Martha Ruth Jones Wells
Martha Ruth Jones Wells, affectionately known as “Honey”, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, May 1, 2019. Born January 17, 1929, she was the daughter of the late Samuel L. Jones, Sr. and Martha Stringfield Jones. Mrs. Wells retired in 1991 from Thomas J. Lipton Company in Suffolk after 29 years of employment while she raised her family and worked diligently along beside her husband on the farm. She was a member of Mill Swamp Baptist Church. Mrs. Wells was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend and will be missed by all who knew her. Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Robert W. Wells, Sr.; son-in-law, William T. Stephenson; six sisters, and a brother.
Left to cherish her memory is her daughter, Nellie Wells Stephenson; a son, Robert W. Wells, Jr. and his wife, Judy; grandchildren, Jill Fitzkee and husband, Tom, Blake Stephenson and his wife, Ashley, Robbie Wells and wife, Amber, and Kim Gregory and husband, Andrew; great-grandchildren, R.J. Wells, Lauren Fitzkee, Rachel Fitzkee, Gavin Gregory, Sarah Fitzkee, Riley Gregory, Jake Wells, Hunter Stephenson, Mikayla Harris and Alya Harris; a sister, Mary Frances Byrum; a brother, James W. Jones and numerous nieces and nephews.
A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday, May 4, 2019 at Mill Swamp Baptist Church. The family will receive friends immediately following the service in the church fellowship hall. In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial donations be made to Mill Swamp Baptist Church, 6329 Mill Swamp Rd. Ivor, VA 23866, or Isle of Wight Volunteer Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 97, Smithfield, VA 23431. The family is being served by R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Wakefield Chapel where condolences may be registered at www.rwbakerfh.com.
Mill Swamp Baptist Church
6329 Mill Swamp Road
Ivor, VA 23866