NEWPORT NEWS - James 'Billy' 'Lil Moose' Wells was born March 5, 1944 , in Warwick County, Va. Billy went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012.
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He was preceded in death by his mother and father, Edna C. and James A. Wells (Big Moose); sister, Patricia McQueen Uncles, Raymond Wells and Norman Wells.
James attended Newport News public schools and was a graduate of Huntington High School. He worked with the Newport News Police Department for 14 years.
James leaves to cherish his memories his wife, Patricia Thomas Wells; daughters, Donna Askew, Rochelle Cooke (Robert), Adrianne Pretlow; sisters, Carolyn Anthony (Earl), Ellen Wells; brothers, Frederick Wells, Myron Wells (Wanda), Norman Wells (Vernalisa) and Sonny Wells; grandson, Tevin Askew; special aunt and uncle, Delphine and Levi Wesson ; stepdaughter, Rachel Smith (the Rev. David), stepsons, Randall, Randolph and Roman Thomas; and many cousins friends nieces and nephews.
Homegoing services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 15, 2012, at Queen Street Baptist Church, 98 North Armstead Ave., Hampton, Va. Mr. Wells can be viewed from 1 to 6 p.m. Friday at Nickelson Cummings Funeral Home Inc., 4304 Victoria Blvd., Hampton, VA 23669.
The Wells family are receiving services of comfort from the staff of Nickelson Cummings Funeral Home Inc. View and post condolences on our online guestbook at dailypress.com/guestbooks.
Published in Daily Press from Sept. 13 to Sept. 14, 2012