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Michael D. Welch, 64

Michael D. Welch, 64, of Huntersville, went to be with the Lord unexpectedly on November 29, 2012. He was born in Mecklenburg County on July 25, 1948 to the late Berlin and Pearl Welch.

He is survived by his wife Shirley Richards Welch; daughter, Kimberly Barnette and husband Timothy; brothers, Bobby and wife Jeanette, Jackie and wife Paulette, and Ray Welch; sister, Teresa Holland and husband Sandy; grandchildren, T.J., Logan and Hannah; and God daughter Danielle Mingus.

Mike was a hard working roofing contractor of thirty years. He was a loyal, devoted husband who loved and adored his wife Shirley. He loved the Lord and the children of the family. His sense of humor was contagious. His presence will be forever missed.

Memorials may be made to Hospice of Lake Norman, 705 Griffith St. Suite 203, Davidson, NC 28036.

A funeral service will be held at 3:00 Monday, December 3, 2012 in the chapel of James Funeral Home, 10520 Arahova Dr., Huntersville, with Rev. Jack Homesley officiating. Visitation will be 2:00-3:00 prior to the service. Burial will follow at Mt. Zion Community Cemetery.

James Funeral Home is serving the family. www.jamesfuneralhomeLKN.com

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