Funeral Service

Time: 11.40am

Date: Thursday 21st July 2022

Service Details:
The service and cremation will be held a Accrington Crematorium.

Sarah Anne Wells

On 10th July 2022, suddenly at her home in Accrington, Sarah, aged 42 years. The much loved mum of Owen and Thomas, dearly loved daughter of Sue and John, loving sister of Rachael and Andrew, loving auntie of Imogen and Jasmine and a dear friend to many.

Following her A Levels, Sarah went to Accrington Training Group and then became a Child Support Officer at CSA before transferring to the DWP where she remained for 24 years. Sarah loved her work and each day gave her very best. Caring, helpful and dynamic, she was a popular member of the team. She loved music and dancing in her younger years, sharing a lovely friendship with her sister, Rachael. Sarah loved reading a good romance novel and would tell you in detail films that she had watched. She had also been an avid Blackburn Rovers fan and had watched them play at Wembley and Cardiff. Sarah will be remembered for her joie de vivre and that twinkle of mischief in her eyes and will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of knowing and loving her.

Family flowers only please, donations in memory of Sarah are being gratefully received on behalf of The Salvation Army and Derian House Children’s Hospital via the blue donate button below.

Please feel free to leave a message for Sarah’s online memorial book by completing the form below. [ninja_form id=5]


Messages for the family of Sarah Anne Wells


John Marvin Wells

I’m so sorry I can be there in person to bid farewell to my dear cousin. I know that no words can duly express, or extinguish the bereavement we all feel. But I cannot help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride knowing that such a funny and beautiful person was not only my cousin, but also a friend. I will always have nothing but fond memories. Goodbye Cousin. X


Kelly Whyte

You have suffered such a great loss and I literally haven’t stopped thinking about you all. Sarah was loved by many and I hope this gives you all some kind of comfort in such devastating circumstances.Sleep tight beautiful sending my deepest condolences to you all especially her lovely boys xx


Melony Broad

I am so sorry to hear this. I remember Sarah fondly – years spent playing out with her on Brigg Field, handstands in our back garden and the numerous water fights. Sarah was a wonderful friend to me at All Saints. Much love to you Sarah.


Andrew Rothery

So sorry for the loss of Sarah. Really couldn’t believe it when I heard. I will always remember Sarah as the little sister I never had. Some real laughs through college as well as in work through our Darwen Jobcentre days. An absolute joy to be around and no matter what you were going through she would always make you laugh and smile. I know how close she was to all her family and my thoughts and prayers go to you all. Rest in peace Sarah, I feel blessed to have known you and had you as a friend.


Laura, Lee, Dexter and Wyatt 

Thinking of you all… I have lots of lovely memories to remember of her. Lots of love xx


Brenda and Alan Mather

We’re devastated at the loss of our beautiful niece Sarah. So sorry for your loss John and Sue, Owen and Thomas, and Rachael, Andrew, Imogen and Jasmine.


Claire Endersby

Thinking of you all at this incredibly sad time. Sarah will be sadly missed by many. Keeping you all in our thoughts, Claire, Jonathan, Thea and Maggie x


Alan & Lyn Richardson and family.

Our hearts go out to you. Life can be so hard, you have to be strong for the boys…xx


Helen, Adam, Charlotte & Katherine Boyde

We were deeply saddened to hear of Sarah’s death. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.


Julie Holden

Gone way too soon. I’ll miss our laughs and chats we used to have at tesco. RIP Sarah. Xx


Sue and Ronnie Halstead and family

Our thoughts are with you at this very sad time, please accept our deepest condolences.



Sarah was more than my neighbour, she was a loved friend. Kind, caring, thoughtful and completely bonkers. I’ll never forget her and I’ll always have good memories of fun times spent on our patch. We used to talk about building an underground tunnel from our houses so we didn’t have to walk out of our door and the few paces to each other’s front door. We talked about it constantly and would spend hours designing our tunnel but only got as far as having a hole in our fence where I would often see Sarah’s eyeball or twiglet toe sticking through to make me laugh. So many nights spent blasting out cheesy tunes and dancing around our living rooms with the kids rolling their eyes at us. Sarah was the perfect host and loved entertaining. I met many of her friends at her wine and pizza nights and all of them lovely people. I loved the way we were…coming downstairs to find Thomas, sat in my kitchen, after letting himself in and helping himself to my treat cupboard….Charlie just popping round to Sarah’s to use all her nail polishes and perfume. I’ll miss her phone calls that lasted hours and her snorting laugh. I’ll never ever forget her and she carries a piece of my heart ♥️


