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Johnny Edward Wellons

December 29, 1953 ~ September 7, 2023 (age 69) 69 Years Old
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Johnny Wellons Obituary

"I must work the work of Him that sent me, while it is day; the night cometh, when no man can work."  John9:4

Attorney Johnny Edward Wellons passed away peacefully in Baton Rouge, Louisiana on September 7, 2023.  He was born the son of the late Willie and Johnnie Mae Johnson Wellons on December 29, 1953, in Crawford County, Roberta, Georgia.

He joined the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church at an early age and served as Sunday School Superintendent for a short period of time.  When Johnny moved to Baton Rouge, he joined Mt. Pilgrim Baptist Church with Rev. Jesse Bilberry as his pastor.  Years later, he affiliated himself with the Greatest King David Baptist Church with Rev. John Montogomery as his pastor.  He remained a faithful member until his passing.  Johnny always attended Sunday School before the regular church service and relished discussing the lesson and always commented on how you could apply the lesson to your everyday life.

Johnny attended public schools of Crawford County and graduated with the class of 1971 at Crawford County High School.  Upon graduating high school, he enrolled at Mercer University and matriculated there for four years until he received his degree in 1975.  He always had a lifelong dream of becoming a lawyer and pursued this dream by packing up all of his things, moving to Baton Rouge Louisiana, and enrolling at Southern University. He studied long and hard many days and nights and recieved his Juris Doctorate in 1978 and began his private practice in criminal and personal injury matters.  As noted in Baton Rouge, he was recognized as one of the top lawyers winning the largest number of legal cases.  He loved his practice of law and spent many years in court defending his clients, visiting with them late nights while they were incarcerated and meeting with them at his law office.  He was a member of The Southern University Law School Alumni Association.  When not practicing law, he spent time working in his vegetable garden, relaxing on the beach, and enjoying college and professional football games.  Needless to say, he became the first African American Attorney from Crawford County, Roberta, Georgia and was so proud to tell people that he came from a little small town that only had one traffic light at that time.

Johnny was united in holy matrimony to Ms. Belinda J. Howard in August of 1976.  To this union, one son was born (Johnny Edward Wellons, II in 1981).  He later united in marriage with Ms Florence Hines and acquired on daughter (Elexus "Lexie" Wellons) and three bonus daughters (Cinnamon, Breanne, and Neanne).

He was predeceased by his parents, the late Willie and Johnnie MaeWellons and his adoring grandmother, Willie Faye "Sis" Wellons.

Johnny leaves to cherish his memory, two children: Johnny Wellons, II (Phoenix City, Alabama) and Elexus "Lexie" Wellons (Baton Rouge, Louisiana).  Three bonus daughter:  Cinnamon Hines (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) Breanne Hines-Stewart (Conroe, Texas), and Neanne Hines-Goba (Atlanta, Georgia).  Two bonus granddaughters:  Madeline Harts (Baton Rouge, Louisiana) and Paris Halbert (Conroe, Texas).  One brother, Walter James Wellons, Sr. (Roberta, Georgia), and one uncle, Shelly Johnson (Macon, Georgia), one nieces, Shanna Wellons (Macon, Georgia), two nephews, Walter James Wellons, and Darius Wellons (Macon, Georgia).  In addition, he will be more than missed by devoted cousins, friends, classmates, church family, and former clients.

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Services

Graveside Service
Monday
September 18, 2023

1:00 PM

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Graveside Service ~ Atwaters Cemetery ~ Roberta, Georgia
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