Shirley Sellers Johns

Published 10:21 am Wednesday, December 13, 2023

Shirley Sellers JohnsShirley Sellers Johns, 95 of Victoria, went to be with the Lord on Dec. 8. She was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey Murray Johns; her parents, Daniel Herbert Sellers and Mabel Elizabeth Sears Sellers and her brother, William Daughtry Sellers. 

Shirley is survived by nieces, Sandra Sellers Mitchell (Hugh) of Danville, Andrea Sellers Bendo (Pete) of Leesburg and Carol Sellers Martin of Canyon City, Colorado; sister-in-law, Carolyn Hollett Sellers of Staunton; great-nieces, a great-nephew, great-great-nieces and a great-great-nephew; and very special friend, Dotty Raine Newcomb. 

Shirley was born in Enfield, North Carolina and grew up in Suffolk. She was married to Harvey for 61 years. Shirley had many talents and was very meticulous with each. She will always be remembered for her strong faith and one who loved her church, family, friends and community. 

Since 1948, Shirley has been a devoted member of Ledbetter Christian Church, where she played the piano for 73 years. 

The family received friends at Ledbetter Christian Church, 4346 Double Bridges Road, Meherrin, Wednesday, Dec. 13, from noon until start of services at 1 p.m. Interment in the church cemetery. 

The family would like to give special thanks to her caregivers, Frances, Sheila and Bessie. In lieu of flowers please consider donations to Ledbetter Christian Church, C/O Dotty Newcomb, 326 Sixth Avenue, Kenbridge, VA 23944 or to a charity of your choice. 

Staples Funeral Home, Victoria, in charge of arrangements.