Verner Earl Wells, “PeeWee”, age 69, born December 21, 1946, passed away on July 31, 2016 at the Madison County Memorial Hospital following an extended illness.
PeeWee was of the Baptist faith. His parents were the late Verner “V.E.” Wells and Josie Woodard Wells, both of Madison.
PeeWee was a life-long resident of Hamilton and Madison Counties. He was a construction worker and also worked for Lester Plain and Son and Burnette Plumbing.
PeeWee was known to make everyone around him laugh.
He leaves behind his wife, Melessia Waters Wells, and her children: Jessica, Jennifer and Janice; and her grandchildren: Noah, Nathon, Abbigale, Loyla, Christian, April, Anthony, and Austin. He is also survived by one son, William “Billy” Wells; two daughters, Tina Wells and Tammy Wells Stevens (Johnny); grandchildren: Justin, Jacob, Jessy, Teresa, Cole, Sierra, Chelsea, and Whitney; great-grandchildren: Marley, Tinsley, Arlo, Kesley & Jordyn; his one and only sister, Peggy Wells Brown and husband Harold; two nieces, Shannon Brown Speight (Thomas) and her children, Caleb and Noah, and Harriet Brown Brewer (Jeff) and her children: Brennan, MacKenzie, and Grayson. Also, left behind are his stepchildren: Eric, Lynette, Celeste and Brandy.
A funeral service was held at Burns Funeral Home on Tuesday, August 2, at 4 p.m. Family received friends one hour prior to the service. PeeWee was laid to rest aside his parents at the Macedonia Cemetery, in Lee.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Friends of the Hospital Foundation (224 NW Crane Avenue, Madison, Fl. 32340) to honor his memory in name on the Tree of Life in the Madison County Memorial Hospital main lobby and to show love and appreciation to the hospital staff that cared for him for many months.