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 22, 2022
    Amie Brown says:
    My dearest Nanny, My heat is broken now you are gone. I cry because it hurts but I also cry because I know you are rejoicing with Papa and momma. I know you are happy to be with them again and I am so great full for the nearly 38 years I had with you. You were definitely a light in my life that shined so bright and I am so happy that my children got to know and love you as much as I do. I am surely going to miss you and your tea parties you had with the kids. I will forever cherish those memories and hold them in a special place in my heart. Give my Papa and momma a great big hug from me and tell them all about the kids. I love you Nanny, always Amie

  • January 22, 2022
    Dwight Crainshaw lit a candle:
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  • January 22, 2022
    Wendy & BillyRay Hall says:
    Mrs Betty’s presence will be missed so much here on earth. In 42 years I can’t think of one memory of Leland Baptist Church that does not include her. She was known by many and loved by All. I know she is Dancing in the Sky…We’ll Done Mrs Betty.

  • January 22, 2022
    Stephanie Horn says:
    An amazing lady. As a teenager I would spend the entire weekend with Patty and dropped back off Sunday night after church. I was given a safe haven to be myself and be safe while I was there. She was an amazing lady and loved people and the Lord. I can hear her and Uncle Floyd singing now!

  • January 22, 2022
    Stephanie Horn says:
    Aunt Betty as I grew up calling was an amazing and caring lady. I use to spend every weekend with Patsy as a teenager and aunt Betty cooked for us, did our hair Saturday night before church on Sunday after church we went back home where she always had an amazing lunch. Patsy and I would hang out all day, back to church on Sunday night and her and uncle Floyd would drop me at home after church in Sunday night. She gave me a safe haven during the weekend. She was a loving and kind woman and will be missed. Live and prayers to the family.