Debbie Richardson

Thinking of you all at this sad time. I only had the privilege of knowing Sarah for a short time, but felt like I had known her for years, one of the many wonderful things about Sarah, she made you feel welcome and at ease instantly. She was such a lovely person, so warm, caring and very, very funny with a great sense of humour. Just a down to earth person and very genuine, just a little ray of sunshine to be around. One thing abundantly clear was her love for her two boys and her family, she gushed about her wonderful boys, she was so proud, just beaming with pride every time she spoke about them. She said how lucky she was to have her boys and family on many occasions, so I wanted to make you aware of how much she thought of you all, you were her world. Rest in peace Sarah, you will be missed sweetheart, more than you know and I am ever so grateful I got the chance to meet you x x


The Horsman family

We are deeply sorry for your loss. Sending much love at this difficult time. Shona, Stefan, Jordan and Erin xx


Beverley Rees

Totally unique, Sarah with the cheeky grin. You will be so missed by the whole family. You can never be forgotten.


Ball Family

Please accept our deepest condolences. Wishing you comfort and peace to face the days ahead and loving memories to hold in your heart xx


Michelle Wells

Well totally heartbroken at the untimely loss of such a beautiful caring lovely young lady who I could call my darling niece, you made me laugh cry and it is an honour to have been a part of your life rest in peace my beautiful Sarah love you unconditional and always love your Auntie Michelle xxxxxx


Jacki Graham

If anyone’s family was ever the centre of her universe it was Sarah’s. She could not have been prouder of Owen and Thomas. I used to call her the perfect mum, which made her face light up. Sarah was a joy to know, she was clever, beautiful, kind and a real people person. She was our work sister and has left a massive space that can never be filled – nor would we want it to be. God bless you Sarah, what will I do without your phone calls that dissolved us into helpless laughter? Thanks for everything Sarah, even your legendary feet! Our loss is heaven’s gain xxxx


Sandra Shearon

So very sad. .. thoughts and condolences to the RIP SARAH. ❤️


Perry, Tracy, Oscar Mellor

We are so very sorry for the sudden and devasting loss of your beautiful angel Sarah. We will miss all our daily chats and texts and most of all your amazing sense of fun and humour. Sarah faced some horrible situations and always came out the other side showing grace and positivity looking for the good in everybody. To Owen and Thomas your mum lived for you both and you were the most important priority of her life. Your mum was so extremely proud of you both and your achievements. You are both amazing young men and our thoughts and prayers are with you all xx


Karin, Stephen, Ollie & Kate Targett

So sorry for your loss Owen and Thomas, John and Sue, and Rachael, Andrew, Imogen and Jasmine. Sarah was one of the nicest, kindest people that I had the pleasure to know. Always the life and soul of every party and always had a twinkle in her eye. Lots of fond memories, all of which bring a smile to my face. Our thoughts are with you all x



There are no words to express how tragic this is. I have so many happy memories over the years of Sarah and all of the family. May she rest in peace. Sending you much love and strength x


Annemarie Timmins

I’m so sorry I can’t be there, I’ve been thinking of all the fun and laughs and chats we had when we worked together. You were a little ray of sunshine and I will never forget you my wee pal love to your beautiful boys and all of your family may you rest in perfect peace.


Paul White

I have known Sarah most of my life since Primary School Days, Such a sad loss and have spoken a lot to her in the past year. Thoughts with her lovely Parents and Sister and her 2 boys.


