Mary Sue Welch
April 16, 1937 -
June 7, 2019

Visitation

June 11, 2019
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Service 

June 12, 2019
1:00 PM

Interment

Obituary

Funeral service for Mary Sue Mitchell Welch, age 82, of Fayetteville, TN will be conducted at 1 PM on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Burial will follow in the Rose Hill Cemetery.

Sue was born on April 16, 1937 in Fayetteville, TN. She was a graduate of Fayetteville Central High School. Mrs. Welch worked as a Farmer, was an Administration Assistant with the Department of Defense, and worked as a tax preparer with H & R Block. Sue made sure to stay busy, she served on the Board of Directors with Farm Credit Services of Mid-America, and AgriBank. She enjoyed reading, traveling, and worked with the 4-H Club of Lincoln County. Mrs. Welch also served on the board of the Lincoln County Fair Association, the Lincoln County Planning Commission, and was Chairman of the Board with Rose Hill Cemetery Association. Sue passed away on June 7, 2019 at her residence.

Survivors include her son, Jefferson (Jennifer) Welch of Pittsburgh, PA; daughter, Phylis Welch of Gainesville, FL, grandchildren, Jessica (Michael) Shell, Amanda (Brad) Olshenske, Trey Welch, Brendan Helt, and Jeramie Welch; and great-grandson, Benjamin Shell, and Alexander Shell. Sue was preceded in death by her parents, George Bomar and Bessie Sylvester Kent Mitchell-Bomar; husband, Philip Welch; and a brother, James Henry Mitchell.

Visitation with the family will be from 5 PM until 8 PM on Tuesday, June 11, 2019 at Higgins Funeral Home. Memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, P.O. Box 1000, Dept. 142, Memphis, TN 38101-9908 or the Tennessee 4-H Foundation, at https://www.tn4hfoundation.org/donate/.

Higgins Funeral Home is honored to be serving the family of Mrs. Mary Sue Mitchell Welch.

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19 Comments

  1. John Schmitt

    I also served with Sue on the AgriBank Board. Sue was such a sweet and caring lady, I always looked forward to visiting with her at meetings. And while I know she cared about the business we were in, I always felt that she cared even more about the people she served with. I am saddened to hear of her passing.

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  2. Tom Payne

    I had the pleasure of serving with Sue on the AgriBank Board id Directors. In addition to being a wonderful board member, she was an exceptionally caring, sweet person. She showed that caring to my wife Alice and I when I was having parts changed in my ticker. She brought smiles and happiness to all of us. I feel her smiling now. Hugs Sue. Doctor Tom?

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  3. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Jeff and Phylis. Sue ( and your Dad, Phillip) were so good to us and our children when we started showing sheep in the 4-H program. We developed a good friendship and always appreciated their love and nurturing spirits. We were so blessed to be associated with such a gracious Southern Christian lady as Sue. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

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  4. Bobby Thomas Jr.

    Phylis,
    You and your family have our deepest sympathy and we are sending prayers your way during this difficult time.

    Bobby and Keri Thomas

    Reply
  5. Mike & Tamara Brooks

    Phylis and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  6. Karen Gilliam

    Sue was the ultimate lady! I always admired her. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ms. Sue was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed spending time with her at the Lincoln Co Fair grounds. My prayers are with the family during this sad time. May God provide peace.

    Reply
  8. Christy ONeal

    Mrs. Sue was the epitome of a True Southern Lady. She will be missed by so many! Many should strive to be like her!

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  9. Julie M Schwarz

    Phyllis, I am so very sorry about your mother. I know you will miss her very much! You have my deepest sympathy at this terrible time of loss.

    Reply
  10. Donnie Jacobs

    Phylis, I am sorry to hear of your Family’s loss. My prayers are with you and your family

    Reply
  11. Laura Kouns Radvan

    Nana Sue, you were a light of sunshine to all of Phylis’s friends. We are so lucky to have had you play a part in our lives.

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  12. Lorie Berrick

    Words cannot express my sadness and love for your mom. I am truly blessed and honored to have had her, and you all in my life. Nana Sue was truly one of a kind, a selfless, beautiful and gracious! We will always be Nana Sues Pittsburgh family,and cherish every single memory! She will forever be in our hearts! Godspeed, and GodBless NanaSue! ?

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  13. Becky and Winston Morris

    Phylis, we are very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Reply
  14. Jeanann Smith

    So very sorry for your loss, Phylis. I know she was your ‘best friend’ and you have many, many memories to help you through this difficult time. Prayers and hugs, my friend.

