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Wilbert E. WellsOctober 22, 1930 ~ December 2, 2017 (age 87)
A TIME TO BE BORN
Wilbert E. Wells was born on October 22, 1930 in Baltimore, Maryland to the late William Wells and Laura Purnell. Entering this world at Johns Hopkins Hospital, he was the eldest of 2 siblings.
A TIME TO TRANSITION
He departed this earthly life on Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Franklin Square Hospital.
Quietly, he responded to the Master’s command “Come unto Me and I will give you rest.”
A TIME TO LEARN AND GROW
Wilbert was educated in the Baltimore City Public School System. He was a proud graduate of the 1950 class of Dunbar High School, Home of the Poets. Wilbert demonstrated his Dunbar pride and love of sports on the football field and the basketball court. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he served for four years. He received an Honorable discharge and returned to Baltimore, Maryland .
A TIME TO WORK
Wilbert was employed at Bethlehem Steel Sparrows Point where he worked diligently for 37 years. His work ethic was respected and recognized on numerous occasions. He enjoyed his work and several lifelong friendships were established during his tenure.
A TIME TO LOVE
Wilbert affectionately known as “Will” married the love of his life, his high school sweetheart, Loretta Alston. From this union they are the proud parents of three children, William (bka.
Billy Wells), Derrick and Denise. He loved his family! He was a loving, caring husband and a hero to his children. A man of integrity Wilbert, prided himself on being both responsible and reliable, to those who needed him. He loved his grandchildren and cherished the time they spent with “Pop-Pop”. Wilbert loved listening to music (especially Lou Rawls) and enjoyed eating fried fish every Friday.
A TIME FOR FAMILY AND FRIENDS
Wilbert was “A Family Man.” He lived to love and be loved by them. He enjoyed attending affairs with and for family members and friends. His infectious smile could be seen as he enjoyed affairs that celebrated birthdays, anniversaries or accomplishments. He was soft spoken but firm. After his retirement he retreated to his “man cave.” He enjoyed watching Westerns and variety of sports on his big screen TV. He was an avid Ravens and Orioles fan. His man cave space was often invaded by grandkids and great grandchildren who affectionately called him “Pop Pop.” Wilbert loved listening to music (especially Lou Rawls) and enjoyed eating fried fish every Friday!
A TIME TO WORSHIP
“O give thanks unto the Lord; for He is good…” Psalm 136:1
At an early age Wilbert united with Faith Baptist Church. He believed in the Lord, Our Savior Jesus Christ. He recognized God’s hand in his life and remembered to thank Him for his blessings. His faith also allowed him to love, be kind and walk humbly.
A TIME TO MOURN
He leaves a legacy of love and hope.
To cherish his memory he leaves a loving wife, Loretta, three children; William (Janet), Derrick (Carolyn) and Denise, Five grandchildren ; Lisa Wells Brown (Jerome), Kimberly Barbour (Alex) Chamaneik, Travis and Derrick Wells Jr. eight great-grandchildren, Shanade Wells, LaShae Brown, Mikayla Williams, Jerome, Brown, Jaylin Brown, Tre’Jour Wells, Kai and Kaiden Barbour, one great -great grandchild, Tristan Jackson, one sister Lenora Reed preceded him in death, five nieces and one nephew, three special friends; Irvin Locust, Sherman Mallory, and Eddie Bartee, A host of cousins, family and friends. We were truly blessed to have Lawrence Pulley our neighbor and helper.