Audrey Jean Bell Walsh, age 84, of Lawrenceville, GA went to be with her Lord on June 8, 2013. Audrey was a long time member of First Baptist Church of Atlanta and currently a member at First Baptist Church of Snellville. Audrey was a graduate of Georgetown College. She was truly a devoted, loving wife, mother, and grandmother to her family. Audrey was preceded in death by her loving husband of 48 years, Walter Edward Walsh. She is survived by son, Dale Walsh of Marietta, GA; daughters & sons-in-law, Sheryl and Steve Roix of Grayson, GA; Sheila and Ken Gilbert of Lawrenceville, GA; grandchildren, Jerdon Bennett, Ashley Gilbert, Austin Gilbert, Evan Gilbert, Hope Walsh, Brooke Walsh, and Shelley Roix. Also surviving are her brother and sister-in-law, Orion and Barbara Bell of Louisville, KY; sister, Barbara Brown Smith, of Madison, WI. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel with Rev. Guy Priester officiating. Entombment will follow at Floral Hills Memorial Gardens in Tucker. The family will receive friends from 5:00-8:00 pm, Tuesday, June 11, 2013 at Wages & Sons Gwinnett Chapel, 1031 Lawrenceville Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA 30046, 770-277-4550. Online condolences may be expressed at

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  1. I got acquainted with Audrey through working with the Joyful Sound Senior Adult Choir at First Baptist Snellville, and then when she took over as sign language interpreter. She was a special lady and loved her family dearly—she talked about you all every time I would deliver the Sunday music to her. She always wanted the music ahead of time so she would be prepared for Sunday morning service. So sorry for your loss, but so happy for her gaining heaven and being in the presence of Jesus—and Walter.

  2. Richard, James, Jennifer, Larissa and I wish to express out sympathy to you all at this time. A godly parent and grandparent is a blessing from the Lord. She must have been a lovely person and an example of how life should be lived. Georgeanne Davidson

  3. I remember Audrey and Walter showing much kindness and love for my children. Their ministry to the deaf at 1st Baptist blessed my family. In recent years I have had the privlege of observing Audrey as a supportive grandmother. Heaven will now benefit from her quick smile and passion for serving others.

  4. Many people cross our paths in life, but few become true friends. Audrey’s friendship was genuine and even when we were 250 miles away we still kept in touch. She will be greatly missed in my life.

    She loved Jesus; she loved Walter; she love her children; she loved her grandchildren; and she loved her friends. It was my honor to know her.

  5. The first time I ever saw someone ministering to the deaf through sign language was when I saw Audrey Walsh at First Baptist Atlanta. I was so touched to see how she used her talents to serve others. She was a very kind and lovely woman.
    With deepest sympathy ,
    Lynne and Bill Warren

  6. Your mother was such a sweet lady, always had a nice smile and so friendly. I know you will miss her, but be comforted that she is with her Lord & Savior. My sincere sympathy to you & family.

  7. Audrey was the best neighbor I ever had. When she was living here, we talked every single day; in person or on the phone. I felt I have known her my entire life. It gave me so much pleasure to be able to go over to help her when she needed me. I know she loved me and she knows how much I love her, and I will miss my awesome friend forever.

  8. I am so sorry for your loss. Mrs. Walsh was a very sweet spirited lady. Praying for the whole family to experience the peace of the Lord that is beyond all understanding.

  9. I remembered when I met Audrey Walsh at Atlanta Rehabilitation Center on Memorial Drive in Atlanta. She was my best interpreter in Clerical training class.

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