Shirley Loretta Welch, age 81, passed to her heavenly home on Thursday, June 6, 2019.

Mrs. Welch was born on June 29, 1937, in Jasper County, MS. She was employed at Wal-Mart as a cashier supervisor prior to her retirement. She was a member of Moss Church of God, First Church of God Laurel, and West Laurel Baptist Church.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Otis Boone and Ercell Baughman Boone.

She is survived by her husband, Leon Welch of Laurel; two daughters, Sherry Buckhaults Musgrove (Howard) and Marsha Yoder (Joe); two brothers, Charles Boone (Fay), and Roger Boone (Brenda); one sister, Betty Windham (Lex); two grandchildren, Joel Buckhaults (Lacy) and Laura Jones (Steven); and four great grandchildren, Jack and Marla Buckhaults and Chloe and Grayson Jones.

Visitation will be held at Memory Chapel on Sunday, June 9, 2019, from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. Graveside services will be on Monday, June 10, 2019, at 10 a.m. at Moss Memory Gardens. Rev. Shannon Slover will officiate.

Pallbearers will be Reed Windham, Jack Buckhaults, Joel Buckhaults, Steven Jones, Charles Boone, and Jeffrey Boone.

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