Published 12:00 am Friday, September 11, 2009
Ida Bell Welch, 76, of 515 Kissimee Ave., Suffolk, died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009 at Sentara Obici Hospital. She was a native of Nansemond County and the daughter of the late Charlie White and Floridia Taylor White. She was also predeceased by her husband, Johnnie Welch.
She was a member of New Paul Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance, where she was a member of the Mother’s Board, Missionary Board, Pastor’s Aid and Willing Workers Club.
She leaves to cherish her memories one daughter, Audrey White, of Suffolk; two sons, Curtis White (Venora), of Suffolk, and Thomas White, of Lawrenceville, Va.; two sisters, Betty Goodman and Mary Alice Wilkins, both of Suffolk; one brother, William Wilkins (Deloise), of Newark, N.J.; a host of grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
A funeral service will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2009 at New Paul’s Temple Holiness Church of Deliverance, officiated by Pastor Catherine Skinner. Interment will be in Langston’s Cemetery. Crocker Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.