MARY MICHELLE, was born on August 30, 1955 and returned to God July 31, 2014. She was the daughter of Augustus and Jane Sessoms. She attended West Philadelphia Catholic Girls High school and graduated in 1973. She attended Endicott College and graduated with a degree in Early Childhood education. Later, on in life she attended Meredith Manor International Equestrian Center.
Mary had several careers in her life that she excelled at including: teacher for children with special needs, Philadelphia Police officer and volunteering at a Homeless shelter in Atlantic City. She walked 5 miles in a snowstorm to take the civil service test to become a Police Officer so she could provide for her children. She received a perfect score on that test.
Mary is survived by her children Michael Johnson, Nicole Potter and grand-daughter Armani Potter who she described as "the love of my life". She taught her children to be hard working, tough, smart and above all kind. She will be missed and thought of until the day we see her again.
A Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, August 9, 2014 - 1:00 P.M. at TERRY FUNERAL HOME MEMORIAL CHAPEL, 4203-05 Haverford Ave., Phila., PA 19104.
Published on Philly.com on Aug. 7, 2014