Bennie Bernice Welch, age 80, of Conway, went to be with the Lord, Monday, Nov. 1, 2021.
She was born Jan. 16, 1941, in Anadarko, Okla., to Eugene Melvin Fry and Addie Berdina Caldwell Fry.
Ms. Bernice was preceded in death by her spouse, Howard Cephas Welch; sons, Wayne DeWitt and Frank Gerald "Jerry" DeWitt; daughter, Lisa Renee Wimberly; brothers, Tom Fry, Bud Fry and Melvin Fry; sister, Barbara Smith; grandson, Daniel DeWitt; and her parents.
Ms. Bernice worked as a nurse's aide and also in school lunchrooms. She loved to play bingo, shopping for clothes, watching channel 11 and her art.
Ms. Bernice is survived by her sons, Harold James DeWitt (Rebekah) and Terry Lynn DeWitt (Nancy); daughters, Rhonda Gail Kuykendall (Cary) and Melisa Dawn Stone; grandchildren, Jim DeWitt, Ridge Davis, Luke Wimberly, Getulio DeWitt, Misty DeWitt, Logan Cullum, Emily Stone, Skeet Wimberly, Chad Starr, Tabitha Pearce, Daphne Skinner and Greg Kuykendall; great-grandchild, Savannah DeWitt; her sister, Beverly Groe (John); nieces, Teresa, Tina and Janette Whitaker (Dewey); and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5, 2021, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway. Visitation is from 6 to 8 p.m. today, Nov. 4, 2021, at Roller McNutt Funeral Home in Conway.
Burial will be in Crestlawn Memorial Park.
Online guestbook available at www.rollerfuneralhomes.com/conway.