The Welch sisters’ celebration of life

ST. PETERSBURG – Hundreds upon hundreds of people came out to celebrate the lives of the Welch sisters: LaMour, 29, India, 24 and Tehira, 18, Fri., Aug. 14.  The evening was filled with song, dance and reflections.

Prayer Tower Church of God in Christ was standing room only with family, friends and those who just wanted to pay their respects to the family of the three angels that were called home.

Senior Pastor of Prayer Tower Ricardo Welch, First Lady Darlene Welch and Lillie Welch lost their three daughters in a tragic car accident Sun., Aug 9 on State Road 70 in DeSoto County.

Their father took to the pulpit and asked the crowd if they knew how to worship God, and if they had a relationship with Him.

“God demands, he requires us to worship him,” preached Welch. “My baby was a worshiper. God created her to worship. India was a worshiper. Tehira in dance was a worshiper. My baby LaMour, with her bossy self, she was a worshiper…she made sure that you did it right.”

He went on to say that he wouldn’t have wished this tragedy on his worst enemy, and because of God his girls were able to touch so many people. “God blessed them with me, but he gave them to y’all,” he said.

Welch thanked the crowd for lifting him and his family’s spirits.

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