Susan Lewis Sellars

May 6, 1955 - November 18, 2013
Susan Lewis Sellars


Susan Layne Lewis Sellars, age 58, of Leland, went to be with her Savior and Lord on Monday, November 18, 2013 SECU Hospice Center of an extended illness.

She was born May 6, 1955 in Albemarle, NC to the late Reverend Herman and Helen Jeffers Lewis. Susan was a faithful member of Faith Baptist Church. She graduated in 1973 from North Brunswick High School and received her associates degree in early childhood development from Miller Motte College. She worked at S.P.E.C. Childhood Development Center in Leland. Susan was instrumental in starting The Toy Store of the Brunswick Baptist Association and very active in missions with children.

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Jimmy Lewis.

Susan is survived by her loving husband of 35 years, Reverend John M. Sellars, two daughters, Julia Layne Sellars of Williamston and Kimberly Sellars Horton and husband Blake of Robersonville; two grandchildren, Tristan Thomas Horton and Luke Marcus Horton; two sisters, Cheryl Simmons and husband Ray of Rocky Point and Beth Lewis of Leland; and two nieces, Natalie and Abby Lewis.

A funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at Faith Baptist Church in Bolivia with the Reverend Kenneth Long and Reverend Jeff Gibby officiating. Burial will follow in King Memorial Garden, Leland.

The family will be receiving friends at the church from 11 a.m. until hour of service.

Pallbearers will be Ray Simmons, Earl Hewitt, James Henderson, Billy Clayton, Jeff Lane, and Dwight McDowell.

Memorial contributions may be made to SECU Lower Cape Fear Hospice, 1414 Physicians Drive, Wilmington, NC 28401 or the American Cancer Society, 8300 Health Park #10 Raleigh, NC

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  • November 21, 2013
    Linda J. David says:
    Beth, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May God's peace be with you.

  • November 24, 2013
    Wenfy Spivey Sarvis says:
    MARCUS AND FAMILY: I AM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR THAT SUSAN PASSED AWAY. WE WORKED AT NEW HANOVER IN THE LAB AND SHE WAS SUCH A LOVING PERSON; SHE MAD ME LAUGH SO MUCH. I REMEMBER THE DAY THAT YOU WERE MARRIEDD AND HOW HAPPY SHE WAS AND I CAN REMBER THAT THE WEDDING WAS GREEN AND WHITE. SHE CAME TO MY WEDDNG TO MY HUSBAND ,, BILL,, ALSO. ONCE WE TAUGHT VBS TOGETHER AND WE HAD 20 5 YEAR OLD GIRLS! THETY WE CALL OT "MISS WENDY AND MISS SUSAN" AND BY THURSDAY,, WE WERE GOING BATTY! SUSAN LOOKED AT ME AND SAID' I'M ABOUT DEAF IN ONE EAR , WENDY, AND THIS THE FIRST TIME I THOUGHT IT WAS A BLESSING WITH ALL THESE LITTLE GIRLS CALLING OUR NAMES EVERY 5 SECONDS" I LAUGHED AND SHE SHE LAUGHED SO HARD! SHE WAS A WONDERFUL PERSON AND SHE'LL BE MISSED. SO VERY SORRY. I'LL BE PRAYING FOR YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MAY GOD BLESS AND CCOMFORT YOU...

  • November 19, 2013
    Betty "Boop" Moore says:
    Pastor John, Julia and Kimberly, I am so sorry to have heard today that Ms. Susan is no longer with us. She has graduated onto Heaven. One more reason to want to go there. We are praying for God's peace and comfort to your hearts. We love you all.

  • November 20, 2013
    Ireland and Roselyn Upchurch says:
    Our sincerest sympathy goes to the Sellers family. We knew Helen Lewis and are friends with Aunt Georgia. May Susan and her family members in heaven become a family once again.

  • November 19, 2013
    Mary and Annette Walker says:
    Pastor John and girls, we are so sorry to hear about Susan. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.