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Shirley (Cole) Welch
May 23, 1947 ~ August 23, 2022 (age 75) 75 Years Old
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Shirley Welch, 75, of Timpson, Texas passed away on August 23, 2022, in Longview, Texas. She was born on May 23, 1947, in Charleston, West Virginia to the late James and Opal (Shepherd) Cole. A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 pm on September 11, 2022, at Messiah Baptist Church, Timpson, Texas officiated by Bro. David Lawhorn.
Shirley grew up in Charleston, West Virginia where she graduated high school from Charleston High School. She eventually settled in Timpson, Texas and raised her family. Shirley loved her church and church family. She was active in ladies bible study and was the Sunday school secretary. She enjoyed puzzle books and watching westerns in her spare time. Shirley quit smoking in 2003, that one of her greatest accomplishments and was very proud. She spent a lot of time reading her bible, her favorite verse was John 3:16. Shirley was a special mom, daughter, Grandma, and Great-Grandma. She will be greatly missed by all who knew her.
Shirley is survived by her daughters, Nancy Welch of Timpson, Tx., April McCloy of Bridgeport, WV., and Lenora Buzzby of Charleston, WV.; brother, Steven Cole of Charleston, WV.; grandchildren, Mickile Welch, Roselynn Welch, Jennifer Welch, Christina Samples, Jeffery Harless, Daniel Mitchell, Heather Welch, Mellissa Woody, Christopher Woody, Morgan Nicole McCloy, Dustin Paul McCloy, Payton Buzzby, and Colton Buzzby; and 10 great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by her daughter, Sharon E. Welch.