She was born April 9, 1964, in Rabun County to Jimmy Andrew and Shirley Mae Watts, and she was a lifelong resident. She enjoyed her church family and attended Persimmon Church of God. She worked at Savannah Street Café for many years. Anita was a loving mother, wife and was a very caring person.
In addition to her father, she was preceded in death by a son, Michael L. Hooper Jr.
She is survived by: her mother, Shirley Mae Watts of Clarkesville; her devoted husband, Michael Lester Hooper Sr.; a daughter, Jessica Hooper Garner and husband Russell of Lakemont; three brothers and their wives, Michael and Linda Watts of Cleveland, Tony and Kelly Watts of Mount Airy and Cody and Kimberly Watts of Cornelia; three nephews, Tyler Watts of Mount Airy, Josh Watts of Cleveland and Dustin Watts of Clarkesville; and a great-nephew, Hunter Watts of Cleveland.
Funeral services were held Sunday at Persimmon Church of God with the Revs. Teddy King and Glenville Nichols officiating. Burial followed at Bethel Cemetery, Tiger.
Donations in Anita Kaye Hooper’s memory may be made to the Sid Weber Memorial Cancer Fund, P.O. Box 485, Rabun Gap, GA 30568.
Beck Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. An online guestbook is available at http://www.beckfuneralhome.com.
The Clayton Tribune, March 22, 2012