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Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Jessye Lee Welsh Passing

KINGSPORT — Jessye Lee Welsh, 93, of Kingsport, went to be with the Lord on Monday (Jan. 5, 2009) at her home.
She was a loving mother and grandmother. She was a member of the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church. She loved volunteering her time helping others.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wiley and Maggie Campbell Watterson; her husband, Elroy Welsh in 1995.
She is survived by her son, Walter Wagstaff of Kingsport; her granddaughter, Jacqueline M. Copridge of Wichita , Kansas.; great-grandson, Ashton Copridge of Wichita, Kansas.; brother, Richard Watterson and wife, Barbara of Johnson City; a host of nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be held on Friday from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Bethel A.M.E. Zion Church in Kingsport. Funeral services will follow with Elder Charles Hawkins officiating.
Entombment services will be held following the funeral service at Oak Hill Memorial Park.
The staff of Oak Hill is honored to serve the family of Jessye Lee Welsh.
An online guest registry may be signed at
Oak Hill Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.