Lloydell Welford "Poppy", born in Humboldt, TN, made his transition from time to eternity December 18, 2020. He attended Stegall High School and Lane College. Lloydell relocated to Gary, IN in 1952. He was an avid hunter, fisherman and bowler. He was awarded several bowling trophies as tall as his wife. He retired from U.S. Steel after 43 years of service as a supervisor in the Coke Plant and Instructor/Trainer for Gas Line Maintenance Apprenticeship Program. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charlie and Creola Welford, four sisters, three brothers, and great-grandson Abram Kyng McDonald. He leaves to cherish his memory, loving wife of 68 years, Johnnie "Faye"; two daughters, Deborah and Bernita; two granddaughters, Shalonda and Nicole; one grandson, Freshman (Taja) Williams; eight great-grandchildren, special great-grandson Larry Donte', ShaVonte', Daryn Jr., Ke'leica, Freshman Jr., Jorryn, Stacie and Sire; one sister, Elizabeth Robinson; Godson, Marc (Cynthia)Drayton; special niece, Jeanette Davis and a host of family and friends, Rev. Regan E. Robinson and the St. John Church Family. Visitation and Funeral Service will be Saturday, December 26, 2020 at St. John Baptist Church 2457 Massachusetts Street Gary, IN. Public visitation will be 9:00am – 11:00am and immediately followed by private family funeral service at 11:00am. COVID precautions will be adhered to. Mask are required to attend Visitation and Funeral Service.
Published by Post-Tribune on Dec. 23, 2020.