|Birth: ||Apr. 24, 1937|
|Death: ||Nov. 25, 2000|
Daughter of Clinton Edwin Welch and Rosie Estelle Hodges.
Sister of Betty Jean Welch and Edwin Lynn "Eddie" Welch.
Wife of Ted Roy Atkins, Jr. They were married on August 8, 1953.
Mother of Sharon Ann Atkins, Diana Dell Atkins, Sandra Sue Atkins and Mark Wade Atkins.
The following obituary was published in The Paris News on Monday, November 27, 2000:
Nelda Faye "Nell" Welch
Nelda Faye "Nell" Welch Atkins, 63, of Granite Shoals died Saturday, Nov. 25, 2000, in Kingsland.
Services will be at 4 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, in Fry and Gibbs Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Jerry Moore officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Vernon Cemetery at Maxey. The family will receive friends from 6 to 7 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Mrs. Atkins was born April 24, 1937. She married Ted Atkins Aug. 8, 1953. She earned a L.V.N. degree in 1974 graduating with honors and made the highest grade in the state of Texas on state board licensing examination for L.V.N.
She earned an R.N. degree in 1974, graduating with honors and was a member of Mensa.
She is survived by her husband; by her children and sons-in-law and daughter-in-law; Sharon and Peter Bradt, Diana and Jerry Reed, Sandra and Paul Green and Mark and Peggy Atkins; grandchildren, Sarah Bradt Van Loan, Mitchell Catlett, Andrew Bradt, Kendra Bradt, Zack Green, Leila Green, Laura Atkins and Benjamin Reed; great-grandchildren, Samantha Van Loan, Josephine Van Loan, and one great-grandchild on the way.
She was preceded in death by her father, C. E. Welch, her mother, Rosie Estelle Hodges Welch, a brother, Eddie Lynn Welch, and a sister, Betty Jean Welch.
She really loved to read, to learn, to do crossword puzzles, to garden, to talk to her husband, and children, to play with her grandchildren. She loved a good joke, and forgave so easily. She never missed an opportunity to tell someone she loved them. She loved spending time talking with residents at the nursing home. She was an excellent nurse, admired by all who worked with her and the residents loved her. She felt she was doing God's work when she was nursing. Quick to smile and laugh, a friendly word for everyone. She said, "We're all doing the best we can to get by, we're all in this together so we might as well try to help each other along with a smile or a friendly word.
C E "Ed" Welch (1907 - 1984)
Rosie Estelle Welch (1912 - 1994)
Ted Roy Atkins (1936 - 2012)*
Mount Vernon Cemetery
Created by: Dennis Alan Deel
Record added: May 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19201172