Obituary of Brenda Ann Wells
Brenda Cleveland Wells, age 78, passed away on Wednesday, July 26, 2023. She was born on November 27, 1944 to the late James Lister Cleveland and Lucille Hedden Cleveland. Brenda was born and grew up in Mt. Eden; her family ran the Cleveland Funeral Home until 2006 when her mother passed away. She was married to her beloved husband of 6o years, Sherrel Wells.
Brenda graduated from Shelby County High School and then later moved to Lawrenceburg with her husband, Sherrel. After her kids started school she worked at Pic Pac/Slone’s Market for 30 years as a head cashier and book keeper. Brenda was a member of the First Baptist Church in Lawrenceburg. Her mission in life was to be a good wife, mom, and nanny where she also strived to look after her family.
Brenda is survived by her children, Tammy Payton, Stacy Blank, and Cherlynn Cheak; four grandsons, Michael Cheak ,Tyler Cheak, Travis Phillips, and Alex Payton; one granddaughter, Tara Ann Phillips; three great-grandchildren, Ellie, Jameson, and Elijah; sister, Sue Campbell; nephew, Burt Hahn; nieces, Melissa Warner and Marcie Smitha; and life long best friend, Dianne Rucker.
Along with her parents, she is preceded in death by her husband, Sherrel Wells.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2023 from 1-4 p.m. with the funeral service immediately following at 4 p.m. at Saffell House Funeral Home. Meet the family for a graveside service on Monday, July 31, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Grove Hill Cemetery in Shelbyville, KY.
Brother Bob Ehr will be officiating the service.
Pallbearers will be Alex Payton, Travis Phillips, Tyler Cheak, Michael Cheak, Tom Blank, Kevin Payton, and Joe Horsman.
Honorary Pallbearers will be Burt Hahn, Marty Hahn, Dewain Hahn, and Nathan Smitha.
In lieu of flowers the family has asked for donations to be made to First Baptist T.V. Ministry.
Saffell House Funeral Home is honored to be entrusted with the arrangements.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Brenda Wells, please visit Tribute Store
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