Shirley Sonija Sellers

Published 6:11 am Tuesday, September 5, 2023

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Shirley Sonija Sellers, 61, of Mocksville, N.C., departed this world on Aug. 30, 2023.

Shirley was born on Feb. 26, 1962 in Patterson, N.J., daughter of the late Oscar Lee Sellers and Harriet Vivian (Morrison) Bryant. In addition to her mother and father, Shirley was preceded in death by her grandson, Kymichael Sellers, and her nephew, Mikey Lewis.

In life, Shirley chose a career in the health care field where she worked with the direct care staff giving handicap care. She worked for many years until she was no longer able. Shirley was of the Baptist faith and attended Shiloh Baptist Church.Shirley enjoyed many things in life, like being made up with colorful hairstyles, making floral arrangements, and providing child care.

Shirley leaves behind to treasure her memory: a son, Russell Donta Sellers (Danielle) of Hawaii; a daughter, Shanta Kacinni Sellers of Mocksville; 6 brothers, Anthony Sellers (Angie) of Mocksville, Donnie Sellers of Mocksville, Royal Morrison of Mocksville, Patrick Sellers of Englewood, N.J., Dean Sellers of Englewood, and Anthony Sellers of Englewood; 4 sisters, Judy Hargrave (Joe) of Lexington, NC, Christina Lewis of Mocksville, Shenita Straughn of Englewood, and Tammy Sellers of Englewood; and her grandchildren, Russell Jr. Sellers, Keanu Sellers, and Tre’Honest McKenzie.

A memorial service was held on Saturday, Sept. 30 at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville at 2 p.m. The Repass was held at Center Community following the service.  Pastor Rodney Barker officiated the memorial service.

In loving memory of Shirley, memorials can be made to Baptist Hospital Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We, the staff at Davie Funeral Service of Mocksville, are honored to serve the family.