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Celebrating the life of

Janey Orr Linton Welch

Passed away on March 08, 2020

Janey Orr Linton Welch

Janey Orr Linton Welch passed from this world on Sunday, March 8, 2020.

Born in Savannah on November 27, 1952, Janey was the daughter of Orise Donald (Jack) Orr and Hazel Boyette Orr. She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert George (Bobby) Linton and daughter, Kelli Suzanne Linton.

Janey was a faithful Christian and left this life full of hope in her resurrection. Her sweetness and warmth endeared her to all who knew her. She was devoted to her family and her shih tzu, Phoebe. She always had a smile to offer - even for a stranger. She treasured the simple things, like photographing the birds in her backyard, spending time with her grandsons, and sipping coffee and telling stories with her family.

Janey is survived by her mother, Hazel Orr;  her daughter, Katie Linton Pinder (Howard) of Philadelphia, PA; her son, Ocie (Chip) Welch IV; her beloved grandsons, Abel Winston Pinder and Wells Verne Pinder; her sister, Jan Brooks (Patt) of Athens, GA; her sister-in-law, Donna Linton Cowart (Larry) of Savannah; nephews, Adam Brooks of Athens; Andrew Brooks (Ashley) of Brunswick, GA; Robbie Gorman (Jessica) and Josh Cowart (Heather) of Savannah; niece, Dory Palmer (Ian); great nieces and nephews, Perry Ann and Drew Brooks, Owen and Arden Gorman, Maisie Rose and Muriel Cowart.

Special thanks to Hospice Savannah, Inc. and Coastal Care Partners for the dignity and compassion with which they cared for Janey in her final days.

A private burial will be held for the family with a memorial service to follow at Skidaway Island Baptist Church on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 3:00 p.m. The family will receive guests following the service in the church fellowship hall.

In lieu of flowers, remembrances may be sent to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Savannah.

 

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am so sorry to learn of Janey's passing. Our family will always remember her kindness and remember she and Bobby. They are now together.

- Lynn and Jimmy Rahn , Savannah, GA


So sorry for your loss of such a wonderful lady. May God be with you all.

- Charlie Broome , Eatonton Ga


We are thinking about you all with love.

- Lyn and Drew Hill, Athens, GA


Janie will be greatly missed. As a courageous and vibrant Christian, she overcame enormous challenges and disappointments. Jamie has been an example to us all of stability and tranquility found in her life in Christ.

- Tom and Suzanne Tippett, Opelika , AL


Mrs.Orr,Janice and family,I am so sorry to hear about Laverne.She was such an awesome person.I haven't been around her much since we were children,but I know she had such a sweet spirit and Loved the Lord. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Nancy East and Tom East Sr.

- Nancy L. East, Shelby, AL


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Prayers for grace and comfort for Janey's family. Friends of SHS class of 1970.

- Rebecca Starling, Tucson, AZ


In recent years, I have realized just how brief our lives on earth are. It never occurred to me, all those years ago, that I would be writing this note...for any of my friends from South Gardens Baptist Church and community. Janey, or “Verne” as I always called her, touched my life in so many ways. She always trusted that her belief in The Lord would make her life’s journey a memorable experience for her and everyone she touched. I pray for comfort and love to her family, for whom she lived. I know that Jesus, Bobby and Kelli were lovingly awaiting their reunion.

- Charlene Lanier Robider, Decatur, GA


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Sorry to hear about Laverne, she is with Linda now, cutting up and talking. My prayers are with you. Marion Gruber

- Marion Gruber,Jr, Savannah, GA


To the family, so sorry for the loss of Janey. She would always bring a smile when it was really needed. God Bless All.

- Brent Walker, Glennville, GA


So Sorry for your lost. Janie was a remarkable person and a Christian woman. She will be missed by all.

- Deborah Shealy, Savannah, GA


Was so sorry to see that Janey (Leverne) had passed. So some that i could not attend the service yesterday. I would have enjoyed seeing everyone. It has been along time since we have seen each other. If their is anything I can do,I will be more than happy to. I can be reached at 912 844 4747,this is my direct line. Best wishes to all.

- Bill Lee, Wilmington Island, Ga


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Was so sorry to see that Janey (Leverne) had passed. So some that i could not attend the service yesterday. I would have enjoyed seeing everyone. It has been along time since we have seen each other. If their is anything I can do,I will be more than happy to. I can be reached at 912 844 4747,this is my direct line. Best wishes to all.

- Bill Lee, Wilmington Island, Ga


Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200