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Ophelia M. "Ophie" Welsh

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WELSH Mrs. Ophelia M. "Ophie" Welsh, age 79, of Fernandina Beach, passed away on Friday afternoon, August 13, 2010 at Quality Healthcare of Fernandina Beach. After 21 years at CCA / Smurfit Stone, she retired in 1993. After retirement she continued baking her cakes, cooking and caring for others. She leaves behind, her husband of 59 years, John "J.J." A. Welsh, Sr., Fernandina Beach, FL, a daughter, Sandra J. Welsh (Rick Wyse), Yulee, FL, two sons, John A. Welsh, Jr., Fernandina Beach, FL, Paul D. Welsh, LaGrange, GA, a granddaughter, Megan (Billy), a grandson, John Ernest Welsh, two great grandsons, Billy Jr., Brantley, two brothers, a sister in law and fifty-six nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be at 12:00 noon, on Monday, from the Burgess Chapel of Oxley Heard Funeral Home with The Reverend Ida E. Iverson, officiating. Mrs. Welsh will be laid to rest at 9:00 am on Tuesday in Jacksonville National Cemetery, Jacksonville, FL. Her family will receive friends from 5:00 - 7:00 pm on Sunday at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Hospice of Northeast Florida, 4255 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32207 or Quality Healthcare of Fernandina Beach, 1625 Lime Street, Fernandina Beach, FL 32034. Please share her life story at www.oxleyheard.com OXLEY - HEARD FUNERAL DIRECTORS, Amelia Island, Fernandina Beach, Yulee, FL Please Sign the Guestbook @ Jacksonville.com

Published in the Florida Times-Union on Aug. 15, 2010
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