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Sandra Ellis Seberry

November 19, 1955 ~ June 20, 2018 (age 62)

Mrs. Sandra Ellis Seberry, 62, of 2109 Fieldcrest Road, Wilson, NC, passed away on June 20, 2018 at her home.

The funeral service is scheduled for Saturday, June 30, 2018 at 1:00 pm at L N Forbes OFWB Tabernacle, 1800 Lane Street, Ext., Wilson, NC.

Burial will follow in Rest Haven Cemetery, Lane Street, Ext., Wilson, NC.

A public visitation will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King, Jr.Parkway Drive, Wilson, NC.  

An inspirational wake service will be held on Friday, June 29, 2018 also at Stevens Funeral Home Chapel beginning at 7:30 pm.

Sandra Ellis Seberry affectionately known as “Sand” or “Mema” was born November 19, 1955, to the late Robert Lee Ellis and Adelle Hardy Ellis.  She slept away peacefully at home surrounded by family.  Sandra was called home to be with the Lord June 20, 2018.

Sandra was born in Pitt County, reared in Greene County and educated in the Green County   Public School System.  Sandra married Kenneth Seberry in 1980 and moved to Wilson County along with two daughters, Charlotte Ellis and Jeanetta Ellis.

Sandra worked for many years as a seamstress-machine operator at Blue Bell/Wrangler and Devil Dog Manufacturing Company.  Sandra was a loving, caring and giving person who loved children and loved working youths.  She was very passionate about making sure youths that crossed her paths had things that they need if she saw any needs that were not met she did everything in her power to help fill that need.  A strong love for kids propelled her into a career as an Instructor at Hattie Daniels Daycare Center in Wilson, NC.  While working at Hattie Daniels, she decided to pursue and obtain a degree in Early Childhood Education at Wilson Technical Community College.  After completing her degree, she pursued and obtained a position with the Wilson County Public School System initially as a Substitute Teacher and later as an Instructional Assistant at B.O. Barnes Elementary School.  She was working on completing a Bachelor’s Degree at Barton College in Wilson, NC in Teacher Education.

Sandra loved spending time with family, which was her favorite pastime when not shopping.  She enjoyed organizing family gatherings, making sure that everyone had what they needed and often what they wanted.  Weekly she prepared a family meal where family, friends and sometimes strangers gathered.  Her home was always open and welcoming.  She served faithfully in church and in the ministry as Choir President, Youth Sunday Teacher, Praise-Dance Teacher and Step-Team Teacher.  She loved people, she loved to fellowship but most of all she loved God.

She leaves a legacy of teaching, giving and loving.  She will be greatly missed.

Sandra gave her life to Jesus Christ early in life.  She was a faithful and active member of Artis Grove Missionary Baptist Church in Walstonsburg, NC.  She later joined New Life World Outreach Center in Snow Hill, NC where she served faithfully in ministry.

Sandra was preceded in death by: her mother, Adelle Hardy Ellis; her father, Robert Lee Ellis and three brothers, David Ellis, Wayne Ellis and Robert Eugene Ellis.

She leaves precious memories to: her husband, Kenneth  Seberry of the  home; two daughters,  Charlotte Ellis of Waldorf, MD and Jeanetta Ellis of Wilson, NC; five grand-daughters, Jazmin Ellis-Wilson of Greensboro, NC, Christyn Evans and Erykah Anderson of Raleigh, NC, Samantha   Anderson and Tamia Forbes of Wilson, NC; three brothers, Jimmy Ellis of Orange, NJ, David     Ellis of Wilson, NC and Bobby Hardy of Snow Hill, NC; five sisters, Alma Jean Jones (Ronnie), Joan Karen Edmonds (Samuel) of Snow Hill, NC, Marilyn Ward of Charleston, SC, Patricia    Brickhouse (Joseph) and JoAnn Morgan of Wilson, NC; four aunts, Doris Hardy of  Orange, NJ, Annie Graham of Stantonsburg, NC, Willie Mae Ellis and Dorothy  Ellis of Rocky Mount, NC; four uncles, Moses Hardy, Thomas Hardy (Theresa) of Richmond, VA, Arthur Ellis of Rocky Mount, NC and Marcellus Hardy (Minnie) of Wilson, NC; six sisters-in-law, Theresa Seberry, Paulette    Lucas (Billy) and Lucinda Ellis all of Wilson, NC, Clavon Ellis of  Stantonsburg, NC, Elizabeth   Ellis of  Walstonsburg, NC and Annie Roach of Maury, NC; two brothers-in-law, Dennis  Ellis (Jeanette) of Wilson, NC and Herbert Ellis of Baltimore, MD; one god-daughter, Giordina Hooker (Princess Amina Grace Browne); three god-sons, Maurice  Ellis, Shamar Raiford and Anthony Dupree Jr.; and a host of nieces, nephews, cousins and special friends.

 The family will receive friends at the home where they will asssemble on Saturday at 12:00 pm in preparation for the funeral procession.

 Arrangements are entrusted to Stevens Funeral Home, 1820 Martin Luther King, Jr. Parkway, Wilson, NC.

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