Norita Kay, 78, passed away Jan. 10, 2021.
Norita was born in Whiteville, and was the daughter of the late Deamer C. and Ruby Butler Osborne.
She was preceded in death by her first husband, William Charles Watts Sr.
Norita graduated from Nakina High School in 1960 and attended Fayetteville Methodist College. She worked in the supermarket industry most of her career with Wetterau Foods/Red & White and later joined Food Lion where she retired as a store manager in 1998. After retirement, Norita worked with Laser Print Services retiring again in 2007.
Norita was a member of Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church in Indian Land, S.C. She loved her church and served as president of United Methodist Women, president of Agape Seekers Sunday school class and chairman of the SPRC. She also enjoyed helping with the serving of meals for various church occasions. Norita also enjoyed reading, writing and charity work. She loved her family and would always cook their favorite food when they visited. Everyone loved her macaroni and cheese, potato salad and her special sour cream pound cake. She wrote and published her mother’s family cookbook; she was her mother’s caretaker for several years.
Viewing will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 14 with a celebration of her life beginning at 11 a.m. at Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, 238 Fort Mill Hwy., Indian Land, S.C., followed by a burial in the church cemetery. Wolfe Funeral Home in Fort Mill is serving the family.
Surviving are her husband, Tom Kay; her son, William Charles “Chuck” Watts Jr. and wife, Connie, of Lexington, S.C.; and stepchildren, David Kay of Virginia Beach, Va., T.K. Kay of Decatur Ga. and Connie Fincher of Crawford, Ga.; four grandchildren, Lilly, Charlie, Annacate and Cole; one brother, Cullen Osborne and wife, Doris; and nieces, Kelly Modlin, Brandi Henry and families.
In lieu of flowers, please consider a contribution to the Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Building Fund, 238 Fort Mill Hwy., Indian Land, S.C. or Epworth Children’s Home, P.O. Box 50466, Columbia, S.C. 29250.