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Helen "Sis" Welch was born September 19, 1923 to Lawrence and Effie Wyrick. Helen passed away April 28, 2017 at Harper Mills Nursing Home in Beckley, WV. She attended First Christ United Methodist Church in Abbs Valley, VA.
She was preceded in death by her husband Harold Welch and son Rick Welch. She is the last member of the Wyrick family.
She loved to travel and spend time with her friends the Golden Girls. They ate everyday at Eva Catron's Café. She was a Church of God secretary for 22 years.
Those left to cherish her memory include her two daughters, Shirley Harman and husband Kirk of Mt. Hope, WV and Dedra Cox and husband Ty of Abbs Valley, VA; three grandchildren Paula Gallimore and husband Ron of Gray, Tennessee, Lori Hudak and husband Jason of Beckley, WV and Jeff Cox of Abbs Valley, VA; her beloved great granddaughter Jessica Gallimore of Gray, Tennessee; several nieces and the staff of Harper Mill Nursing Home who truly became her friends. Their care and concern for her well being was unprecedented.
A service to celebrate her life will be held Monday May 1, 2017 at 1:00 pm at the Rodriguez Funeral Home in Pocahontas, VA with Rev. Donnie Farmer officiating. The family will receive friends on Monday May 1, 2017 from 11:00 am to the hour of service at 1:00 pm. Interment will follow at Grandview Memory Gardens in Bluefield, VA. Pallbearers will be family and friends.
In lieu of flowers the family ask that donations to be made to the activity fee for the Harper Mills Nursing Home in Beckley, WV.
For more information, or to have the funeral home pass along your condolences, visit www.RodriguezFuneral.com.
Published on April 29, 2017
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