- 79 years old
- Date of birth: Jul 26, 1932
- Place of birth:
olive hill, Kentucky, United States
- Date of passing: May 31, 2012
- Place of passing:
troy, Michigan, United States
|always remember the stories, the laughs, the memories of my dad, your papaw, your brother, your uncle...your friend.|
This memorial website was created in the memory of my dad who was loved by his amazing family and friends. We will cherish all the stories, the math problems, and all the memories of the family events that he attended
"Thank you Roger for making my mother, Ana Welch so happy while you were together! I have such fond memories of you and Ana dancing at Liz and John's wedding. You two were amazing dancers, and you were always smiling. Your jokes and sense of humor were unique! The Welch family misses you very much, but we feel very blessed to have had you touch our lives. With love, Jan"
"Jolly, when I arrived at your house for the first time back in 1962, I was so scared, you went out of your way, in your usual gracious way, to make me feel at ease as I went on to meet all the rest of the family for the first time. I have always enjoyed and appreciated the many times you, Audrey and Kevin came to visit us. I will miss your jokes and smile. I loved you like a brother. Lill"
"We are all saddened to learn of the passing of Jolly. He was a true joy to take care of and will be missed and never forgotten. Sincerely,
"My Sweet Uncle Jolly,
As the years went by our love for you grew stronger and stronger. My heart hurts missing you, then the memories, the good times of having such a wonderful Uncle fill my mind. We are so blessed and thankful to have you in our lives. Loving you with all my HEART !!!!! Robin"
"I must admit I never met Roger but I do know his son and when someone says " The acorn does not fall to far from the oak" it had to pertain to Roger. The oak must have passed along all of his attributes and work ethics to the acorn. GOD BLESS YOU ROGER. VAYA CON DIOS"
"My thoughts and prayers to all the Burchetts. Jolly was first cousin to my father, Ford."
"Just a wonderful soft soul. Uncle Jolly was such a good person and I will always cherish the moments we had together throughout my life. He tought me so many things, the games we played, the times he tried to confuse me with his mathematical equations, talked for hours upon hours and most of all was there for me when I most needed him. You will greatly be missed in my heart. Love always."
"Jolly was a first cousin of my mother, Madge Burchett Miller. I can remember visiting Aunt Ola and Uncle Wilford and all the family when they lived on Big Perry. Jolly was always so happy and had a lovely smile. I always admired all the love among the brothers and sisters -- such a close knit family. Edna and I extend our deepest sympathy, love and prayers to all the family."
"Oh, so many memories with papaw.....from the first time I met him when I was in high school to my wedding day to the birth of his two granddaughters to all the family gatherings....one thing I will always remember about him is that he always had a smile on his face...and that is an image I will hold in my heart forever."
"I was so blessed to have such a special Uncle. I will always love and miss you!"
"Dear Jolly, you were an amazing big brother to us. You lived a good, honest life; you adored your family; and you earned the utmost love and respect from us. You out shined us all with your wonderful positive attitude, that youthful skin, and, oh, how we all envied those beautiful full lips of yours! And, we will never forget to "think thin"! Will miss you so much. Love.."
"And finally I cry, heart swelling up in my chest, aching inside pulling in a breath. He has an influence on 'my being' and I can only hope not to be a disappointment. He observed when I thought nobody knew, he quietly approached...very unassuming...but in an encouraging manner. Taking it in, without a smile raising an eye brow when surprised but never the less thinking,...concerned, hoping"
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