Elizabeth Sekul

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AUGUSTA, Ga. - Elizabeth M. "Betty" Sekul, 90, died on April 22, 2016 in Augusta, Georgia. Mrs. Sekul was born in Cisco, Texas. A longtime resident of Mississippi, she moved to Augusta after losing her home in Hurricane Katrina in 2005. She was a devoted wife and mother and civically-minded, volunteering at many levels. She was a registered nurse, receiving her degree from Louisiana State University in 1948. She served many years as a nurse helping her husband establish a general clinic in Magee and later the first pediatric clinic in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1952. She then went back to school for a B.S. in social studies and secondary education from University of Southern Mississippi in 1977. She was an active member of Nativity BVM Parish. She was involved in many civic and cultural affairs, including Gulf Pines Girl Scouts Council, The Boy Scouts of America and the Walter Anderson Museum Board. She was a member of the Slavic Ladies Auxiliary, Beach Garden Society, Gulf Coast Opera Salon, Gulf Coast Carnival Association, Billikins, LeMasquee, and the Mississippi Medical Auxiliary. She served as President for Mary L. Michel PTA. She was a Master Gardener and Tristate Gardener Judge. She was Mother of the Year in 1977. She was preceded in death by her parents, Melvin B. Montgomery, Eva Lee Horne Johnigan; her brother, William Robert Montgomery; and her beloved husband, Wallace Steve Sekul, M.D. She is survived by a son, William Robert Sekul (Sherita) of Brandon, Mississippi; a daughter, Dr. Elizabeth A. Sekul (Jim James) of Augusta, Georgia; grandchildren, William Steven Sekul, Griffin Sullivan Sekul, Braxton Wallace James and Elizabeth Diana James; and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation was held Saturday, April 30, 2016 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at Nativity BVM Cathedral in Biloxi. Mass of the resurrection was celebrated at 11 a.m. Interment was at Southern Memorial Park Cemetery. A memorial service will be held at Brandon Wilde at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Immaculate Conception Catholic School Elizabeth M. Sekul Special Education Scholarship Fund (in Augusta, Georgia); the Girl Scouts of Greater Mississippi or the . Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors, 214 Davis Rd., Augusta, GA 30907 (706) 364-8484. Please sign the guestbook at www.thomaspoteet.com


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Published in The Augusta Chronicle on May 1, 2016
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