Obituary for Dorothy Sasser Sellers

    • Name: Dorothy Sasser Sellers
    • Home Town: Shallotte, NC
    • Date of Death: 05/11/2019
    • Birth Place: Goldsboro, NC
    • Birth Date: 04/22/1922
    • Service Date: 05/15/2019 at 02:00 PM
    • Visit Date: 05/15/2019
    • Visit Times: 1:00 - 2:00 PM
    • Service Place: Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel, Shallotte, NC
    • Interment: Gardens of Faith Mausoleum, Lumberton, NC

    Dorothy Sasser Sellers, 97, of Shallotte, wife, mother, and teacher died May 11, 2019.

    She was born in Goldsboro, NC on April 22, 1922, the home of her late parents, Roland Wright Sasser and Carrie Wright Bryant Sasser, who in later years made Wilmington, NC 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, NC and later, Tangelwood Elementary School, Lumberton, NC 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 art work 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, SC; and a niece, Sandra Sasser Haddon of Mt. Pleasant, SC.

    She is survived by a son, William T. Sellers, Jr. and wife, Elizabeth Doster Sellers, Tucson, AZ; sister-in-law, Betty Mae Brayer Sasser of Morganton, NC; grandson, Steven Sellers of San Mateo, CA; granddaughter, Dr. Claire E. Sellers, MD, Raleigh, NC; sister-in-law, Carol Ann Sellers Bellamy of Greer, SC; numerous nieces,  nephews, great nieces and nephews.

    The family expresses appreciation to Rev. Bob Redmond and her many friends.

    Services will be conducted at 2:00 pm Wednesday, May 15, 2019 in the Brunswick Funeral Service Chapel. The family will receive 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


If you wish to sign the Guest Book for Dorothy Sasser Sellers, please click here.

Dicky Powell Owner/Funeral Director/Embalmer
Connie Powell Owner/Funeral Director
Larry Andrews General Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer
Jason L. Benton Manager/Funeral Director/Embalmer
Jack White Crematory Operator
Joseph Benton Funeral Assistant
Susie Babson Accountant
Dave Andrews Horticulturist
Scottie Babson Funeral Assistant/Crematory Operator


For over 30 years Brunswick Funeral Service has provided the community with reliable, trustworthy funeral arrangements. Our dedicated staff is here to assist you during this difficult time. Rely on our experienced professionals with any questions or concerns that you have.


From Myrtle Beach to Shallotte Click Here For Directions From Charlotte to Shallotte Click Here For Directions From Wilmington to Shallotte Click Here For Directions