Helen Frances Bennett Welsh, 94, passed away on October 12, 2016 at her residence surrounded by her loving family. Frances was born on December 21, 1921 in Yancey County, NC to the late Martha Ray Bennett. Frances retired from Rexham as a loyal Executive Secretary, taking great pride in her contribution to the company. She was an organizing and charter member of Park Road Baptist Church. Frances was faithful, loving, courageous and a believer that all things are possible. She believed her guardian angel was always by her side. Frances is preceded in death by her husband of 66 years, Steve Sowell Welsh. She is survived by daughters; Sandra Newnan (Bill), Caroll Daggett (Ben) and Kay Allen (Jud); son, Steve Welsh, Jr; sister, Libby Cox; eight grandchildren; and seventeen great grandchildren. A service to celebrate her life will be held at 1:00 PM Saturday, October 15, 2016 at Park Road Baptist Church. The family will receive friends following the service in the narthex. Interment will be private. The family requests memorials are made to Park Road Baptist Church, 3900 Park Road, Charlotte, NC 28209, or to Hospice and Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East 7th Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Arrangements are in the care of Hankins & Whittington Funeral Service; please share online condolences at hankinsandwhittington.com .
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