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Amanda “Mandy” Lee Bissell Watts

Amanda “Mandy” Lee Bissell Watts, age 37, of Fort Smith, formerly of Mena, passed away on Monday, September 21, 2015 at the Peachtree Hospice in Fort Smith. She was born on Monday, November 28, 1977 to Samuel Leon and Belinda Lee (Thomas) Bissell in Mena, Arkansas.

Mandy was a loving mother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend. She was very kind hearted and got along with everyone she met. She went to Acorn High school until she was 17, and then got her GED, but throughout school she was in the Gifted and Talented program. Her favorite past-times included hanging out with her friends and family, listening to music, riding motorcycles, and enjoying the night sky. She spent a lot of time reading when she was younger, and also loved animals; cats, not so much.

She is preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Sam Bissell and Naomi (Bissell) Self; maternal grandparents, William and Betty Thomas; aunt, Pam (Thomas) Wise, and her cousins, B.J. Thomas and Allen Harper, also by her sister in law Cecilia “CC” Bissell.

Mandy is survived by her parents, Sammy and Belinda Bissell of Acorn; her grandma, Sue Bissell; her daughter, Morgan (Bissell) McAdams of White Hall; son, Andrew Watts of Mena; brother, Samuel “Basil” Bissell Jr. of Mena; her niece, Brooklyn Bissell of Talihina, Oklahoma; a sister-in-law Shanna Bissell of Mena; and a host of other relatives and friends

A memorial service will be held Friday, October 2, 2015 at 10:00 A.M. at the Bowser Family Funeral Chapel with  Brother Victor Rowell officiating.  Cremation services are entrusted to Bowser Family Funeral Home in Mena, Arkansas.

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