Susie D. Sellers, 93, died May 25, 2011.
She was born Nov. 28, 1917 in Clarke County to the late Branard and Susie D. Pace of Coffeeville. She was joined in holy matrimony at a young age to the late Peter Edward Sellers. To this union eight children were born.
She accepted Jesus Christ at an early age and was baptized at Cedar Point Baptist Church in the West Bend community where she served faithfully in various church auxiliaries including, but not limited to: Teacher in both the Sunday School and Baptist Training Union; singing in the choir and serving in the Missionary Society. She was also a faithful worker in the Bladon Springs District Association and the Bladon Springs Women Convention. She attended high school and grew up in the community as mother for all the boys and girls. She encouraged them to stay in school and get a high school education. She would bake homemade tea cakes and make Kool-Aid for the children as an incentive that they attend class at West Bend Elementary School. A pioneer in her own right, she worked with the NAACP for numerous years and served in various positions to help encourage blacks to vote.
Survivors include three children, Nathaniel (Vermell) Sellers, Gulf Port, Miss., Dupree Sellers, Coffeeville, Geraldine (Walter) Collins, Uniontown; one sister-in-law, Lula M. Pace, North Highland, Calif.; two daughters-in-law, Bettye Sellers, Thomasville, Rose Mary Sellers, Prichard; 23 grandchildren; five of which she raised as her own, Wanda, Randy, Anthony, Gentry and Michelle, Rhonda, Jerlyn, Walter, Gary, Floyd, Quincy, Jacquelyn, Jerrold, Michael, Valerie, Mack Charles, Brenda, Gwendolyn, Rosharon, Hatti, Elizabeth, Darren and Herman; 35 great-grandchildren; two-great-great-grandchildren; a host of loving nephews, nieces, cousins and friends.
In addition to her parents and siblings she was preceded in death by five children, Mack Charles Sellers, Gennette Sellers, Vernette Sellers, Peter Edward Sellers and Bettye S. Cox.
The service was May 29 at 1 p.m. at Cedar Point Baptist Church in Coffeeville with Revs. James Chaney, pastor, and Brian Chapman, eulogist. Burial was in the Cedar Point Baptist Church Cemetery.
Condolences may be offered at www.viewobit.com.
Andrews Funeral Home of Jackson directed.