Published 12:00 am Friday, May 29, 2009
Eunice Wynnette Tucker Welch went to be with the Lord May 25, 2009, after a long and bravely fought illness. Preceded in death by her loving husband, James Edward Welch, Sr., she was the daughter of the late Nettie Lillian Holley Tucker and Horace Henry Tucker. She was born in Luverne, Alabama, on October 22, 1928, in her grandmother’s house on Jeffcoat Street, and she died at her home near Rutledge. She was 80 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 11 am Wednesday May 27, 2009 at Chapel Hill Baptist Church with Rev. Mike Moses officiating. Interment followed in the church cemetery with Turner Funeral Home of Luverne directing.
Wynnette Welch was an avid genealogist who many people went to for help in tracing their lineage. Descended from Scottish ancestors, she was a member of the Mayflower Society, the Daughters of the American Revolution, and the Daughters of the Confederacy. She was a direct descendent of Stephen Hopkins of the Mayflower.
A son, William Henry Welch, Sr., preceded her in death. Surviving are three children and their spouses: Mary Lucy McGuffey (Charles), of Seale, Al.; Susan Hope Krysak (Bill), of Columbus, Ga.; and James Edward Welch, Jr., (Gena), of Luverne. Her grandchildren are Emily Welch, Leah Grimes, Alex Davis, William Welch, Mayo Welch, Hope Daniels, and Greg Welch. She also leaves behind daughter-in-law Sherry Welch Morgan, several great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and cousins.
A special thank-you from the family to Martha Foster, who she considered a dear friend and the sister she never had. The family wishes to also thank Alacare; the Greenville Dialysis Center; her caretakers, Betty Morrison and Vivian Pippins; and all the other wonderful people who helped her through the years.
She will be missed greatly by all, including her faithful dogs, Foxy, Maggie, Baby, and Jack.