February 5, 1953 - February 10, 2021
Brenda Joy Welch Watts, 68, completed her earthly journey and went home to her Lord on February 10, 2021. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on February 5, 1953 in Little Rock, AR, to the late Elmer Welch and Hazel Welch. Brenda was a member of Hillside Baptist Church in Holcomb, MS. She was retired from Blauer Manufacturing in Oxford, MS, where she had many friends. Brenda enjoyed gardening, reading and taking trips to Petit Jean Mountain. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family that she loved more than anything. Visitation is planned for Saturday, February 13, 2021, in the Gardiner Room at Seven Oaks Funeral Home from 10:00 AM until 12:00 Noon. Services will immediately follow in the Henry Chapel of Seven Oaks with Bro. Jerry McNeer officiating. Burial will be at in Sparta Cemetery in Holcomb, MS, along side her daughter Denise on Saturday February 20, 2021 due to weather. Her grandsons, Ricky Kitchens, Jay Michelletti, Casey Vance, Peyton Byrd, Dillion Wood, Josh Byrd and Kameron Lovelace will serve as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are nephews Greg Freeman and Jamie Freeman. Brenda is survived by three daughters, Stacy Lynn Helton and Donna Orsburn (Chuck), both of Oxford, MS, and Felicia Gillespie (Marty) of Olive Branch, MS; a sister, Lounette Freeman (Marvin) of Holcomb, MS, and a brother, Dennis Welch (Tammie) of Pope, MS. In addition to her wonderful grandsons serving as pallbearers, she is also survived by her beautiful granddaughters, Jinnifer Sheppard, Brittany Vance, Kali Davis, Jodi Michelletti and Katie Jo Kitchens, along with six great grandchildren, Adam Sheppard, Zoie Sheppard, Aiden Vance, Evie Byrd, Kylee Davis, and Everly Davis, as well as grand number seven arriving this spring, Baylea Jo Kitchens. She is also survived by a host of nieces and nephews that held a very special place in her heart. Along with her parents, Brenda was preceded in death by her daughter, Denise Welch Wood, her sister, Martha Welch Bell, her brother, George Henry Welch and her adored great grandson William Lane Kitchens. Seven Oaks Funeral Home’s number one priority during these unprecedented times, is the health of our staff, our families, our visitors, and our community. With this in mind, we are adhering to guidelines set forth by the CDC, Gov. Tate Reeves, and the Mississippi Department of Health. At this time, we are asking everyone to support the limited gathering and visitation policies mandated by our government officials, which include a maximum of 50 people in the funeral home, or alternate place of service, at one time for visitations and funerals. We are also asking everyone to comply with the required social distancing space of six feet, as well as advising against intimate contact such as, hand-shaking, hugging, and kissing. Use of face masks is also mandatory.
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