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Mark Avery Wells
November 12, 1956 ~ July 24, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old
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Mark Avery Wells was born November 12, 1956, in Dayton, Ohio. Mark departed this earthly life on July 24, 2023, peacefully at the age of 66. Mattie and George Wells were his mother and father who both preceded his death. Along with sister, Pauline White. Brother, David Wells and Lawrence Wells, a nephew who was raised with Mark as a brother. Mark Wells was a well known man of the greater Dayton Community being raised and residing in the Dayton area for most of his life. In his early life he attended Resurrection Catholic School for grade school and Chaminade Julienne Catholic High School. Growing up Mark was very athletic and played Varsity football. After high school Mark went on to attend Central State University where he achieved his Bachelor of Psychology. Mark took his personality and charm to college and became a part of many clubs and would tell countless stories of all the fun he had. Mr. Wells worked for the Montgomery County Court as a probation officer and retired from Public Health as an Experienced Coordinator. Being a dedicated member of the Equity Lodge #121 Masonic Temple for over 32 years coupled with traveling the world– Mark was a global citizen. The following are some of the titles and auxiliaries Mr. Wells beared; Equity Chapter No. 102 order of the eastern stars– Member of Burning Bush Chapter No.7 Royal Arch Masons– Potentate of Amer Temple No. 107 and Worshipful Master of Equity Lodge No. 121 Prince Hall Masons. Mr. Wells demonstrated volunteer and charity work in Dayton and abroad for over 3 decades. Mark's intellect was second to none, educated in lots of topics. This intellect would allow him to not only tell some of the best stories but also express his “colorful” sense of humor. Mark leaves to cherish his memory a plethora of wonderful nieces, nephews, cousins, and other loving family members and friends. Mark was father to Demarkco Wells and stepdaughter Dawnika Jones-McGlothan. Proud Grandfather to both of Demarkco and Dawnika’s children– He played an integral role specifically in Saiya Wells aka Princess and Demarkco Wells ll aka D lives. Those two know Mr. Wells as “grandad” and He supported Saiya and Demarkco in every way possible with a smile on his face. Anyone who knows Mark knows he loves talking about his grandchildren. In his elder years the grandchildren were the most privileged to receive his soft side, but others were more likely to receive the good ol stern- and straight-faced Mr. Wells.
Memorial Service was held be held Friday, August 11, 2023 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., at St. Benedict The Moor Catholic Church, 519 Liscum Drive, Multi Purpose Room.