Daphne Williams Welch, 95, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020 at Autumn Care Nursing Home.


Daphne was proud of her family and the time spent with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She worked for the Moore County Schools Food Services for over 20 years.  Daphne was a daughter of the late Bryant Williams and Mary Hussey Williams and was preceded in death by her husband Russell and two siblings.


Daphne is survived by sister: Lavina Baughn son: Johnny Welch and wife Gloria;  grandchildren: Alana Pennington and husband, Danny, Andrea Owen and husband, Mark, Shelley Greene and husband, Kyle; 5 great grandchildren; many nieces, nephews and friends.


Graveside service 1:00 PM, Monday, December 28, 2020 at  Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church, where she was a long time member, with the Reverend Darrell Williams officiating. 


The body will lie in state from 2:00 to 5:00 PM, Sunday, December 27, 2020 at Kennedy Funeral Home.


Memorials maybe made to Pleasant Hill United Methodist Church Cemetery Fund, 1595 North Moore Road, Robbins, NC 27325 


Kennedy Funeral Home is serving the Welch family.


Condolence on line at pinesfunerals.com


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  1. My deepest sympathy to all of you. I always enjoyed visiting with her when she was at Lavina’s. She always was so sweet & enjoyable to talk to.

  2. Prayers for the family!! Daphne was such a sweet lady!! Growing up in Pleasant Hill UMC, she was always there and smiling, giving everyone support and love!!

  3. Prayers for the family. Daphne was a very special lady, she always had a smile on her face and she always spoke well of other people. She will surely be missed because she was one of a kind!!

  4. Johnny and family, we were grieved to learn of your loss of Mrs. Welch. I loved her the first time I met her at Highfalls. She was always so kind and nurturing as well as being a constant encouragement. She uplifted my spirit and the children each day we had the pleasure of being in her presence. She is greatly missed. May God cradle you all in His loving arms in your grief for this great lady now and in the days to come. God bless you. We love you. Bruce and Kim Williams

  5. To the family: You are in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss.
    Harold, Pat, & Misty Clark
    Psalms 116:15

  6. Johnny and family, Steve and I are very sorry to hear of her passing. Our prayers are with you. Steve and Dianne Byrd, Pinebluff, NC

  7. She rests in the arms of her Lord. She was a very sweet person and loved her family and her Church.
    My deepest condolences to her family.
    Pastor William Saunders

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