Sister Deloris Jacobs Welch, 86, of Blackshear, transitioned to Heaven Saturday evening, August 13, 2022, at the Hospice Satilla Hospice House in Waycross, following a short illness.
Born May 10, 1936, in Pierce County, she was the second of six children of the late Eddie Willie and Dora Kate Barnes Jacobs. She lived all her life in Blackshear, was the valedictorian of the Lee Street High School Class of 1953, and attended Savannah State College. She was a longtime housewife and a weekly columnist for The Blackshear Times. Her column, Dee’s Corner, was a joy she looked forward to each week.
Joining Zion Missionary Baptist Church at a very young age, she remained active and dutiful to the tasks she was called to do, all while loving her church and church family. She had served as the Vice President for Missions, Chairwoman of the Welcome Committee, Church Reporter, Chairwoman for Pastor’s Appreciation, and faithfully attended Sunday School, Bible Study and church services.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Dolphus Welch; two sons, Thomas “Tony” Williams and Ellis Gregory Jacobs; a granddaughter, Cheyenne Jacobs and four brothers, James M. Jacobs, Curtis M. Jacobs, Oscar B. Jacobs and William C. Jacobs.
She leaves to cherish her memory, one son, Marion Dale Jacobs, Blackshear; one daughter, Alexis Moore, Blackshear; a granddaughter, Bridgette Myers, Blackshear; four great-grandchildren, Jayda Jacobs, Lauren Mitchell, Lariah Jacobs and Landon Jacobs; her sister, Katherine Jacobs Rogers, Blackshear; special nieces, Katrina Rogers, Monica Rogers and Eboni Rogers, all of Blackshear; daughter-in-law, Debra Jacobs, Blackshear; a bonus daughter, Toni Trody (Myra), Stone Mountain, GA; a sister-in-law, Faye Jacobs, Blackshear; an aunt, Francis Jacobs, Blackshear; step-children, Myra Miller, Mike (Pastor Cynthia) Welch, Dolphus Welch Jr. (Pastor Jackie), Wallace (Jean) Welch and Margie Taylor, all of Blackshear and a host of nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19, at the funeral home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20, from the chapel of Hart Funeral Home.
Interment will follow in the Shiloh Cemetery.
The family will be receiving friends during the week at Sis. Welch’s residence, 900 Ware Street, Apt. 1, Blackshear, GA 31516.
Sympathy may be expressed by signing online at www.hartfh.com.
Hart Funeral Home of Blackshear is in charge of arrangements.