Marion Barnett Welch born February 24, 1933, in Malverne, Arkansas to the late Maude, and Buster Barnett as one of seven siblings, leaving to mourn one sister, Carolyn. Marion married the love of her life, the late Roy Welch Jr, and to their union two children were born, a loving son, Gregory (Pumpkin), and a loving daughter, Melva L. Welch (Sissy).
Marion and her children relocated from New York City to Cleveland, Ohio after the passing of her husband Roy, in June of 1981 to be near her sister Ruth to raise her children.
Marion was educated at Munroe Business College in New York, she worked as a master Butcher at Slon's supermarket, and when she relocated to Cleveland, she worked for the VA Visiting Nurse Association where she remained until she retired after 26 years of service.
Marion affectionately known as "MA" to those who knew and loved her, was a loving woman with a quiet spirit and a soft-spoken voice. She was a true friend to many and a matriarch of her neighborhood where she always extended kindness, encouragement and a watchful eye to all she knew in love and anyone she met in passing.
Marion "MA" Touch the lives of so many and will be truly missed.
On Tuesday, October 19, 2021 God called our mother to her final restful sleep. She leaves to cherish her memory her son, Gregory; daughter, Melva; six grandchildren, Gregory Junior, Jessica, Antonio Baqi, Ashley (David), Davina whom preceded her in passing, and Shaun ; ten great-grandchildren, Angel, Bruce, Johnell, Amor, Antonio Junior, Domiyon, Tyler, Dajia'Nique, Maddie and Leah-Marie; she also leaves many devoted relatives, Maude (Stuff), Frederick (Junior), Able Hudson Jr. and Keisha; sister by their heart, Mary Williams, and son of the heart, Billy Williams Sr. Marion will be missed by a host of friends.
Rest Mom "MA",
until we meet again we love you.
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