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Mantheo Wellman

Mantheo Wellman

Sunday, April 5th, 1925 - Friday, September 25th, 2020
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John 6:44 " No one can come to me unless the Father who sent me draws them, and I will raise them up the last day."

Mr. Mantheo Wellman was the youngest son of Chal and Carrie Wellman of Statesville, N. C. His parents had eight children; six boys and two girls. Mr. and Mrs. Wellman were members of Third Creek Baptist Church in Stony Point, N.C.

As the children grew up, Mantheo joined Clark’s Chapel Baptist Church at age eight, so he was a long time member. He and his wife, Versie Neel Wellman enjoyed being members of the Senior Choir.

Mantheo graduated from Unity High School in Statesville, N.C., and also graduated from Knoxville College in Knoxville, TN. While at Knoxville College, he was a member of the Knoxville College Male Quartet. After graduating, he began teaching in elementary school education in Knoxville, TN.

He accepted a teaching job in Norfolk, Virginia in elementary education, then he moved onto teaching elementary education at the Norfolk Division of Virginia State College, now Norfolk State University in 1963. He was inspired by his father-in-law to become a member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. after marrying the late Margaret Ward.

When Mantheo’s marriage ended with the late Margaret Ward Wellman, he returned to Statesville, N.C., then married his childhood sweetheart, the late Versie Neel Templeton of Troutman, N. C. They traveled, worshipped and loved for over fifty years.

He was a loving kindred spirit, who will surely be missed by many family and friends.

He leaves to cherish and remember the blessing of his life, his daughter, Matoakee S. Wellman of Chesapeake, VA; one son, Terry G. Wellman of Chesapeake, VA; a grandson, Christopher Peyton Wellman of Virginia Beach, VA; nephews, Lonnie G. Mayberry of Troutman, N.C., Johnnie Edward Wellman and Kevin Wellman, both of Philadelphia, PA; a niece, Sonya Lucky of Troutman, N.C.; and a host of great nieces, great nephews, cousins, godchildren, church family and dear friends.

Celebration of Life Services will be conducted Saturday, October 3, 2020, at 1:00 p.m. at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home. Rev. Dr. Dietrich M. Danner will officiate and burial will follow in the Clark's Chapel Baptist Church Cemetery. Honorary Pallbearers will be the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity


There will be NO PUBLIC VISITATION (WAKE), unfortunately, with the COVID-19 Virus. We, at Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home, along with other funeral homes across the country, have been issued a mandate to limit the number of family and/or friends at funeral services. YOU CAN ONLY ENTER THE FUNERAL WITH A FUNERAL PASS WHICH WILL BE GIVEN TO THE FAMILY.

Visit the Book of Memories for Mr. Wellman at www.rutledgeandbigham.com. Rutledge and Bigham Funeral Home is serving the Wellman Family.
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Service Details

  • Service

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 | 1:00pm
    When
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 1:00pm
    Location
    Rutledge and Bigham Mortuary
    Address
    603 South Center Street
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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    Officiant
    Reverend Dr. Dietrich Danner
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020 |
    When
    Saturday, October 3rd, 2020
    Location
    Clark's Chapel Baptist Church
    Address
    806 Eufola Road
    STATESVILLE, NC 28677
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Mantheo Wellman was a well educated Man who gave back to the community. A Distinguished Gentleman both in character and looks. "Mr Wellman", "The Love of Your Life" is waiting to Welcome You Home!!
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With deepest sympathy, From the PEACE and McGILL family
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