Katherine Welch Obituary

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Katherine Netterville Welch

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Katherine Netterville Welch (Sweet Mama), 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 03, 2011 . She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Thomas and Jennie McCraine Netterville of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and by her brothers, Rush E. Netterville, M.D., Charles Netterville, Robert L. Netterville, Dick Netterville, William Netterville, and Fred H. Netterville. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Alonzo D. Welch, her sister Mary Howell, her three daughters, Rosalind Seabrook and Mary Cooper of Madison , Mississippi , and Kanet Thomas of Westlake Village , California , by her sons-in-law Doug Cooper of...
Katherine Netterville Welch (Sweet Mama), 89, passed away peacefully at her home on Wednesday, August 03, 2011 . She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles Thomas and Jennie McCraine Netterville of Wilkinson County, Mississippi, and by her brothers, Rush E. Netterville, M.D., Charles Netterville, Robert L. Netterville, Dick Netterville, William Netterville, and Fred H. Netterville. She is survived by her husband of 69 years, Alonzo D. Welch, her sister Mary Howell, her three daughters, Rosalind Seabrook and Mary Cooper of Madison , Mississippi , and Kanet Thomas of Westlake Village , California , by her sons-in-law Doug Cooper of Madison and James Thomas of Westlake Village , California , and by her seven grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren. Katherine was born on December 6, 1921 , in Wilkinson County , Mississippi , attended Lipscomb University in Nashville , received her B.A. degree from the University of Mississippi and her M.A. degree from Mississippi College . She taught in the Memphis and Jackson public schools and also served for many years as dietician for Sunnybrook Children's Home in Ridgeland. She was a member of the Madison Church of Christ. All who knew her loved her wit, her wisdom, and her warmth. She fulfilled the role of family matriarch in grand style and will be deeply mourned and sorely missed. She was in declining health and was ready to meet her Lord, to whom she has gone home at last. Open visitation is from 6:00-8:00 p.m. on Friday, August 5, at Wright and Ferguson in
Ridgeland. A private family service will be held on Saturday with interment at the Natchez City Cemetery later that afternoon. Pall bearers will be her three grandsons, Patton Seabrook, Shayne Haseloff, and Nathan Thomas, and five nephews, Rush E. Netterville, Richard Netterville, Hunter Howell, Charlie Netterville, and Howard Netterville. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Sunnybrook Children's Home, P. O. Box 4871, Jackson , Mississippi 39296-4871 .

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