November 24, 1936 - August 26, 2018
Annie Jo (Slaton) Welford, age 81, passed away on August 26, 2018. She was born on November 24, 1936 in Boaz. She graduated from Boaz High School in 1955. After receiving has associates degree from Snead, she went to work for Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville. Annie Jo was soon introduced to and married a young engineer from Lucedale, Mississippi. They lived in Huntsville for over 30 years. After becoming a mother to a baby girl, Annie Jo worked as the secretary for Bethany Baptist Church for approximately 2 decades and later retired as a receptionist for Adtran. She and her husband then moved to Lake Guntersville. During retirement Annie Jo enjoyed caring for her grandchildren, gardening and cooking for her family and friends. She was a faithful member at the First Baptist Church, actively serving on fellowship committees, and participating in the senior adult ministry. She volunteered as a reading buddy at Guntersville Elementary School, was a member of Colony Garden Club, and loved cooking and serving meals to neighbors of Room In the Inn. Following her husband's death in 2004, Annie Jo enjoyed traveling within the States and abroad accompanied by her dearest and oldest friends. Many people have been blessed by her life of cheerful service. Annie Jo was preceded in death by her husband of 44 years, Gordon Dale Welford; one brother, Charles Slaton; and her parents Luther Slaton and Burma Lois Tucker. She is survived by her daughter, Karen McDonald (Roark); her sister, Ora Lou Wiesenmaier (Bernie); and three grandchildren, Calla, Beverly and Ford McDonald. It is Annie Jo's written wish that as you think of her and miss her, demonstrate it with a kind deed or word to someone who needs you. The family welcomes memorial donations to Room In the Inn.
Annie Jo (Slaton) Welford, age 81, passed away on August 26, 2018. She was born on November 24, 1936 in Boaz. She graduated from Boaz High School in 1955. After receiving has associates degree from Snead, she went to work for Redstone Arsenal... View Obituary & Service Information
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