Anna Leigh Wells

Born: Tue., Apr. 6, 1999
Died: Sat., Aug. 13, 2016


Visitation

5:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Wed., Aug. 17, 2016
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Aug. 18, 2016
Location: First United Methodist Church/Swainsboro


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Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors announces the death of Miss Anna Leigh Wells, age 17 of Swainsboro, GA on Saturday, August 13, 2016.

Funeral services will be Thursday, August 18, 2016 at 11:00 AM in the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church with Rev. Nick Hazelton officiating assisted by Rev. Ricky Rushing and Rev. Billy Lowe.

The family will receive friends at the Swainsboro First United Methodist Church Wednesday, August 17, 2016 from 5-7 PM.

Pallbearers are Jeremy Yarbrough, Andrew Thompson, Wade Bedingfield, Anthony Davis, Terry Lumley, Allen Jordan, Jacob Westbrooks and Larry Scott.

Honorary Pallbearers will be the David Emanuel Academy (DEA) Softball Team.

Anna was born on April 6, 1999 in Augusta, GA, and lived all of her life in Swainsboro, Emanuel County, GA. She was a lifelong honor roll student at David Emanuel Academy (DEA) and was a member of the 2017 graduating class, with joint enrollment at Southeastern Technical College; an avid athlete, participating in softball, basketball, and track, and a member of the One Act Play and The Literary Society. Outside of school, Anna was a member of the Calvary United Methodist Church, the traveling softball team, Crossfire, started a bracelet making business, and enjoyed babysitting, painting canvases, taking pictures, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Survivors include:

Her Mother: Suzanne Whatley Wells (Joe English) of Swainsboro, GA

Her Father: Michael Wells (Rachel) of Swainsboro, GA

One Sister: Emma Suzanne Wells of Swainsboro, GA

One Brother: Ethan Sutton Wells of Swainsboro, GA 

Two Step-Sisters: Lainey Key and Sydney Rigdon both of Swainsboro, GA

Maternal Grandparents: Charles and Ruth Whatley of Swainsboro, GA

Paternal Grandparents: Virgil and Judy Wells of Swainsboro, GA and Mary and Marvin McIntyre of Vidalia, GA

In lieu of flowers the family request donations to the Anna Wells Endowment Scholarship, C/O DEA, P.O. Box 400, Stillmore, GA 30464

Condolences may be submitted online at www.durden-hudsonfuneraldirectors.com

Durden-Hudson Funeral Directors is in charge of arrangements for the funeral of Miss Anna Leigh Wells of Swainsboro, GA

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ROSE TURNER
   Posted Sun August 14, 2016
Words can not express how sorry I am for your loss. Binion and myself are keeping all of you in our prayers.

Charlene Spence
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Frank and Charlene Spence.

Thinking of you all and praying God's comfort for you. Frank and Charlene Spence


Linda Bell English
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
My prayers and heartfelt condolences for the tragic loss of your precious child. God bless and comfort you.

Kristi K. Moore
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
Michael and family-so sorry for your loss.

EJ Meier
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with you and our hearts are heavy with your loss. We love you. Leah and EJ

Rhonda Gainey Fields
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
Michael, Rachel and Family: We are saddened to hear of Anna's passing but rest assurance that she is with her King. May God wrap his arms around you and provide you peace and understanding.


With Love,
Rhonda Gainey Fields and Family

Joey and Catherine Crapps
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
We were so saddened to hear of the passing of Anna. She was a beautiful young lady and will be so sadly missed by our community. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all during the difficult days you face ahead.

Ray & Lovie Jo Roberts
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
No words can express our feelings. Such a tragic loss at such a young age. The Lord has surely called a beautiful angel home. Prayers for you all.

Raymond and Pat Riner, Mitch, Donna and family
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
You and your family are, and will remain, in our thoughts and in our prayers. May our Lord put His loving arms around all of you in this time of grief giving you peace and comfort that only He can give. In Christian love.

Greg and Mary James
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
So sorry for your loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Cyndee Collins Bauch
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
I am so devastated for all of you that loved Anna. I only met Anna in person once when she was quite young but I have known Suzanne for quite some time. I know, without a doubt that Anna is with the Lord and I hope that brings some solace to you all. Love to you Suzanne, I'm with you in spirit as you traverse this heart wrenching time in your life.

Mike & Penny Coggins
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
Sending our deepest condolences for the loss of this precious young lady. May God's peace and comfort surround each of you.

Elizabeth Matthews
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
Michael, I am so sorry about Anna. There are no words to ease your pain. I pray for comfort and peace in the next coming months. Praying for your whole family.

Jennifer Harbaugh
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
Michael I have no words...I'm so sorry about Anna.
Jennifer

Teri Price
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
So very sorry for the loss of your beautiful precious child. May the Lord provide you with peace and comfort during this time and times ahead. Praying for you all.

Patsy and Wayne Kersey
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
To all the Wells Family
We are so sadden for your loss. Anna, was such a sweet and beautiful young lady and had so much personality about her. She will be deeply missed by all of her family, friends, and classmates. DEA has lost a wonderful student and it will take awhile for us to realize she won't be there anymore.God saw fit for her to be his angel so she is now with him. We never know what life has in store for us but we have to accept it and try to move forward each day. May God be with all of you and remember we are praying for all of you. May he
give all of you peace and comfort. We love you all.

Curt St.Germaine
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
My heart goes out to the family of Anna no I did not know her but I was the first Deputy on the scene and I know what its like to lose a child in an accident I lost my 15 year old son in one. May God Bless You and hold on tight to all those good memories82

Ellen Rowland
   Posted Mon August 15, 2016
So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and yours, may GOD bless each of you!
Mike and Ellen Rowland

Sylvia Mayfield Pritchard
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
I AM SO SORRY FOR THE LOSS OF ANNA , MY PRAYERS ARE WITH YOU ALL , MAY GOD GIVE YOU STRENGTH AND PEACE .. EST IN PEACE SWEETIE .

