Debra Lynn Welch

August 16, 1962 ~ January 27, 2019 (age 56)
Debra Lynn Jenkins Welch, 56, of Roanoke, was born August 16, 1962, and passed away unexpectedly in her home on Sunday, January 27, 2019.

She was a graduate of Patrick Henry High School and graduated with honors from Dominion Business School. She was a devoted wife, mother, sister, daughter, and friend.
Debbie was employed many years with Attorney-at-Law, Mark Claytor and was currently employed at Blue Ridge Legal Services.

She was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, Willie M. and Rhoda Gray Hunley; parental grandparents, Daisy Miller Jenkins, Henry D, Jenkins, and step-grandmother, Mary Frances Jenkins; father, Ronald Allen Jenkins; father-in-law, Leo Welch; aunts and uncles, Joyce Hunley Correll and Alvis Correll, Rodney (Bud) Hunley, Sr., and Norma Jean Hunley; and cousin, Walter Lynn Underwood.

Debbie is survived by her husband, Glenn Welch; son, Taylor Welch; mother, Betty Lou Hunley Jenkins; sister, Rhonda Armsworthy; brother, Jon Christopher Jenkins; sister-in-law, Theresa Jenkins; aunt, Bonnie Underwood and family; uncle, Jimmie Hunley, Sr. and Gloria Jane Hunley and their families; nephew, Jacob Jenkins; nieces, Kristan Rake, Courtney Sigmon and husband, Matt, and Danielle Armsworthy; great-nieces, Amelia, Callie, and Scarlett; mother-in-law, Edith Welch and many other dear Welch family members; special friend, John Harding; and Debbie’s furry friends, Dixie and Pearl.

The family will receive friends Sunday, February 3, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m. at Lotz Funeral Home, 1001 Franklin Road, Roanoke.

A celebration of Debbie’s life will be conducted at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 4, 2019 at Lotz Funeral Home.
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