Dorothy Sasser Sellers (1922 - 2019)

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Service Information
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W
Shallotte, NC
Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W
Shallotte, NC 28459
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Wednesday, May 15, 2019
2:00 PM
Brunswick Funeral Service and Crematory
5229 Ocean Hwy W
Shallotte, NC 28459
View Map

Dorothy Sasser Sellers, 97, of Shallotte, wife, mother, and teacher died May 11, 2019.
She was born in Goldsboro on April 22, 1922, the home of her late parents, Roland Wright Sasser and Carrie Wright Bryant Sasser, who in later years made Wilmington their home.
After graduating from East Carolina Teachers College in 1944, where she was elected to Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges, Dorothy S. Sellers spent her first summer during World War II as a Nurse's Aide with the American Red Cross Volunteers. Simultaneously, she began a teaching career in Wilmington in 1944.
After WWII, she taught in Sunnyside School, Shallotte, and later, Tanglewood Elementary School, Lumberton, completing thirty-two (32) years as a classroom teacher receiving rich rewards in a career Dorothy Sellers loved and enjoyed with many, many wonderful students. She found ways to contribute to the community through Chestnut Street United Methodist Church, Lumberton, as a den mother through Boy Scouts of America, Green Thumb Garden Club, Community Art Guild, and the Ocean Isle Waterway Art Association. Love of the sea is reflected in her artwork, which is hanging in homes of friends and in public buildings.
Dorothy S. Sellers is preceded in death by William T. Sellers, beloved husband of 62 years; son, Roland Chadwick Sellers; brothers, Charles Edward Sasser, Roland Wright Sasser Jr. and wife Betty Holst Sasser of Columbia, S.C.; and a niece, Sandra Sasser Haddon of Mt. Pleasant, S.C.
She is survived by a son, William T. Sellers Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Doster Sellers, Tucson, Ariz.; sister-in-law, Betty Mae Brayer Sasser of Morganton; grandson, Steven Sellers of San Mateo, Calif.; granddaughter, Dr. Claire E. Sellers, M.D., Raleigh; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Sellers Bellamy of Greer, S.C.; numerous nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.
The family expresses appreciation to the Rev. Bob Redmond and her many friends.
Services were conducted at 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 15, 2019, in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel. The family received friends one hour prior at the funeral home.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the (preschool) kindergarten and Youth Group of Seaside United Methodist Church, c/o Donna Russell, Headmistress of preschool, 1300 Seaside Road, SW, Sunset Beach, NC 28468.
Online condolences may be made at
Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte

Published in The Brunswick Beacon on May 16, 2019
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