Roy and Terry Dowless
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Mike and Rachel
May God's love and peace fill your heart, our prayers are with you.
Love Roy and Terry

Harry and Deborah Martin
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with all the family during this unimaginable loss.

Lisa & Heidi
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
We love you all and we are so sad about Anna. You are in our prayers.

Jessica Cain
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Beautiful Anna, we all miss you and love you so much. You were taken away too soon. Your bright infectious smile and spunky spirit will be in our hearts forever. Suzanne, are hearts are with you and your whole family through all of this. I'm so sorry... words can't express how sorry we are for all of you. I love you guys...

Mike Reeves
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Dear parents & family of Anna, Please accept my families heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your precious daughter. Anna and our daughter, Lillian, who also met our Lord on September 7, 2015, were friends. We know the hurt your family is experiencing, but have faith that we shall see both of them very soon!

Frank and Lynda Garbutt
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
We extend our love and sympathy to the Wells family. May your sweet memories help sustain you at this sad time. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.16

William English
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016

TRADITION AND SPLENDOR was sent by Barbara and Jeff English and family .

We are praying and thinking of you and your family in this time of loss. Barbara and Jeff English and family....


Ragsdale family
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Stay strong as a family and you will. Anna's spirit and enthusiasm will live on in all of you. Hold on to it.

Mark and Susan Higdon
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
From the Nathanael Greene Academy Class of 2017; We lift you up in prayer as you deal with the loss of your beautiful Anna. May God be with all of you.

James May
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016

A GARDEN PATH was sent by James May.

James, Kris, Jason, Jen, and the TheaterX crew all send our prayers and condolences for everyone in the family. Anna was a force that will be missed in the world and we all wish you comfort and peace in the days to come.


Robin Tuten
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
Michael and Suzanne, my thoughts and prayers are with you both and all the family. Praying for you all during this tragic time. May God give you his strength and comfort through all. Love you all.

Fred Womack Jr
   Posted Tue August 16, 2016
My thoughts are with you all.
Hoping strength and peace will come to you.


Macey Clifton
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016

AZALEA PLANT was sent by Macey Clifton.


Sue Carol Atkinson
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
I cannot imagine the pain you're going through. I pray God will give you comfort and strength and you will feel His arms wrapped around you.

Alison Williams
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
Suzanne, Michael, Rachel, and all of your wonderful family,

Haley, Lauren and I are so saddened by the loss of sweet Anna! She was amazing and will be missed so much by everyone. Praying hard for peace and comfort for all of you for the days to come! We are thinking of you all and will continue to pray for your strength.

Alison, Haley and Lauren Williams

Tony and Pam Mangieri
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire family during this very sad time.

Patti Mangieri Davis
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
So sorry for the loss of your beautiful Anna. My thoughts and prayers are with you & your family through this difficult time. Also, I pray that you will find the strength in your faith to help you through your sadness & grief.

Mac & Patti Davis

Evelyn Miss Pearl Donnie Rich
   Posted Wed August 17, 2016
To the Wells family We are so sorry for your lost.My God give you strenth with his arms around all of you.We will all see each other again one day.My God bless each an every one of you.

Matthew Guinn
   Posted Thu August 18, 2016
I am sending prayers out to your family and I am very sorry for your loss , Anna happened to be a good friend of mine as well as some of the friends I hung out with, she will be sorely missed and I offer my sincerest apologies for your loss and I am sending prayers out to you and the rest of the Wells family.

Nancy Byrd
   Posted Thu August 18, 2016
My deepest sympathy to you and your family in the loss of your daughter and granddaughter. There are no words of comfort now, just know God has a plan and He only picks the sweetest flowers for His garden. You are in my prayers and may His love strengthen you throughout the coming days.

Dondra Rigdon
   Posted Thu August 18, 2016
Dear Family,
Although I never actually had the chance to meet Anna, she was a great friend of my daughters, Railey. My thoughts and prayers will forever be with you all.
God Bless you all !

Don and Lara Norton
   Posted Thu August 18, 2016
May God Bless yall. We are sooooo sorry for your loss. We all can remember her running around the dixie youth ball fields just a few years ago. Words can not express our sorrow for you. May peace come to you. Don and Lara Norton

Briarwood Academy
   Posted Fri August 19, 2016
The Briarwood Academy family would like to express how sorry we are for your loss. We know how sad your hearts must feel at this time. Lean on God, family, and friends to help
comfort you. We know she will be dearly missed at home, school, and the community.
Our prayers are with you.

d mullins
   Posted Wed August 31, 2016
So very sorry to read of the tragic loss of your precious daughter, Anna.
The Bibles hope can help your family get through this very dark time.
Jesus well knew the Bible statement:" Time and unforeseen occurrence befall them Ecclesiastes 9:11]. He knew that
sometimes bad things just happen.
The Bible teaches us about the wonderful future resurrection hope is the promise found at John 5:28,29.
Revelation 21:3,4 states that in the future ' death will be no more. and pain
will be no more, the former things will have passed away.'
Our Creator, Jehovah God, by means of his son Jesus, is going to undo the tragedies that touch our lives today and we will be able to welcome back onto the paradise earth, our loved ones who have fallen asleep in death.

John white
   Posted Fri July 28, 2017
You do not know me or my family but I wanted send my deepest condolences. I was browsing thru some softball on Facebook and your daughters picture came up. I read the story and it just brought me to tears. I also have a 17 yr old daughter that plays ball so this story hit home. I also coach a 16/18U girls softball I couldn't imagine happening to anyone of "my" girls. Again you and your family are in our prayers. God bless.