Mary Lou Wells-Amos

Published 12:00 am Saturday, July 19, 2014

Funeral services for Mary Lou Wells-Amos are 11 a.m. today, Saturday, July 19, 2014, at New Rock of Ages M. B. Church with the Rev. Kemp Burley Officiating. Interment will follow at Cedar Hill Cemetery with W. H. Jefferson Funeral Home in charge.

Mrs. Wells-Amos, of Vicksburg, passed away Tuesday the 15 July at her home surrounded by family and friends. She was 80.

She was a self-taught seamstress and had retired from J. C. Penny. She was a member of New Rock of Ages M. B. Church and was an active member of the Sunday school until her health failed her. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 213.

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She was preceded in death by her father Harry Wells; mother, Minerva Cartwright Wade; brother, Alphonso Wells; and sisters, Gloria R. Williams and Hattie Carroll.

She is survived by her husband, John Amos of Vicksburg; son Derrick (Donna) A. Wells of Columbus, Ga., three stepsons, Shawn D. (Jackie) Dorsey of Vicksburg, John A Williams of Las Vegas, and John M.(Angie) Foster of Vicksburg; five daughters, Joanna C.(Herschell) Masten of Detroit, Carolyn Wells (John Sr. ) Price, of Desoto Texas, Theresa “Terri” Wells, Jeraldine Wells, and Gloria Wells (Richard) Harris all of Vicksburg; a stepdaughter, Shelia Lane of Arlington, Texas; brother, Julius Wells of Vicksburg; stepsisters Lorrine Tate of Memphis, Tenn., and Dorothy (Walter) Davis of Bluffton, S.C.; 12 grandchildren,  15 great-grandchildren, and nieces, nephews, cousins and other relatives and friends, including members of the Cartwright, Doyle, Oliver, Brown, and Amos families of Vicksburg.