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BABETTE (BABS) MCCULLEN WELKER Babs McCullen Welker, 61, of Wilmington passed away June 6, 2018. Babs was born September 13,1956 in Raleigh, NC, the daughter of the late Parker G. Harris and the late Elsie Lee (Bunny) Goodnite. She is survived by her husband Allen S. Welker; three sons: Chevis McCullen and wife Mindy, Christian McCullen, Chet McCullen and wife Sherri; sister Pamela H. Morris and husband Michael Morris; stepbrother Jerry Goodnite; stepsister Susan G. Espersen and husband Dave; stepbrother Alan Goodnite and wife Pat; nephew Jesse M. Barnes Jr. (J.J.). Five grandchildren and her four legged best friend, Harley. Babs has been a dance instructor for the last 28 years nationally and internationally since 1990. Babs owned and operated Babs McDance Social Dance Studio in Wilmington, NC since 2003. Babs was a very special person with a vibrant personality who always loved life and the joy it brought her in sharing her passion teaching people to dance! Ballroom and social dancing were passion. Babs, her students and family have performed at many events in Wilmington, in particular at the Wilson Center, Thalian Hall as well as countless performances and social dances at Babs McDance Social Dance Studio & Ballroom. Babs had such a charismatic personality she brought excitement and joy to everyone. She left her footprint on us all. Memorial Service will be held at First Christian Church, 2035 Oleander Drive, Wilmington, NC 28403, Saturday, June 16, 2018. Visitation with the family will be at 2:00 pm, and the service will follow at 3:00pm. There will be a "Celebration of Life" at Babs McDance Social Dance Studio, 6782 Market St, Wilmington, NC 28405 at 6:00pm. Please see details at In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or potted plants would be welcomed. Share memories and condolences with the family through
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Published in the Wilmington Star-News on June 13, 2018