Bryson "Grady" Welch
Published: May 16, 2018
Bryson "Grady" Welch, 10, of Springdale, died Sunday, May 13, 2018 at Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock. He was born August 22, 2007 in Crestview, Florida. Grady was a 4th grade student at Shaw Elementary School.
Grady was a one of a kind person. He either liked you or he didn't. If he did, his smile would melt your heart and his eyes would twinkle with love. Everyone who came in contact with him would take away the knowledge that he was something special.
Grady did things Grady's way. He was a challenge to all the medical staff at ACH where he was a lifelong patient. He did nothing by the book. Grady always had a smile for everyone. He showed so much love through his smile and always wanted to cuddle.
He is survived by his mother, Andrea Lampe-Welch; his father, Kenneth Welch; one brother, Dawson Welch of the family home; one sister, Brooklyn Welch of Defuniak Springs, Florida; grandparents, Andrew and Alice Lampe, Howard and Rebecca Welch; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.
Grady's Celebration to Heaven will be from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, at Shaw Elementary School and open to all families and children. There will be games for kids including ball playing, which was Grady's favorite thing to do, along with a balloon release at 7 p.m. and chalk painting on the sidewalk. Final goodbyes and viewing will begin at 7:15 p.m. Grady loved to play and the family thinks this would be a great tribute to him. A funeral service will be 9:30 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Tontitown. A lunch reception will follow at Fellowship Bible Church in Lowell.
Memorial contributions may be made to either the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Arkansas Children's Hospital or the Ronald McDonald House.
This is not a time of sorrow but a celebration of a special little boy that God sent down to earth to brighten and touch everyone he met. He enjoyed life to the fullest.
Arrangements are with Heritage Funeral Home, online guestbook at www.heritageofnwa.com.
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