Joseph L. Wellons
Published 7:34 pm Monday, September 6, 2010
September 3, 2010
Joseph L. Wellons, 84, of 514 Chisholm Lane, passed away Sept. 3, 2010, at Nansemond Pointe Rehabilitation and Health Care Center.
He was a native of Southampton County and the son of the late Horace and Alease West-Wellons Jones. He was also preceded in death by a sister, Mary Ann Jones and a brother, Horace Snead Wellons.
He retired in 1989 as a supply clerk from Planters Peanut/Kraft after 42 years of service. He was a member of Tabernacle Christian Church, where he was a member of the male chorus. He was also a singer with the Tidewater Jubileers.
He leaves to cherish fond memories one daughter, Marion Wilburn Willis of Bronx, N.Y.; two sisters, Beatrice Porter of Suffolk and Esther Vivian Evans of Portsmouth; one brother, Marshall Odell Wellons of Lexington Park, Md.; seven grandchildren, 16 great-grandchildren, two great- great-grandchildren and nieces, nephews and cousins.
A service to celebrate his life will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 at Tabernacle Christian Church, officiated by the Rev. Dr. Carlton Upton. A Wake will be held Tuesday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Crocker Funeral Home.
Condolences may be extended to the family at www.crockerfuneralhome.com.