Reverend John Marcus Sellars

November 26, 1956 - September 7, 2019
Reverend John Marcus Sellars

Reverend John Marcus Sellars age 62 of Leland passed away on Saturday September 7, 2019 at New Hanover Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Brunswick County on November 26, 1956 to the late John Rufus Sellars and Beatrice White Sellars. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his loving wife of 35 years, Susan Lewis Sellars.

He graduated from North Brunswick High School in 1975, went to Seminary at Campbell University, graduating in 1994. Rev. John, was a dedicated and devoted Pastor at Penderlea Baptist Church in Pender County.

Rev. John is survived by his daughters, Julia Layne Sellars of Williamston, NC and Kimberly Sellars Horton and husband Blake of Robersonville, NC; three grandchildren, Tristan Thomas Horton, Luke Marcus Horton, and Evelyn Rose Horton; along with his extended family including, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Funeral services will be held 2:30 pm Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Elah Baptist Church officiated by Rev. Kenneth Long. Burial will be at King Memorial Garden in Leland. Pallbearers will Blake Horton, Tristan Horton, Ray Simmons, James Henderson, Adam Lewis, and Robert Brown, Jr.

The family will be receiving friends at the church from 1 pm until the service time at 2:30 pm.

Memorial contributions to help the family with final expenses may be made at Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society, or the American Heart Association.

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  • September 09, 2019
    John (Sonny) & Katherine Moore says:
    Our heart goes out to John's daughters and his grandchildren. We send our love and our prayers to aide them in the grieving process. The few times we were able to visit with him, were very nice. Peace be with the family.

  • September 09, 2019
    Sheila Joned says:
    I am So Sorry for You All & Sending for the days to come. God plan is the best one & John is in his house now. Love & Prayers for You All! Welcome To Ur Forever Home!

  • September 10, 2019
    Crystal Moore says:
    I never got to meet him but he was my Dad's cousin.

  • September 10, 2019
    Jane Crowder says:
    Julia and Kimberly, please accept our condolences in the passing of your father. May God watch over each and everyone during this difficult time. God is with you Jane Crowder and Mae Brinson----Wilmington Funeral and Cremation Village Road Chapel, Leland, NC

  • September 10, 2019
    Beverly Cameron says:
    Prayers for the family.