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Peggy Joyce Welch was born March 13, 1932 in Troy, Alabama to the late Eva Mae Phenix and Alex E. Phenix. In her youth, family and friends would describe Peggy as a pretty, fun-loving girl. She adored her family and spent her entire life with her family near. She was a hardworking woman from a young age and worked at a variety of places throughout the years. In 1951, she married the love of her life, Bennett Welch. Together they raised two children and were married until his passing in 2004. She was a devoted member of Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia for many years until her health began to fade. During her time at Calvary, she assisted in the nursery and volunteered with the assisted living program, which she enjoyed. In her spare time, she enjoyed sun bathing, swimming, and spending time on the beach. Most of all, she enjoyed spending time with her family especially her beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Peggy Joyce Welch, 87, of Phenix City, Alabama passed away on September 21, 2019 at Columbus Hospice. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, and siblings, Joseph Phenix and Agnes Martin.
Survivors include her daughter, Deborah (Bruce) Conners of Orlando, Florida; son Stephen Welch of Phenix City, Alabama; siblings, Robbie Conway and Earl Phenix of Columbus, Georgia; grandchildren, Stephanie Prins, Shane Conners, Christopher Tate, Alisha Welch, Cassie Welch, Stevie Welch, and Jeff Prins; twelve beloved great-grandchildren and numerous extended family and friends.
A Memorial Service will be held 3:00 pm on Tuesday, September 24, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church in Columbus, Georgia.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to Columbus Hospice.
The Welch family is being assisted by Georgia Cremation, 7500 Veterans Parkway, Suite A, Columbus, Georgia 31909, 706-577-0055. The family invites you to leave a condolence or share a fond memory below.
Stacey Hawkins Robinson says
Love you all. I’m so thankful for the many years this beautiful lady remained with us. Many laughs I’ll always remember fondly, and those long ago visits to the Kiddie Shoppe in Columbus Square. She was so cool! Always styling in the newest & sharpest clothes with her hair in perfect place and the jewelry glittering. Such a very special lady I am proud to know as family. Rest in peace, Peggy. You will be fondly loved forever. Stacey & Family ❤
Brenda ward says
Peggy will be missed by all of her family! All my life there was Bennett and Peggy! Lord how
My mother loved and depended on them ! When there was any family function there they was having best times ! Bennett making us laugh as he told funny stories of other family members! Peggy trying to keep him in line! They are together with so many other family members that I miss so much!