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Mary Watkins Counts

June 30, 1935 March 9, 2020
Mary Watkins Counts
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Obituary for Mary Watkins Counts

Mary Watkins Counts, 84, of Lexington died Sunday, March 9, 2020 at the Lexington Medical Center.

Born on May 30, 1935 in Chappells, SC, she was the daughter of the late Irwin Quattlebaum “I.Q.” and Daisy Clark Watkins. Mary was married to Richard Epting “Dick” Counts, Sr. who predeceased her.

Mrs. Counts was a member of Lutheran Church of Our savior in Greenville where she faithfully attended as long as her health allowed. Blessed with a caring heart and great disposition, she was a friend to many during her lifetime. In her later years she became known as “Sweet Mary”, a name given to her by caregivers.

Survivors include her children, Richard E. “Rick” Counts, Jr. (Missy) of Lexington, Katherine Henderson and Robin E. Counts (Denise) of Simpsonville; and grandchildren, Hunter Counts, of Lexington, and Lydia Henderson.
In addition to her husband and parents, she was predeceased by her sister Irvie “Buddy” Milner.

Funeral services will be held at 3:30 pm on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at the Whitaker Funeral Home Chapel in Newberry conducted by the Rev. Matthew Titus. Burial will follow in Prosperity Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday at Whitaker Funeral Home from 2:00 until 3:00 pm.

Memorials are suggested to the National Kidney Foundation. www.kidney.org or to the Quality Deer Management Association at www.qdma.com or by mail to QDMA, 170 Whitetail Way, Bogart, GA 30622.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.whitakerfuneralhome.com.

Whitaker Funeral Home of Newberry is assisting the family.

Previous Events

Visitation

Thursday

12

Mar

2:00 PM 3/12/2020 2:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 3/12/2020 3:00:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry

1704 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry
1704 College Street Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Service

Thursday

12

Mar

3:30 PM 3/12/2020 3:30:00 PM
Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry

1704 College Street
Newberry, SC 29108

Whitaker Funeral Home - Newberry
1704 College Street Newberry 29108 SC
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Prosperity Cemetery Final Resting Place

McNeary Street
Prosperity, SC 29127

McNeary Street Prosperity 29127 SC
United States

Memorial Contribution

Quality Deer Management Association

National Kidney Foundation

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