Claudette Watts Camp
A Mother, A Sister, Grandmother, Great Grandmother, An Aunt, and A Friend.
I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith: Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing.” 2 Timothy 4:7-8.
Claudette Watts Camp moved to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 15, 2023.
Born and reared in Wilcox County, she was the sixth of eight siblings of the Simon and Valerie Watts family of Coy, Alabama. She was predeceased in death by her parents, her husband, Roscoe Davidson Camp, her five brothers, James, Simon, Jr., Harold, Edward, and George Watts and one sister, Dr. Vivian Watts DeShields.
A proud graduate of Camden Academy, Camden, Alabama, Mrs. Camp received a Bachelor’s degree in Music and English from Alabama State University, and a Master’s degree in Education and Library Science from UAB. She taught at several schools throughout the states of Alabama and Florida before moving to Birmingham, where she served as Librarian at Wenonah High and Parker High schools, Youth Librarian at Avondale Regional Library, and On-line Instructor in the Library Media Program at the University of West Alabama. Her strong faith and spiritual guidance were nurtured by her membership at New Vision Christian Church.
Though active in many professional and civic groups, her main interest was family. She was a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. and she loved books, playing Scrabble, editing papers, working with computers, and solving puzzles. She and her sisters collaborated and published a book on the extraordinary life of their mother entitled, Mama’s Journey: A Gift to Future Generations, with a Foreword by Attorney Fred Gray of Tuskegee, AL.
Mrs. Camp is survived by her daughters, Angelique Camp, Durham, NC, Monique Camp, Birmingham, AL, and Veronique Camp Montgomery, (Edward) Atlanta, GA; one sister, Dr. Geraldine Watts Bell (Milton) Birmingham; Grandchildren, Caitlin Camp and Kaya Camp of Alabaster, and Tristan and Gianni Montgomery of Atlanta; Great grands Corinne and Niema, Alabaster, AL; Nieces, Mia Bell, Birmingham, Valencia Camp, Capitol Heights, MD; nephews, Roderick Camp (Karen) Springfield, VA, Patrick Camp (Gina) Discovery Bay, CA, Dominique Camp, Clinton, MD, Dr. Carlton Bell (Tamara) San Antonio, TX; Harrison DeShields III, (Andrea) Minneapolis, MN; Andre Watts (Dr. Sabrina Renee) Atlanta, GA; Edward Watts, Jr., AIA (Amy) Aurora, NY; Jon Watts, P.E., (Andi, P.E.) Aurora, NY; George Watts, Jr., Lansing, Michigan; grand niece, Ashley Bell Gray; grand nephew, Brandon Bell, Birmingham; and Sisters-in-Law, Dr. Lydia T. Watts, Grand Island, NY. And Mrs. Patricia Camp, Washington, D.C.