Janessa Dian Wellman

Born in Jackson, Michigan on April 24, 2005

Departed on December 19, 2016 and resided in Gallatin, Tennessee

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Janessa Dian Wellman, age 11, gained her angel wings on Monday, December 19, 2016. She was the light of our family and one of the most sweet, spunky, loving, and stubborn little girls you’d ever meet. Janessa was loved by everyone who met her. She will forever be in our hearts and live on in our memories always.

Survived by her parents, Debra Wellman (Tim Pharris, Fiancé), siblings, Jasmine Wellman, Ty’Quayicus Pharris, Trentavius Pharris, Tamya Pharris & Zayda Pharris; grandparents, Dian & Glen Wellman, Jr. & Sherry Pharris; aunts, Christine Pritchard  (Lawrence), Tavarsas Pharris; Evelyn Young, Jackie Young & Ethel Barnes; uncle, Glen Wellman, III (Mai); cousins, Colin, Noelle, Chelsea Elizabeth & Rylee; several extended family members and friends.

A Life Celebration will be held 2:00pm, Friday, December 23rd at Liberty Baptist Church, (1047 S Water Ave, Gallatin, TN, 37066) with burial to follow at Crestview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be 2 hours prior to service at church. Crestview Funeral Home, 1623 Hwy 109 N, Gallatin, TN, 37066, 615-452-1943, crestviewfh.com


21 Comments to Janessa Dian Wellman

  1. Amy Castro
    December 21, 2016 8:13 pm

    We love you Janessa. And we will miss your smiling face and your ability to make everyone around you Happy.. And ill always be your “Best Friend”.

  2. Edie Wainwright
    December 21, 2016 8:36 pm

    Janessa, i will miss your sweet smiling face, spunky personality, and your ability to love everyone!! Our math class will never be the same because I won’t see your sweet face making fun of me and laughing at me. God bless your family , I love you sweet girl?
    Mrs. Wainwright-
    Rucker Stewart – 6th grade math teacher

    • Keyanna chery
      April 23, 2017 1:00 pm

      Hi ms.Wainwright you are very right it’s not going to be the same without her and this is a very sad time now but all of us will stay strong for her in memory of JANESSA DIAN WELLMAN !!LOVE KEYANNA CHERY AND KE’ASYA BURTON

  3. Alison Robinson, Rucker Stewart Teacher
    December 21, 2016 8:56 pm

    God bless your family during this unbelievable heartbreak. Janessa, your light will always shine.
    With love,

  4. Wendy Brown
    December 21, 2016 9:11 pm

    Dearest Janessa,
    I did not know you, other than in pictures. However, I do know your sweet mama and if you were anything like her then you were a wonderful person!!! Godspeed!
    Wendy Brown

  5. Jane Griggs
    December 21, 2016 9:55 pm

    Jasmine – I’m so sorry for the loss of your sister.

    Mrs. Griggs
    7th Math

  6. Tim "Janessa's dad" Pharris
    December 21, 2016 10:36 pm

    I. Love babygirl daddy miss you so much

  7. Tim "Janessa's dad" Pharris
    December 21, 2016 10:38 pm

    Daddy love and truly miss you babygirl

  8. Robert and Alicia Harper
    December 21, 2016 11:55 pm

    Love you guys and my the Lord keep you and give strength we r going to miss her very Much so and I’m praying for you and the family

  9. Michelle Southwick
    December 22, 2016 2:01 am

    My heart goes out to your family at this time of grief. Sometimes God let’s us borrow angels and then needs them back too soon but her light will stay bright around you. Be blessed. Xoxoxo

  10. VICKIE
    December 22, 2016 7:30 am

    James said. I never new u ,BUTTTT u ATTENDED school with my oldest gbaby!! Victoria!!!I no she is HURTING but I sat to say this, they (ur classmates ’23’ will missing very much…They r so young like u were wen u left us all..Fly high!! Baby #GONEBUTNEVERFORGTTEN!!!!!MS.VICKIE.& VICTORIA!!!!?????????

  11. VICKIE
    December 22, 2016 7:32 am

    Janessa . I never new u ,BUTTTT u ATTENDED school with my oldest gbaby!! Victoria!!!I no she is HURTING but I say that to say this, they (ur classmates ‘of 23’ will missing very much…They r so young like u were wen u left us all..Fly high!! Baby #GONEBUTNEVERFORGTTEN!!!!!MS.VICKIE.& VICTORIA!!!!?????????

  12. Tommy & Lisa Illobre
    December 22, 2016 3:00 pm

    We did not know you but our hearts go out to your family. God must have needed another angel. I pray for peace for the entire family and pray that God will comfort them in their loss of such a young and beautiful young girl you are. I am sure you radiated a spirit of immeasurable joy and happiness to the lives of everyone who loved and knew you. May you rest in our fathers loving arms. Prayers to this entire family for your loss.

    Tommy & Lisa Illobre ( Friends to Christine & Larry Pritchard )

  13. Stephanie Angell
    December 22, 2016 10:07 pm

    We used to live in the same complex, and my son was one of her classmates. Please accept our heartfelt condolences and prayers.

  14. Adam Perez
    December 23, 2016 12:11 am

    I did not know you but my son went to school with you and he is sad. I know your mother from work. My heart goes out to the family. Stay strong.

  15. Clark Langley
    December 23, 2016 11:16 am

    You were very nice and kind , you will be missed.

  16. Sondra Hearn
    December 23, 2016 12:03 pm

    As a teacher, I did not have her in my actual class. However, she always made it a point to give a hug to me on a daily basis and ask me how my day was going. I will always remember her smile and our little conversations, although short were very meaningful to me. She was a spunky and loving angel while here and will forever be a spunky and loving guardian angel to all those around. She truly will be missed and forever remembered and loved. Rest In Peace sweet angel.

    Sondra Hearn (Rucker Stewart-6th grade teacher)

  17. Shirley Woodall
    December 23, 2016 5:07 pm

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. if I can help in any way, let me know. Such a sweet young lady.

    Shirley Woodall
    Janessa’s bus driver

  18. Beth
    December 23, 2016 8:37 pm

    I want to offer my heartfelt condolences to the family of Janessa. God promises to give us comfort when we need it.
    So pray to him for the comfort and help you need at this sad time. He will help you to endure the pain of losing
    this dear child. God has promised to bring an end to death and all of the grief and sorrow that comes with it. He
    views death as an enemy that he will destroy in his due time. Prayer to God along with the wonderful memories
    you have of Janessa will give you some comfort at this most distressing time.
    Revelation 21:3,4

  19. Joann Heisinger ("Ms.H")
    December 24, 2016 8:45 am

    My condolences to the entire family. No parent should ever have to bury their child and I weep tears for your pain. I pray for your peace and comfort. Such a sweet child. The Rucker-Stewart family grieves.

  20. cristal parrish
    January 17, 2017 12:39 am

    Nessa.. Jus stopping by to tell you how much I miss you.. I love you baby girl..FLY HIGH.. REST EASY..

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