Mrs. Welch was born in Chatham County on March 19, 1925, the daughter of William and Mabel Lane Brewer.
Virginia was the oldest living member of Brush Creek Baptist Church, and a member of the Bessie Gilbert Sunday School Class. She was also a former Choir member. She retired after many years at Kellwood as an Inspector. Virginia was a hard worker, who loved working in her yard, and was always laughing. She cherished her time with her family, and was a wonderful, loving mother. Her kitten, Abby, whom she adored, was always by her side. In addition to her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Billie Newton Welch, and sister, Mary Catherine Brewer.
She is survived by her daughter, Janice Catherine Welch of the home.
Memorials may be made to Brush Creek Cemetery, Inc., c/o Judy Lane, 45 John Lane Rd., Bear Creek, NC 27207.
A graveside service will be held on Sunday, February 5, 2023 at 3:00 PM at Brush Creek Baptist Church, 5345 Airport Rd., Bear Creek, NC, with Rev. Ed Lowder officiating. The family will receive friends after the service at the cemetery.
Smith & Buckner Funeral Home is assisting the Welch family.
Online condolences may be made at www.smithbucknerfh.com