Joseph Major WELLS
August 8, 1987 – January 8, 2020
Joseph Major Wells was born August 8, 1987, and lived a life of dignity, and surpassing all challenges presented to him daily. He passed into his Holy Fathers eternal arms January 8, 2020. His memory shall continue to live on within us all, and not just us present here today, people all across the world have been inspired by Joey’s determination to not accept the setbacks he encountered, but to take them and use them as capabilities, tools for accomplishing the tasks and the burning fire for the determination to seize his dreams. Joey was an accomplished writer; sending messages of hope, determination and success into the world. Challenging not only himself but others to do and be better. The amazing talents he was bestowed shining upon him, with such amazing musical works, the ability to touch individuals through his musings, writings, and the ability to persevere through the daily challenges he faced. Nothing stopped Joey.
Joey didn’t just inspire, he aspired. He aspired people around him to live life. Get out and live! Just being in his presence the love for his family was felt as much as the drive to live his life. Joe-Man enjoyed being outdoors; especially fishing. One of his deepest passions was playing power soccer. From 2008 to 2017 he and his team dominated the court and he claimed a multitude of achievements, awards and trophies including the prestigious Sportsman awards and Most Valuable Player. In addition, Joey served at Good Will Ambassador for the Muscular Dystrophy Association during 2008.
He surely enjoyed all sports, however the love he had for his NFL team The Dallas Cowboys was DEFINITELY unmatched. This was the same man who loved to touch your heart and soul with the words he put on paper.
Authoring “Through My Eyes” in (2009), which he received the John Lennon award for in 2010. And most recently “Momma Gave Birth To Greatness” in (2018).
His hands were always busy with getting the words from his mind, to paper. He had so much to say, he leaves us with a multitude of songs and writings filled with his joy of life, love and family. He was a loving son, brother, and friend to many. His zest for life was in-fact contagious. The Man, The Myth, The Legend that is Joseph Major Wells, will resonate for years to come in the worldwide communities that knew and looked up to him. May we all aspire to find some of him inside us.
Joey is preceded in death by Grandma Barbra and Grandpa George Howse and Grandma Dorris Hain and Grandpa John Wells, Uncle(s) Mike Wells, Steve Wells, and Wilburn McLane (Corky), Cousin Darrell McLane, and Dear Friends Noel Pacheco, Kyle Ornelas (Reba), and Chloe Blohm.
He is survived by his loving Momma and Hero Cindy Wells, father Tom Wells, Brothers William and Daniel Wells, Sister Shiela Wells, Aunt(s) Sandy, Audrey, Jenny, Donna, Janice and Janus, Uncle(s) Marvin and Jerry, Nieces Hannah, Trishell, Mataya, Allandra, and EmmaLea, Nephews Chase, Braden, Austin and Preston.
A funeral service will be held 11:00am, Sunday, January 12, 2020 at A.L. Moore-Grimshaw Mortuary 710 W. Bethany Home Road Phoenix, Arizona. There will be a viewing beginning at 10:00am for family and friends prior to the service. Please leave memories and tributes about Joey at www.ALMoore-Grimshaw.com
- Funeral Service Sunday, January 12, 2020
Joseph Major WELLS
January 12, 2020
I have so many memories of Joey- my first was this tiny baby who came to see me in the Early Intervention Program. He had these big beautiful eyes that would stare at me as if he could read my soul. I remember he would absolutely light up the room with his smile. I remember bribing him into crawling down the hallways of the building we were in with toys or snacks. One step at a time he would go with great determination. My favorite story about Joey ( and the one I often share) was when he got his new power chair in elementary school and Cindy let him go down the street to play with some friends all by himself ( which she was nervous about) and as she shares this story "it was getting late and he still was not home" and so she went to find him and he had 'flipped his power chair' and was crawling home all by himself- not in the least worried. Even as a young child his spirit of adventure and 'I can do this" was evident. It has been my great privilege to learn from you and to share your stories with my other families as an inspiration to them of what you can do and achieve in your life if you have the right attitude and determination. I am so proud of all of your accomplishments and the Joy and Light you brought to this world. Although we will miss you here on this earth I know we will meet again in Heaven and I am sure you are already organizing your very own 'Angel" soccer team. I will treasure the memories of our times together and strive to pass on the life lessons you shared with my other clients and families. much love to the family Of Joey , I know you miss him. With Love and Gratitude for sharing your life with me Theresa Spong Physical Therapist and life friend of Joey Wells
M. Edmund Howse
January 11, 2020
Joe had a great spirit and zest for life. He was always a bright light in his life for others and in his passing he will always remain a great spirit to admire and respect.