Rev. Yolanda Harvey Wells, 41, an assistant pastor

December 03, 1991

The Rev. Yolanda Harvey Wells, assistant pastor and minister of music at Salem Community Church, died Wednesday at Liberty Medical Center after surgery.

Services were to be held at 7 tonight at Macedonia Baptist Church, 718 W. Lafayette Ave.

Mrs. Wells, who was 41, lived on West Rogers Avenue. Her life revolved around Salem Community Church, at 3610 Eldorado Ave., family members said. She assisted her father, the Rev. Irvin K. Harvey, the pastor. There she sang and played piano and was involved in educational and outreach programs for youth.

She also taught reading, as well as history and math, to young people incarcerated in the Baltimore City Detention Center.

Born in Baltimore Jan. 26, 1950, she was educated in city schools. She graduated from Western High School in 1968 and received an associate degree in food administration from the Community College of Baltimore in 1977. She attended Baltimore Bible College.

Surviving are her husband, Phillip Wells; a daughter, Jeanette Wells, a stepson, James P. Wells Jr., and her parents, the Rev. Irvin K. and Thelma Harvey, all of Baltimore; two sisters, Denise Harvey of San Antonio, Texas, and Marilyn Harvey of Baltimore; and a brother, Terry Harvey of Baltimore.

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