It is not always possible to pay respects in person, so we hope that this small token will help.
A gift to your family, sparing them hard decisions at an emotional time.
Our Experienced Staff
Each of the staff members at Welch Funeral Home is committed to providing your family with the finest in personal end-of-life care. In fact, for years, it’s been comforting for area families to know that we are available to help at any time of the day or night.
When a loved one dies, all you need to do is make one phone call. From that moment on, we’ll take on the responsibilities of the physical care of your loved one, and the emotional care of those left behind.
Please take a few minutes to get to know our funeral home staff. We’re sure you’ll find each of us to be all that you would hope for in a trusted funeral professional.
|John W. Welch II, Funeral Director / Owner|
A Northern Neck Native with over 55 years experience. He apprenticed with Joseph W. Bliley Company, Richmond; Employed by the former Sanford Funeral Home, Montross (Subsequently purchased by Welch); Founder of Welch Funeral Home; purchased the former T.D. Marks Funeral Home in 1992, which is now the Marks Chapel and was relocated to Haynesville, Va. Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer.
|V. Wade Wilkins, Funeral Director / Manager|
Northern Neck Native, 35 years experience; Monument craftsman and monument sales specialist; Ordained Baptist Minister; Funeral Home Chaplain and manager of Welch Funeral Home, Montross Chapel. Licensed Crematorium operator.
|J. Paul Welch II, Funeral Director / Owner|
Northern Neck Native; 25 years experience; Apprenticed with Woody Funeral Home, Richmond and Welch Funeral Home; Licensed Funeral Director and Embalmer; Co-owner and General Manager of Welch Funeral Home, Manager of Marks Chapel,Warsaw/Haynesville. Licensed Crematorium operator. Former President of the Independent Funeral Homes of Virginia. Former Board member of the State Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers. Married to the former Julie Germain in 1990. Father to Emma Douglass Welch and John W. Welch III.
|Amaris Thomas, Funeral Service Licensee|
Amaris joined the Funeral Home in January of 2013. She has completed over 3000 hours of training and is now a licensed Funeral Director/Embalmer. She also is a certified crematory operator. Amaris has impressed us all with her attention to detail and care for families. We are so lucky to have her as part of our family was well.
|Lenna Daiger, Office Manager|
Lenna joined our business is the fall of 2015. Her business knowledge and kind way with families is a wonderful addition to our funeral home family. We are blessed to have her.
|John Dunn, Funeral Assistant/Monument Specialist|
John joined the Funeral Home in 2004. He is a Funeral Assistant, helping families through the entire process. John is also a Monument Specialist and oversees Monument lettering and setting. John is an important part of our caring for families.
|James Bryant, Funeral Assistant/Crematory Operator|
James joined the Funeral Home in 2015. He assists families after the loss of a loved one. He assists in the setting of monuments. James is also a Certified Crematory Operator and oversees our Crematory. James is important in caring for families we serve.
|Ann Rubio, Funeral Service Intern|
Ann joined the Welch family in April of 2017. She is currently a licensed funeral service intern, and will be taking online classes through the Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science. Ann most recently worked with Riverside Hospice as a Bereavement Counselor. She will add a layer of aftercare to our family of caring professionals. Ann wants to initiate regular grief counseling sessions to help those suffering after a loss.
|Christine Jones, Part time office assistant|
Christine has helped us on a weekly basis in our office in Montross. She oversees Montross Chapel bookkeeping and handling of accounts.
|Ruth Packett, Part time office & Funeral assistant|
Ruth has been with us since the closing of her business in Montross. She helps us on a regular basis in the office & on funerals and visitations.