I am Marcus Wellows, 49, a Christian African American male, 6ft, 220 lbs. Iíve been on Death Row 12 yrs. Iím seeking loyal companionship with people who can share life experiences, support and encourage each other. Someone who will stand with me so I donít have to stand alone.

Iím loyal and donít play games or beg for money. If someone wants to help me or visit or write me I like it to be out of their own choosing.

I am college educated and well read. I love to read all types of material, play chess, exercise, play and watch sports. I spent 15 years as a counselor in society and I worked in corporate America. I enjoyed working with people much more.

This is my first time in prison.

Iím blessed to have family support and some wonderful friends who believe in me. Iím gregarious, very positive, spiritual and love people. Great conversationalist, listener and encourager by nature.

Iím a Vietnam vet, spent 2 years in Germany, bilingual in Spanish. Iím a very humble person with a sense of humor. I have a beautiful daughter Tynecia Michelle whoís a college student. I grew up in Miami, Florida.

I love God and The Bible but do not push my faith off on others. If you would like to be my friend, I can assure you Iíll be just as much a blessing to your life as you can be to mine.

Marcus A. Wellons #314289
PO Box 3877
GA 30233

Execution Day, Not Just Another Day
(published article my Marcus Wellons)

How do we deal with the situation of being on Death Row? The way Iíve dealt with all executions here is by spending most of the time in my cell praying, studying the Bible and fasting. I forgo all table games, yard call, and frivolous conversations such as joking, playing, and laughing. My conversations are more of a serious nature. I send back all my food trays instead of giving them away to comrades. When the officers ask why, I politely remind them, ďI donít eat on execution days.Ē

I explain respectfully that when their comrades pass on, they observe it by attending the funeral and wearing black tapes on their badges. Since I canít attend the funeral of those who were executed, this is my way of showing respect.

I spend the time praying not only for my comrade, but also for the victimís family and friends and the powers that be. The reason I observe executions in this way is that Iím grieving and I donít ever want to become desensitized to the point where Iím so used to it that itís just another day.

We must all deal with this issue in our own way. There are many who still go about their regular routine, and I donít judge or try to compel anyone to observe the day in the way I choose. They respect my way as I do theirs.

May the peace of God be with you all

Marcus A Wellons
Georgia Death Row
Jackson GA