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Welton Wendell Cowell

On Thursday, January 30, 2020 Welton Wendell Cowell, passed away peacefully in his home.  Welton was born on August 22, 1951 to the late Miles Welton and Martha Goffigan Cowell.  

Welton, affectionately known as “Wendell” was educated in the City of Virginia Beach Public School system.  During his high school years, Wendell played football proudly displaying #42 on his football jersey.  After leaving high school, he joined the United States Army. While in Army serving in Korea, he was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal expert MT6.  After receiving an honorable discharge from US Army, Wendell worked as a professional painter and was knowledgeable in the different aspects of construction.  He was employed at Norfolk Naval Base in the Aviation Department.

Wendell was always willing to lend a helping hand with a very bit heart to accompany a smile that was infectious.  He never met a stranger.  Wendell loved football and he was an avid Dallas Cowboys fan.

Wendell is survived by three daughters, Adrienne Thoroughgood of Virginia Beach, Jennifer Warren (Josh) Herman of Missouri; Sheretha Jones of Chesapeake, VA; eight grandchildren Ashleigh Thoroughgood,  Ashton Thoroughgood; Kyle, Walker, Kaylyn Walker and Kendall Walker; of Missouri; Sharaya Lane, Jermond Robinson and Ejay Jones; one sister, Vernelle Mitchell of Lancaster, CA; eight brothers; Willie of Brooklyn, NY; Myron (Angela), Michael (Sandra) of Jacksonville, FL; Dwight (Kayon) of Atlanta, GA; Bertram; Kent (Gail), Edwin (Charamaine) of Richmond, VA and Austin (Roto Chang) of Maine and a host of relatives and friends. He was predeceased in death by a sister, Lena Tucker.

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Nashville NC family sends condolences to the Cowell family. Wendell will truely be missed.May he rest in peace.

Peewee Richardson Feb 8 2020 12:00 AM

To the Cowell family: I sincerely pray for your strength during this difficult time. May God do what only He can do, "turn your tears of sorrow into tears of joy. May his memory be a blessing to you all.

Donna Wood

donnaw90@gmail.com Feb 7 2020 12:00 AM

Wendell was a very special person to my mother and our family. We will definitely miss him. He was already to do any job you wanted him to do without hesitation. RIP

Nanette Jackson Feb 5 2020 12:00 AM

Wendell was a very loving and caring man. He believed in family. If you asked he never said No. Wendell was a "Man of All Trades". He was loved and will truly be missed.
Thank you Big Cousin
Cherron, Ryan , and Maya Mason

Cherron Horton-Masonn Feb 4 2020 12:00 AM

To Be Absent From The Body
Is To Be Present With Our Lord
And Savior Jesus Christ. I Will
Miss You Dearly Brother in Law.
You Made Me Feel So Welcomed From Day One When Myron First Introduced Us Over 40 Plus Years Ago. As Sad As It Is, It's Not Goodbye, It's See You Later. Love Always Wendell, With Grace, Angela Mitchell Cowell ,

ANGELA COWELL Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

To my Cowell family. May God be you're strength in this time of sorrow. My cousin Wendell was AWESOME always had a smile for me a joke or two for me. I'm so gonna miss him. Only Wendell and my mom will understand when I say this...HIT THAT CAMEL WALK FOR ME COUSIN.
May God continue to be the light on you're path I love each and everyone of you. God Bless
Cousin Kim Goffigan

Kimberly Goffigan Feb 3 2020 12:00 AM

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