Christi Wells was a devoted mother and a compassionate caregiver, her family members said.
She worked as a medical assistant, and when her aunt and her great-grandfather needed home care, she was there daily to help, her grandmother said.
“She was kind and compassionate,” Delores Parker said. “She always had a smile. When her great-grandfather would see her, his eyes would light up.”
Christina “Christi” Berry Wells, 34, of Winamac, died Sept. 25. She was a 1997 Merrillville High School graduate. She is survived by her two sons, Gavin Alonso and Tanner Wells, her parents and numerous other family members.
Wells’ sister, Beth Previs, said she loved music, and her tastes ranged from Johnny Cash to Eminem and The Zac Brown Band. The two enjoyed going to concerts together.
She loved her sons, and enjoyed watching them play football and swimming at home.
“She encouraged her sons to always do their best, to be kind to others, and to stand up for what they believe in,” she said. “She was a single mom for many years and appreciated our parents helping her. She loved our parents, valued their opinions and wanted their approval on life decisions.”
Previs said Wells loved spending time with her brother Jason, and watching him race his racecar. She loved spending time with his wife and their children.
“She loved to have people over in the summer to relax by the pool, and in the fall she loved to sit by the bonfire,” her sister said.
She was good at making people laugh, and shared inside jokes with many family members. She was always the life of the party, Previs said, and enjoyed meeting new people.
“We never went more than a few days without talking,” Previs said. “Every memorable moment in my life has included my sister, and life will never be the same without her.”