In Loving Memory of Sam Welch, Jr.
November 2, 1933 - January 31, 2021
On November 2, 1933, in Crystal Springs, Mississippi, Sam Sr. and Ida
blessed with a son, who they named Sam Welch Jr.
Sam completed his early education in Crystal Springs, Mississippi. He
at an early age. While Sam was on his dying bed, he confessed that he
In the early 1950s, Sam met and married his wife, Georgia Welch. To
this union, two
children were born. Sam moved his family from Mississippi to Los
Angeles, California, in the early 60s. Sam worked as a truck driver and a
mechanic to support his family.
He was loved by many and in 1995 his beautiful wife, Georgia Welch,
was called home
to be with the Lord; during that difficult time, Sam helped raise his
he loved dearly. Two of Sam's favorite hobbies were fixing cars and
Sam's loved ones that preceded him in death were his wife Georgia
Welch, his parents
Sam and Ida Welch, two grandsons: Marshawn and Mark Burns Jr.; his
and one brother.
Sam leaves to cherish his memories his son Melvin Jones Sr., and
Welch, his grandchildren: Tahmel (Dulce) Jones, Shameka (Jamal) McCoy,
and LaNesha Burns, Candis (Corlen) Slaughter, Melvin Jr., and Marlin
Jones, and Esme
Jones, a village of great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and friends.
Sam also leaves
behind a very dear friend, Mary Clinton. Mary was not only a close
friend to Sam, she
was his caregiver. Sam always mentioned he had the best caregiver
anyone could ask
for. When Sam's health started to decline and he couldn't do anything
anymore, Mary, you stood tall, the bond shared with Sam was
unbreakable, Sam and
the family would like to say, "Thank You for all you have done."
Rest-in-Heaven Sam Welch, aka daddy and grandpa until we meet again!