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Thereon D. Wells


Sunrise: May 29, 1939

Sunset: November 2, 2019

On Saturday, November 2, 2019, Thereon (Tom) Wells departed this life peacefully in Sentara Hospice House. He was born May 29, 1939 in Duplin County, NC. The second oldest son of the late Willie G. Wells and Lila Wells. He attended school in North Carolina, moved to Virginia and got his first real job as he so often said at the Virginian Pilot as a Truck Driver. He retired from the company after 50 plus years. Wells was best known for his kindness and generosity to people. He would do most anything for you. He would help you in anyway that he could, you didn’t have to ask. He was a hard worker and worked two jobs all his life. Those who knew Wells, knew of his love for cars and candy. He was always looking for something to put on his car to make it different from others. Candy, he loved to a fault, at home it looked like a candy store with so much around he was often called the Candyman.

Tom was predeceased by his brother, Henry D. Wells, and sister, Cynthia A. McKnight. Those left to cherish his memory, a devoted wife of thirteen years, Mary Wells; his daughter, Tanya Kelley (Jeremy); son, Tyrone Wells (Diane); brothers, Willie E. Wells (Mae) and Windsor L. Wells (Cameldon); one granddaughter, two grandsons and great grandson, three stepdaughters, one step granddaughter, one step greatgranddaughter, two step grandsons, brother-in-law his wife and a host of nieces, nephews, great nieces and a host of other
relatives and friends.

Viewing Wednesday, November 6, 2019 Metropolitan Funeral Service 7246 Granby Street Norfolk, VA 23505 Service WARCH SERVICE LIVE ONLINE Thursday, November 7, 2019 9:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Granby Chapel Interment Rosewood Memorial Park 631 N Witchduck Road Virginia Beach, VA 23462

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    Barbara. Clark says

    Pray for you and your family

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    Barbara. Clark says

    Pray for you and your family 🙏 💔 my heart is sad

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    RP55 Group says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May you find comfort in knowing that you have an Amazing Guardian Angel watching you from above.

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    Darlene Loveless says

    My heart aches for my mother. May she finds comfort in knowing that Tom is at peace now and God will always be with you during this difficult time. We love and respect him greatly and he will be dearly missed.

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    Jackie McLean says

    I had the pleasure of working with Mr Tom for 14 years at the Burger King Warehouse – ProSource Distribution. He was a wonderful gentleman and I have thought and spoke of him many times over the years. I am so sorry to hear of his passing and my thoughts and prayers are with his family.

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