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Retha Mae Welch

September 25, 2025 June 7, 2015
Retha Mae Welch
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Gainesville, FL - Retha Mae Welch began her basic education in Alachua County and pursed higher education by obtaining ��her Licensed Practical Degree in Nursing. In 1945 she met and married Andrew Welch, the love of her life. They located to Philadelphia and lived there for many years. After retiring, they returned to Gainesville and were owners of their very own Safety Cab Business. She enjoyed entertaining and cooking for family and friends. Preceding her in death: husband, Andrew Welch; 4 sisters, Viola Sanders, Beatrice Alexander, Ida Bell Johnson, Mathel Williams-Owens; 4 brothers, Fred Williams, Lee Williams, Ferman Williams, Walter Williams; step brother, Meddie Williams; Survivors are: brother, Leroy Brown, Jr., Gainesville, FL; 2 sisters, Alberta Brown, Sarasota, FL and Ester Watson, St. Augustine, FL; step daughter, Lucille Miles, Gainesville, FL; 3 foster children, Ernest Daniels, Philadelphia, PA, Shelia Daniels, Gainesville, FL, Deborah Lucky, Philadelphia, PA; special niece and caretaker, Gloria McElveen-Campbell, Sanford, FL; 9 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, and a host of nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends ��

Service:

11:00 a.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015

Female Protective Society Temple ��12610 NW 39th Avenue Gainesville, FL Rev. Clifford Patrick, Presiding ��



Visitation:

3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Friday, June 12, 2015

Pinkney-Smith Funeral Home���� 727 NW 2nd Street Gainesville, FL ��

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