like.This is definitely hard on me I can’t lie but I know I can’t be questioning gods work so babe I know god got something for us that way bigger than this and I look forward to it .

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