Known as "Mama T," Thelma Wells was a feisty 82-year-old when she went to laugh and sing in heaven with Jesus and the other Children of God.  During her life, she was celebrated.  Being featured in D Magazine, Southern Living, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Significant Living, and many more publications and gracing TV shows including Dr. Phil, The Joanie Show, Life Today, and the 700 Club.


For most of her career, she traveled to 20+ conferences a year as a speaker.  She was sought after by corporations, women’s groups, and governmental entities.  She was no stranger to the stage, having presented to over a million people in her career and spoken on the stage with the best including Zig Ziglar, Max Lucado, the late Rosa Parks, Kay Arthur, June Hunt, Serita Jakes, and of course, her Women of Faith porch pals:  Luci Swindoll, Sheila Walsh, Patsy Clairmont, Marilyn Meberg, Nicole Johnson and International Singer Sandy Patti. 


In 2016, she spoke for Women of Faith on the Final “LOVED” tour -- traveling to 22 cities and reaching half a million women.  Her passion is to tell everyone that they can “BEE” their best in Christ.  A mission she’s carried out for 50 years.


In 2001, she received her Master of Divinity from Masters International School of Divinity in Evansville, Indiana.  Then in 2006, she was ordained upon receiving an honorary Doctorate from St. Thomas Christian School and Theological Seminary in Jacksonville, Florida.


And if that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she used to tape her TV show for the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) Channel 378, which aired each Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Central. This show offered a fresh perspective on today's issues for women through dialogue and teaching. She’s written 40 plus books and training manuals including Don’t Give In – God Wants YOU to Win!, Ready to Win over Depression, Mama T Says…Rise & Shine, God Give Me Victory Over Anger! and her latest book Listen Up Beloved (which you can find on Amazon.)  


Thelma’s passion was always to inspire everyone to “BEE” the best never slowing down. Her latest venture is leading That a Girl and Friends Speakers Agency (with her daughter Vikki) to motivate, inspire, and invest in the lives of others.


In 2016, Thelma launched her "GENERATION LOVE: DIVINE EXPLOSION" conference tour.  Her influence as a great-grandmother is from the mantel she inherited from her great-grandmother, Sarah Harrell.  Thelma delights in seeing generations of women come together who stand for Christ.  This conference will encourage women to bring their entire family from girls from age 10 up.  

Months before she passed, she completed her final book, Olive Tree Wisdom, published by Moody Publishers.


Her greatest accomplishments were her family.  She was married to George, her childhood sweetheart for 58 years until he went to be with the Lord in 2019. And on October 9, 2022, she went to join him.  Mama T was blessed with three children, nine grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren who miss her, love her, and call her “Grammy."

Her Favorite Verses: Psalm 91

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

I will say[a] to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.

He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

You will not fear the terror of the night,
    nor the arrow that flies by day,

nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.

A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.

You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.

Because you have made the Lord your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge[b]

no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.

For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.

On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.

You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.

“Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.

When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.

With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”