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John Henry Welcome, Jr., 46
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John Henry Welcome, Jr., 46, of Elizabeth City, N. C. died Tuesday, Dec. 24 at Sentara Heart Hospital in Norfolk, Va., after a brief illness.
He was born in Franklin, N.H., on May 31, 1967 to John Henry Welcome, Sr. and the late Dorothy Anne Young Welcome. Mr. Welcome served 22 years in the United States Coast Guard and retired as a Senior Chief Petty Officer. He was Morale Administration Officer-Assistant Director at the Coast Guard Base in Elizabeth City.
In addition to his father, Mr. Welcome is survived by two daughters, Kayla Christine Welcome and Cyndee Nicole Welcome; a sister, Kimberly Anne Miller; two brothers, Matt B. Welcome and Joshua David Welcome; and his girlfriend, Jenny Wells.
A memorial service was held Friday at the Wings of Faith Memorial Chapel at the Elizabeth City Coast Guard Base officiated by Pastor Johnny Barber and LCDR Edward Bass.
Twiford Funeral Home, Memorial Chapel, 405 E. Church Street, Elizabeth City is assisting the Welcome family. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.twifordfh.com.
Southern Standard
(McMinnville, Tenn.) Dec. 29, 2013