Joseph L. Wellons

Published 7:34 pm Monday, September 6, 2010

Joseph L. Wellons

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.

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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.

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