Scarlet Watts McQuage, born May 18, 1959 in Tarboro, North Carolina, passed away on Wednesday, October 6, 2021 after a brave fight against an aggressive cancer. She is preceded in death by her husband Horace McQuage, her father Lacy Watts, her mother Edith Watts, her sisters Patricia Watts Andrews and Portia Watts Poole, and her brother Coleman Watts.
A memorial service for Scarlet will be held at 2:00 PM on Sunday, October 17, 2021 at the home of Ashley and Leslie Taylor, 1342 Raccoon Branch Road, Tarboro, NC 27886.
She is survived by her sister Darkas Watts Adams of Tarboro, her son Shane McQuage and his wife Ashley of Greenville, her son Logan McQuage, his wife Ashley, and their three children Caid, Jax, and Adeline of Zebulon, as well as nieces, nephews, and cousins in the family.
Scarlet was a loved woman who was very well known in her community. She became a teacher’s assistant at her sons’ school, Grifton Elementary, after being a parent volunteer for numerous years and she worked there for many many years after her sons completed their education there. She eventually became a teacher’s assistant at Lakeforest Elementary in Greenville and worked until she no longer was able to. During her time in education she touched the lives of many! Scarlet loved animals and she enjoyed crafting, catching up with friends in the community during her daily trips to the grocery store, playing Farmville and HayDay, and eventually spending time with her grandchildren who ended up being the light of her life.