Sylvia Marie Welch, 60, a native of Terrebonne Parish and a resident of Houma, LA, passed away peacefully at 7:53 p.m. on Friday, March 13, 2020.
She is survived by her daughters, Victoria, Demetria and Ericka Welch; three grandchildren; one great granddaughter; brothers, Alfred and Jack Welch, and Roy James; sisters, Patricia Turner (Israel), Naomi and Stacy James; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her daughter, Lakisha Welch; parents, Charles and Pearly Branch Welch; brothers, Clemmond Williams and Robert Branch; sister, Betty Welch; paternal grandparents, Charlie and Victoria Welch; maternal grandparents, Albert Branch and Evelyn Matthews.
In an effort to comply with the CDC recommendations to cancel/postpone events with 50 or more people for 8 weeks, and imploring people to stay home and limit social interaction, no public funeral services will be conducted at this time.
For individuals still wishing to view the body, a walk-through viewing will be conducted from 9:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. on Friday, March 20, 2020 at Greater St. Matthews Baptist Church, 183 Smith Lane in Houma. Burial will follow in Crescent Farm Cemetery.
The family appreciates your understanding and thoughtfulness during this most difficult time.
Arrangements entrusted to Jones Funeral Home of Houma.
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