James Walker & family

I have so many happy memories of spending time with Sarah. It was always an exciting day making the trip across the Pennines to see my Aunty and Uncle – playing with my cousins was the highlight of course. We were deeply saddened and shocked by the news of Sarah’s passing – we share some of your grief and wish we were there to hug and cry together. Love always the Walkers downunder xxxx


Sarah Makin

Fly high angel, you will be missed. Sarah was a loving, kind, funny lady and cherished her family loads and would do anything for them, I could tell in the way she spoke about you all. Had so many memories at high school and so many laughs and adventures together. Sleep tight lovely xxxx


Natasha Holloway

Thinking of you all xx what a great friend Sarah was during our college years and beyond. Lots of great memories and good times had. Much love to John, Sue, Rach and also to Sarah’s boys xxx the world will sparkle less without you Sarah xxx tash xx



Sending my deepest condolences Sarah was one of the few friends I clearly remember since the earliest of Primary school years, she was special and unique. We shared many happy things amongst others, winning the WB safety poster competition! John, Sue & Rachael, I know how very close you were back then too and I cannot imagine how this feels for you all.. as others have said, there are simply no words.. I’m just so glad Sarah and I found each other one way or another during recent times (mostly through boys swimming!) and it’s clear to see how much Sarah has meant to so many which i’m sure will continue despite this; and perhaps most of all, how much her two sons meant to her. I am thinking of her and you all today and every day at least just before my birthday (the day she left) forwards. Sending strength at this time with comfort and healing to you always, rest in the sweetest of peace Sarah x X x


Tina Catlow

Myself and Sarah weren’t close at school but we always said hello, thinking of you and your family, especially her boys ????. Sending lots of love ❤️, xxx


Janet, Daniel, Lee and Martin Wolstencroft

such a sad day today. Your family did you proud today Sarah. The poem you dad wrote was beautiful. Fly high beautiful Sarah you will be greatly missed. Xxx ❤


Carlene Jackson

My thoughts go out to all at this sad times, you had a beautiful,kind daughter, sister, mother to the boys and auntie. Just want to say proud i was to have her as a friend. R.I.P Sarah xxx


Danielle Grime

I wasn’t at DWP long, but I’ve got lots of memories of Sarah being my little sidekick and helping me through my anxieties. From my first day she spotted I needed a friend and boy was she that friend. Messaging me daft things in the morning before work just so she knew I would be okay at work. In the time I knew Sarah she managed to change my prospective on quite a few things. She will be very much missed. I’m sorry for everyone’s loss, we have truly lost a star.



Sarah Anne Wells: I had the pleasure of working with Sarah for a brief time before I left the DWP she had a Beautiful Spirit and it shone out of her when she smiled. I am sorry that she has been taken from you at such a young age. Her smile and funny bones will be missed by so many. Love and thoughts to you all. She will never be forgotten, Love to you all xx



As a sister of Karen, I knew Sarah years ago…such a beautiful person, inside and out…my heart goes out to you all xx


Zoey Rimmer

Such a beautiful soul. There for me and my boys when we needed it most. My boy was best friends with your boy. I know you will smile down at me tomorrow when I get married again. Fly high, sleep well ❤️



With love and loss in my heart, I am filled with sadness to be saying goodbye to a caring and lovely friend, a lady who looked after me in my times of need and helped me into my feet when I was down. My heart is with you all, her beloved family – who she was devoted to and loved so dearly. God picks his favourite flowers first ???? xxxx


Helen Williams (Mitchell)

Still struggling to find the words – my deepest condolences to you all. What a wonderful turnout today for your beautiful Sarah – she would’ve been so touched at the range of people who managed to get there to say a final farewell – that just speaks volumes about the positive impact she had on all our lives. It’s still such a shock but I hope you can find a little peace knowing how very loved she was. Rest in peace now Sarah – always “Wellibobs” to me xxxxx


Paul McKavanagh

Shocked to read such sad news. Sincere condolences to all the family.


David and Jean Mckinlay

All our love, and treasured memories last forever.


Pam and Graham Walmsley and family

We have known Sarah most of her life. She always had a twinkle in her eye. We have wonderful memories of family holidays, celebrations and family get-togethers all filled with happiness, fun and laughter. Sarah was a beautiful girl inside and out with a heart of gold. She loved her family dearly and was a fantastic and proud mum to Owen and Thomas. We will remember you with love and sadness that you were taken from us too soon. Sending love and strength. Rest in peace lovely Sarah xxx

Lesley Heney
I am so sorry to hear of Sarah’s passing x I have just found out x she was a beautiful person and I worked with her at Accrington and Darwen Jobcentre x she was a truly beautiful person xxxx she loved life and her family were her world xxx she always made me feel special and we had some fun times xx my heartfelt blessings go to you and your family xxx