Susan DeAnn “Wells” Mills was born on Nov. 29, 1962, in Rockdale on Thanksgiving Day to Barbara Jean “Jeanie” Betchan (nee Taylor) and Ted Roy Wells.
She attended Rockdale High School and later went on to attend college at SCI in Austin where she graduated with a 4.0.
Though her travels have taken her to many places, she remained a proud Texan through and through.
She loved her family unconditionally and was a proud sister to Phillip “Bubba” Wells and Tammy Wells.
If you asked Susan of her greatest accomplishment, there is no doubt she would say her children and grandchildren—Chasity Jensen and husband Scott, Meghan Dellerman and Logan Dellerman.
She never hesitated to regale any available listener with stories of her grandchildren, Madden Jensen, Aubrey Kate Jensen and Addy Grace Mueck. She kept their pictures proudly displayed and received so much joy in hearing about their many shenanigans.
Her grandchildren loved visiting with her and called her “Suey”—though we are positive that’s not the name she would have chosen for herself, she loved it nonethe less.
The History Channel lost its biggest fan on Dec. 28, 2020, when she was called home by our Savior surrounded by her mother and two daughters.
Susan’s intelligence was often displayed in her deep love for history and insatiable curiosity. As a self-professed bibliophile and historian, she was rarely without a new fact or discussion topic to share with her family in conversation. Her passion for reading and learning is reflected in her children and grandchildren today.
As a faithful Christian, her knowledge of the Bible was extensive and dedication to prayer, unrelenting. Even during her own grief, she never hesitated to selflessly lift someone else up in prayer, and never lost her faith in God’s love.
She loved the Dallas Cowboys and Texas Longhorns (much to her eldest daughter’s dismay) and enjoyed collecting their memorabilia.
She loved animals and was the first animal control officer in Cameron—a job she truly enjoyed.
Her family often shares memories of her ability to cook from scratch and never use a recipe—she was always trying something new and enjoyed cooking for large groups. She learned from watching her Grandma Wells in the kitchen growing up, and her favorite thing to cook was chicken and dumplings.
One of Susan’s greatest gifts was her love of others. She never met a stranger and would give selflessly when she was able. She had a kind and curious spirit and was always interested in finding the best in others. She is loved and will be dearly missed by those who really knew her.
“So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.”—Matthew 6:34