Obituary of Mitzi Lynne Watts Clinedinst
Mitzi Lynne Watts Clinedinst, 56, of Salem, passed away, Saturday April 3, 2021. Mitzi is survived by her daughter, Fujiko Clinedinst; sons, Garrett Clinedinst, Josiah Clinedinst and wife Shania, and John Watts V; grandchildren, Arya and Tzadkiel; brothers, John Watts IV and Bruce Watts and wife Ani; best friend, Toni Herron and her children who Mitzi helped raise, Bobby Caudle III, Susie Caudle, and Emma Sloane.
Mitzi was a 1987 graduate of Roanoke College. She then began work at the Achievement Center, then later within the Roanoke City Schools. She was a passionate educator but especially with special education. She spent most summers teaching the Upward Bound Program at Roanoke College until the program shutdown. She positively changed the lives of numerous people within the community.
Services will be held Friday, April 9, 2021 at 2 p.m. at Simpson Funeral Home Chapel. The family will receive friends 1 hour prior to service time. Arrangements by Simpson Funeral Home. (540)366-0707.