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Welch, Helen Kersey

Mrs. Helen Kersey Welch, age 99, of Jackson, died Tuesday, March 15, 2011 at Westbury Medical Care Home. She was born Nov. 29, 1911 in Jackson to the late Ammon and Kelly Bennett Kersey. She was a member of First Baptist Church of Union Point. Mrs. Welch loved her family and enjoyed cooking and baking. She is survived by a sister, Margaret Stephens, of Jackson; brother and sister-in-law, Charles and Shirley Kersey, of Jackson; grandson, Professor Jim Sisson, of Macon; son-in-law, Henry Sisson, of Union Point; special niece, Gail Hurst, of Jackson; special sister-in-law, Frankie Kersey, of Jackson; sister-in-law, Ruth Elliot, of Jackson; several nieces and nephews. Mrs. Welch was preceded in death by her husband, Wilson Welch; daughter, Linda Welch Sisson; three sisters, Judy Lofton, Mary O’Neal, and Sue Kersey; and four brothers, Rogers Kersey, Jamie Kersey, Bob Kersey, and Van Kersey. Funeral services were held Friday, March 18 at 2 p.m., in the Chapel of Sherrell Funeral Home with Professor Jim Sisson officiating. Interment was at Worthville Baptist Church Cemetery. The family received friends at the funeral home from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday evening. Those who wish may sign the online guest registry at www.sherrellfh.com. Sherrell Funeral Home was in charge of the funeral arrangements.