Have you ever met someone that you had to look up to because you had no choice? Have you
ever known a person that refused to let someone be without if he or she could help it? And
have you ever met a friend—a real one—that will be there if you were in need? If so, you, too,
must have known Tommy Ray Wells, a man of stature, towering over most, but a gentle giant
with a tender heart for those in need. One of the charities that he enjoyed supporting and was
looking forward to serving before the virus was the Special Olympics.
Tommy was born in Wilmington, North Carolina on November 27 th in 1951 to the late Eden
Eugene Wells and Helen Lucille Rivenbbark. He graduated from Hoggard High School and
attended Cape Fear Community college which attributes to many of his masterful skills as an
electrician where he used at the Good Year Tire Company for more than 20 years. His wife once
said to a friend in need of lighting for a stage play: “Tommy can put a light on the behind of a
flea if needed.” He took the job, and of course, displayed an “outstanding performance!”
For many years, Tommy knew what he would be doing on the weekend after a long week
work—going to serve at his wife, Julia’s church, Everflowing Overcomers World Outreach
Ministry in any capacity needed be it, cleaning, installing ceiling fans, sinks, laying floors,
building steps and even door bells and emergency lights for the Children Church facility. That
spells—humble—even if he was “thinking,” I don’t know how to install no sink, and that spells,
determined, not to mention…I want to make sure I do right by my Honey while he checks off
another thing from his “Honey Do” list. After 26 years of marriage Julia and Tommy survived
many storms and they did it together.
He was such a blessing to the church and many of the people in need there and everywhere.
Kindness is what makes people great! One year, because his granddaughter, Jasmine requested
it, he even became the actor, Peter in an Easter play and did a great job! Oh, the power of a
While at home, his past time loves were to work on and tinker with all kinds of projects and
enjoy the company of the family’s affectionate, Boston Terrier, Terry although he always had a
special place in his heart for his loving, departed four-legged Champion, Ms. Jersey Wells.
Tommy Wells, you will certainly have a special place in all our hearts. Thank you with love.
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