Jane Potts

Jane Potts


Jane Elizabeth (Black) Potts, age 88, of 1104 West Williams Circle, Elizabeth City, NC, died peacefully on Friday, July 19, 2013 at her home.  Jane was the daughter of the late Lee S. and Gladys G. Black, and the wife of the late James Edwin Potts.

Jane married her husband of 60 years on February 8, 1948 in Miami, FL.  She was a life-long member of the Riverside United Methodist Church. To her lifelong friends, Jane was a caring and loving person.

Jane is survived by her three sons, James Lee Potts and his wife Reinhild of Soegel, Germany; Col. David Lionel Potts and his wife Sue Ann of Dornsife, PA; and Jeffrey B. Potts of Elizabeth City, NC; a sister, Patricia A. Black of Franklin, PA; six grandchildren, Michael A. Collini, Jeffrey Travis Elwood Potts, Megan Elizabeth Potts, Mallory Lynn Potts, Ryan Alexander Potts, and Taylor Danielle Potts.  In addition to her parents and husband, Jane was pre-deceased by a brother, Lee S. Black, Jr.

A graveside service will be held on Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:00 AM in the New Hollywood Cemetery with the Reverend Julia Webb-Bowden officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Riverside United Methodist Church on 1400 Edgewood Drive (PO Box 1693) in Elizabeth City, NC 27906 in honor of Jane.

Twiford’s Memorial Chapel, 405 East Church Street, Elizabeth City, NC, is in charge of arrangements.  You may sign the online register at www.twifordfh.com.


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  1. Joe and Kathy Kerekes

    Dear Mike, Cindy and family, We are so sorry for the loss of your grandma. We were happy we got to meet her on our trip to N.C. she was a special lady. It is never easy to lose someone you love and who is so important to you. Please know we are thinking of you and hope all the good memories you have of your grandma will help you to get through this tough time. She is at peace now and will look down from above and guide you through the rest of your life. Love Joe and Kathy

  2. C

    Dear Jimmy, David, & Jeff,
    your Mother was an awesome woman, I am so sorry to hear she has left us, but now she and your Dad are together again being the great couple they were here with us. Ever since I met your parents when I was two I have loved them as though they were my second parents, they always made us feel like we were part of your family. Please know my family has your family in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love to all,
    Cheryl & Hunter Wageli-Crandall

  3. Jenny Harris

    I am so sorry for the loss of a great lady. I will surely miss seeing her on that back pew in church. She was such a sweet lady. She is in God’s hands now and at peace.I am praying for Strenght for the days ahead. Keep the memories.That will always be special to us all. My heart is heavy right now, but God will move us forward. Love ya Jenny Harris

  4. with deepest sympathy from Al & Bea Wageli

    Our families have shared so much over the years and I am going to miss my best friend. Jane was such a warm and wonderful person. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
    Love Al & Bea Wageli

  5. Brandy Forsdick

    Dear Potts Family,
    We are so sorry for your loss. Ms. Jane was such a sweet lady & will truly be missed. Please let us know if you need anything.
    Randy, Brandy, Bailey & Gavin

  6. Randy, Leith, and Alix

    Aunt Jane was a wonderful lady and all of us will miss her. May you have the strength to make it through the difficult days that lie ahead. Our prayers and sympathies are with all of you.

    Randy, Leith, and Alix

  7. Michael Collini


    I miss you so much and words can explain how much you meant to me. You were the kindest, most caring, loving, incredible, strong Grandma anyone could wish for and I cherish the time we spent together. There is an emptiness in my heart now but I take solace that you are with Grandpa and Fatty. I know you know how much I loved you, but let me take this moment to say thank you for all you did for me.


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