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Hilna Knight Welch

Hilna Knight Welch, 91, of Ellisville, Mississippi, died Thursday, December 06, 2018 peacefully at her home in Ellisville, Mississippi. She was born Friday, January 14, 1927 in Jones County, Mississippi.

Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 9, 2018 from 1:00 PM until 2:00 PM at Salem Heights Baptist Church in Laurel, Mississippi. Funeral Services will be held Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:00 PM at Salem Heights Baptist Church and the Burial will follow in Big Creek Cemetery. Bro. Brent Benson and Bro. Howard Parker will officiate. Ellisville Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. (601) 477-3797.

Hilna was a loving, wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great grandmother and aunt. She was an active member of Salem Heights Baptist church. She was employed for forty plus years at Reliance (Laurel Garment Factory) as secretary. Her hobbies included sewing and quilting, spending time with her family and friends.

She was preceded in death by Virgil Knight (Father), Linnie Mae Knight (Mother), Lawrence Cliff Welch (Husband), Donice Knight (Brother), Gayle Knight (Sister-in-law).

Survivors include sons, Mike Welch (Deborah) and Tommy Welch; Grandchildren Wendy Smith (Carroll), Chris Welch (Amber), Whit Welch (Erica); Great-grandchildren, Caroline Smith, Kate Smith, Dylan Welch, Brenley Welch, Macie Welch, Mollie Welch; nieces, Kim Knight, Donna Polson (David), Shelly Bryant, Katie McMillan (Chase), Lyndsey Bryant, Matt Parker and a host of other nieces and nephews.

Pallbearers will be Carroll Smith, Chris Welch, Whit Welch, Hank Shaw, Kevin Shaw and Kevin Lucas.

A very special thank you to Forrest General Home Health and Hospice, niece Edith Strickland and Ellisville Funeral Home.

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Hilna Knight Welch
January 14, 1927 - December 6, 2018




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