In Loving

Irma Faye Welch

July 24, 1949 – April 29, 2021

Irma Faye Welch was born to Percy and Doreatha Stokes on July 24, 1949 in Nash County, NC.  She was the first grandchild of John and Flora Dawes who raised her from birth until they died.  She was educated in the District of Columbia Public Schools and attended J. Sargeant Reynolds Community College.

Irma accepted the Lord Jesus Christ as her savior and was a member of The St. Paul’s Baptist Church, Refiners Life Stage.

Irma was married to Henry Cephus Welch II and that union yielded the gifts of Henry Cephus Welch, III and Donya Renee Welch.  She is succeeded in death by her Mom and Dad – Percy and Doreatha Stokes, brother – Michael Stokes, Grandmother and Grandfather – John and Flora Dawes, Aunt – Gilda Brown, and Uncles- Elias & Frederick Dawes.

Irma is survived by her son, Henry Welch III (Pumpkin), her devoted daughter Donya Renee Welch (Stephen), her grandchildren Lavelle Jamal, (devoted Prince), Jazmine Ayanna-Moe’t, Adriauna Monique-Marie, Jalah Janae and a great-grandchild, Brixton Armani.  She also leaves behind her devoted sister/cousin – Dorothy Ann Hamilton, Aunt – Elizabeth Dawes and Uncle – Paul Dawes (Lucy); devoted friends, Pamela Johnson, Martha Washington-Lynch, Veronica (Ronnie) Sewell and Veda Suggs-Essilfie and a host of relatives and friends.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at Affinity Funeral Service, 2720 Enterprise Parkway, Richmond, VA 23294.

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Memorial Service


Affinity Funeral Service- Richmond Chapel


Thursday, May 6, 2021


10:00 am

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