Big Stone Gap, VA – Grace Thacker Wells was born on August 4, 1925 in Norton, VA. On February 10, 2018, Grace entered that far away strand where a beautiful home awaited in a land where she will never grow old. (This was her favorite hymn and she sang that one verse until her final days.)
Grace was a true homemaker, skilled in the art of quilting, canning, gardening and embroidery. To her family, she was the greatest mother who ever lived. She was loving, caring, plain spoken, smart and not afraid to pick up a book to educate herself in a new endeavor that she might want to undertake. Grace was saved at a very early age and attended the Holiness Church of God in Big Stone Gap, VA faithfully for as long as she was able to do so.
She is preceded in death by her husband Dave Wells; her sons, Buford and David Wells and her daughters, Daisy Lee Wells, Joyce Wells Jones, and son-in-law Johnny, and Patsy Wells Kirby.
Grace is survived by her son, Arvell Wells and wife Louise of Weber City, VA; her daughter Yvonne Bishop and husband Scott of Kingsport, TN; her grandchildren, Shane, Stuart, Jamie and Terry Wells, Amanda Phillips and Chris Davenport; her step-granddaughter, Scotti Bishop; her great-granddaughter, Brylee “Bug” Branham, as well as many more great-grandchildren, and her son-in-law, Kenneth Kirby. The family would also like to recognize her extended family, all the staff at Nova Healthcare in Weber City and Caris Hospice, who took excellent care of Grace until her final hours.
The family will receive friends from 4:00-6:00pm on Tuesday, February 13, 2018, at Gilliam Funeral Home, 618 Wood Ave W., Big Stone Gap, VA. The funeral service will follow with Rev. Eddie Clifton officiating.
The graveside service will be Wednesday, February 14, 2018, in Laurel Grove Cemetery, in Norton, VA at 11:00am. Family and friends are asked to assemble at Gilliam Funeral Home to leave at 10:30 to travel in procession to the cemetery. Family members will serve as pallbearers.
Gilliam Funeral Home and Crematory is honored to serve the family of Grace Wells.
You may go online to view the obituary at www.gilliamfuneralhome.com.
618 Wood Ave. West
Big Stone Gap, VA 24219