Betty Jean Holmes Sellars

November 23, 1928 - January 19, 2022
Betty Jean Holmes Sellars


Betty Jean Holmes Sellars, 93 of Leland, NC went to be with our Lord and Savior on January 19, 2022. Born on November 23, 1928 Betty was the loving daughter of the late Rossie C. Holmes and Mildred T. Holmes and the sister of the late Thomas Holmes of Leland, NC.

Betty was a long-time member of the First Baptist Church of Leland where she taught Sunday school for many years. She was a volunteer of the Leland Rescue Squad during the late 70’s and owned and operated her own salon that served many members of the community. She was a matriarch of the Leland community and was loved by all that knew her. Betty also volunteered with Hospice for many years and enjoyed being able to help comfort others during their time of need.

Betty was preceded in death by her loving husband of 63 years, Floyd B. Sellars of Leland, NC; her daughter Patsy Jean Sellars Duvall of Leland, NC; parents Rossie and Mildred Holmes of Leland, NC and brother Thomas Holmes of Leland, NC.

Surviving is her son in law Richard “Rick” Duvall Sr of Leland, NC, Grandchildren Richard Duvall Jr and wife Shannon of Delco, NC; Amie Brown and husband Chad of Leland, NC and 8 precious great grandchildren: Savannah (Jacob), James, Jonathan, William, Mason, Brantley, Charlie and MacKenzie along with several nieces, nephews and cousins all who daunted her famous red lipstick print on their Cheek.

Funeral service will be held at First Baptist Church of Leland, 517 Village Road Leland, NC 28451 on Tuesday January 25th, 2022. Visitation will be held from 12-1pm and the service to follow. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

The Family would like to give a special thank you to Terry Child for everything she has done and to thank you all for your thoughts, prayers and kindness during this difficult time.

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Wilmington Funeral & Cremation Village Road Chapel 525 Village Road Leland, NC 28424 910-383-3511.

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  • January 21, 2022
    Joe and Don Moore says:
    Ms Betty was our neighbor when Don and I were growing up. She was my second mother and the sweetest lady I’ve ever known. She was all about Leland Baptist Church. When I think about that church, I think about her. Everybody who ever met her is grieving today. Godspeed Ms Betty.

  • January 24, 2022
    Rosemary Long says:
    Ms. Betty was such a loving soul. I’ll always remember her beautiful smile. Heaven just got a loving and a beautiful angel. I will miss her lovely smile and kind words.

  • January 23, 2022
    John and Kathy Moore says:
    Aunt Betty, you were a beautiful soul, you was a friend to everyone, had a heart as big as the outdoors. You were the last of this Sellars line, I bet your celebration in Heaven is glorious! Wish I could hug you one last time.

  • January 23, 2022
    Diane & Cliff Burroughs says:
    Aunt Betty and Uncle Floyd were the sweetest people I knew growing up. She is now walking on streets of gold with Jesus and united with her family that had gone before her.. Prayers for all of her family that God will comfort you as you go through the sorrowful days ahead.

  • January 22, 2022
    Carol Ann Floyd says:
    They are just no words to fully describe Ms. Betty. She was so sweet and so loving. She considered all of us her youngins even being an adult. She always had an encouraging word to say and always said she loved you. Until I see you again Ms. Betty have a wonderful time rejoicing with all that has gone on before us