Mildred Louise Constantineau

August 20, 1928 - January 13, 2022
Mildred Louise Constantineau

Mildred Louise Watts Constantineau of Wilmington, NC, passed away on Thursday, January 13th, 2022, after a long life filled with love and laughter.

Louise, known to most as “Nanny”, was born in Wilmington on August 20th, 1928, to Charles and Luvada “Sissy” Watts. She was proceeded in death by her parents and her three sisters, Margie Watts, Mabel Knighton, and Ruby Jarrell. Though it broke her heart, she was also proceeded in death by three of her children: Wayne Constantineau, Sue Green, and Barbara Jones. Her sole surviving child, Kathy Klutz, was her caretaker in her later years and was by her side to the very end.

Nanny’s pride and joy was her family, and she had plenty of it: her four children gave her ten grandchildren, nineteen great-grandchildren, and three great-great-grandchildren. She also loved dearly all of her many nieces and nephews and their children, and all the many in-laws.

Louise grew up in Wilmington, in Spofford Mills, and attended New Hanover High School. She worked for many years in the textile industry, at Timme Corporation and Remington Apparel.

Nanny never drove (and we were all safer for that fact), but she was always ready for a trip or a ride around town. Many memories were made at family weddings and reunions where she was on the dance floor with the ones she loved. Music was another joy for Louise, and she’d listen throughout the day while reading her books and playing her video games.

Everyone who knew her loved her sassy sense of humor. She was feisty. She was witty. She was sarcastic. She was just downright funny. She was happiest when she was laughing and making everyone else laugh, too.

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  • January 14, 2022
    Mike Salisbury says:
    I was blessed to have known Ms. Louise for approximately 30+ years. She was a fine lady, good friend and I know she is in heaven with Jesus Christ our Lord. I will miss her here on earth, but I know I will see her again in heaven. Love you Ms. Louise and will see you up there. We love you.

  • January 14, 2022
    Candi Tineo says:
    Aunt Louise, as we fondly called her, was a huge part of my extended family for over 50 years through the Knightons. We were always treated like family. Our hearts are heavy for those who grieve, yet i rejoice knowing she is seeing so many others gone before her. Til we meet again, rest sweet lady

  • January 14, 2022
    Corliss says:
    Sweet Lovely Louise. How you will be missed. I know you are now enjoying your new adventure. Many prayers to your family and friends. My most heartfelt condolences to all of you.

  • January 14, 2022
    Debbie Bowen Divers says:
    Kathy I am so sorry for the loss of your mother. It’s the hardest thing I have ever done! God bless you and your family during this sad time. Love, Debbie Divers

  • January 14, 2022
    Ryan Klutz says:
    I am so very sorry for your loss. Every recollection I have of her was that she was charming, hilarious, and full of life.