Lottie Jean (Russell) Otts

June 14, 1935 ~ May 24, 2022 (age 86)

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Beech Springs – Mrs. Lottie Jean Russell Otts, age 86, died suddenlyTuesday, May 24, 2022,  at her residence.  She was born June 14, 1935 in Shaw, Mississippi to William Staton Russell and Roxie Lucille Word Russell.  She married John Gillispie Otts on May 6, 1950.  They moved to the Tupelo area in 1969 where she worked many years in the garment industry employed by Blue Bell.  She also worked the last 20 years as a caregiver for the elderly.  She was a member of Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witness on Monument Drive in Tupelo.

Lottie enjoyed fishing, cleaning, quilting, and cooking.  She enjoyed going out to eat with her children.  She was a home-body who enjoyed being a homemaker.

A service honoring her life will be Saturday, May 28, 2022, at 12 noon in the Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland Funeral Directors with the Elder officiating.  Burial will follow at Locust Hill Cemetery in Sherman.  Visitation will be Saturday from 10 AM to service time.

Survivors include her children, Gloria Stewart, John H. Otts, Sr., James Mike Otts, and Mark Otts, all of Beech Springs; sister, Mary Ruth Thames of Poplar Grove, Ark.; nine grandchildren, fourteen great-grandchildren, and nine great-great grandchildren; her nieces, nephews, and their families.  She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, John Gillispie Otts.

Pallbearers will be grandsons and nephews – Bobby Otts, Billy Joe Otts, Derek McKissick, Brent Otts, Johnny Otts, Scotty Mills, Michael Otts, and Wesley Otts.

Condolences to the family may be posted at hollandfuneraldirectors.com.  Those who cannot attend may view the service at 12 noon, Saturday or anytime thereafter by going to hollandfuneraldirectors.com/livestreaming.

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May 28, 2022

10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Holland Funeral Service (Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland, Tupelo)

Funeral Service

May 28, 2022

12:00 PM
Holland Funeral Service (Sadie Holland Memorial Chapel of Holland, Tupelo)

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