    Reply
  15. Connie Compton

    I’m so very sad to lose my friend, and am so sad for my good friend Phylis and her family’s loss. What a beautiful person Sue was. I will miss her. God bless you all?❤️?

    Reply
  16. Bettye Quick

    Jeff and Phylis, we had good times with your Mom and Dad! She will be missed. Love you both. Eulus and Bettye Quick

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  17. Mike & Jeanie Hyde

    Phyllis, we are sorry for your loss. I thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

    Reply
  18. Helen Smith

    My sympathy is extended to the family. Classmate of 1956

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  19. Helen Smith

    So sorry, lost a classmate. My sympathy is extended to the family.

    Reply

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19 Comments

  1. John Schmitt

    I also served with Sue on the AgriBank Board. Sue was such a sweet and caring lady, I always looked forward to visiting with her at meetings. And while I know she cared about the business we were in, I always felt that she cared even more about the people she served with. I am saddened to hear of her passing.

    Reply
  2. Tom Payne

    I had the pleasure of serving with Sue on the AgriBank Board id Directors. In addition to being a wonderful board member, she was an exceptionally caring, sweet person. She showed that caring to my wife Alice and I when I was having parts changed in my ticker. She brought smiles and happiness to all of us. I feel her smiling now. Hugs Sue. Doctor Tom?

    Reply
  3. Wanda and Bob Williams

    Jeff and Phylis. Sue ( and your Dad, Phillip) were so good to us and our children when we started showing sheep in the 4-H program. We developed a good friendship and always appreciated their love and nurturing spirits. We were so blessed to be associated with such a gracious Southern Christian lady as Sue. Our love, Wanda and Bob Williams

    Reply
  4. Bobby Thomas Jr.

    Phylis,
    You and your family have our deepest sympathy and we are sending prayers your way during this difficult time.

    Bobby and Keri Thomas

    Reply
  5. Mike & Tamara Brooks

    Phylis and Family:

    We are so sorry to hear of your mother’s passing. Please know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this time and in the days ahead.

    Reply
  6. Karen Gilliam

    Sue was the ultimate lady! I always admired her. Please accept my sincere condolences.

    Reply
  7. Kim Halcomb Cowart

    Ms. Sue was such a sweet lady. I enjoyed spending time with her at the Lincoln Co Fair grounds. My prayers are with the family during this sad time. May God provide peace.

    Reply
  8. Christy ONeal

    Mrs. Sue was the epitome of a True Southern Lady. She will be missed by so many! Many should strive to be like her!

    Reply
  9. Julie M Schwarz

    Phyllis, I am so very sorry about your mother. I know you will miss her very much! You have my deepest sympathy at this terrible time of loss.

    Reply
  10. Donnie Jacobs

    Phylis, I am sorry to hear of your Family’s loss. My prayers are with you and your family

    Reply
  11. Laura Kouns Radvan

    Nana Sue, you were a light of sunshine to all of Phylis’s friends. We are so lucky to have had you play a part in our lives.

    Reply
  12. Lorie Berrick

    Words cannot express my sadness and love for your mom. I am truly blessed and honored to have had her, and you all in my life. Nana Sue was truly one of a kind, a selfless, beautiful and gracious! We will always be Nana Sues Pittsburgh family,and cherish every single memory! She will forever be in our hearts! Godspeed, and GodBless NanaSue! ?

    Reply
  13. Becky and Winston Morris

    Phylis, we are very sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Thoughts and prayers to your family.

    Reply
  14. Jeanann Smith

    So very sorry for your loss, Phylis. I know she was your ‘best friend’ and you have many, many memories to help you through this difficult time. Prayers and hugs, my friend.

    Reply
  15. Connie Compton

    I’m so very sad to lose my friend, and am so sad for my good friend Phylis and her family’s loss. What a beautiful person Sue was. I will miss her. God bless you all?❤️?

    Reply
  16. Bettye Quick

    Jeff and Phylis, we had good times with your Mom and Dad! She will be missed. Love you both. Eulus and Bettye Quick

    Reply
  17. Mike & Jeanie Hyde

    Phyllis, we are sorry for your loss. I thoughts and prayers will be with your family.

    Reply
  18. Helen Smith

    My sympathy is extended to the family. Classmate of 1956

    Reply
  19. Helen Smith

    So sorry, lost a classmate. My sympathy is extended to the family.

    Reply

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