Lois Wade Welch born in Armuchee, Georgia on August 10, 1933, the daughter of the late Luther and Lura Wade, died on June 14, 2022, in Rome, Georgia.
Lois graduated from Armuchee High School in 1950. She married Audley L. Welch in 1951 and they were married for 47 years until his death on July 26, 1999.
She was employed by Southern Bell and Courts & Co. in Rome, Georgia before moving to Smyrna, Georgia in 1964 where she was employed by AT&T until retiring in 1989. In 2001 Lois moved back to Lindale, Georgia where she lived until her death. She was a member of the Lindale Church of Christ.
She was proceeded in death by her one brother, L B Wade and her three sisters, Vivian Touchstone, Clara Lingerfelt and Carolyn Mull. Also, proceeding Lois were nieces Kay Scott and Deanna Wright and nephew Milton Wade, great-nephews Stephen Corbin and Scott Bulber and her sister-in-law Opal Scott.
Lois loved her family and is survived by her two sons and their wives, Barry & Leila Welch of Tampa, FL and Kimbal & Dorene Welch of Charlotte, NC and by her five grandchildren: Christopher Welch, Benjamin Welch, Jennifer Welch Shapiro (Seth), Alexander Welch (Bree’) and Maria Welch, and by her two great grandchildren: Ione Shapiro and Aurelia Shapiro. She also had nieces, nephews and “chosen children” and their families, whom she loved.
Lois has chosen Henderson & Son of Lindale for a simple cremation with no formal memorial service and no floral remembrances please, instead she requested that everyone, “just stay close to your loved ones.”
Henderson & Sons Funeral Home, South Chapel, makes this announcement for the family.