Saralyn Sellers


Saralyn Sellers

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Saralyn Sellers

Saralyn Sellers passed away Jan. 6, 2021, in Jacksonville, Fla.

She was born in Chattanooga Valley, Ga., and was a graduate of Central High School, in Chattanooga, Tenn., and Sullins College in Bristol, Va. In her youth, she was active in her church and with family and friends, and enjoyed ballet, piano and a number of other activities.

In 1955, she married Jesse M. Sellers Jr. (Mac), and they remained married for almost 62 years. They began their life together with an extended honeymoon to Acapulco, Mexico. His career took them to Lafayette, Ga., Miami, Fla., Atlanta, Ga., San Antonio, Texas, and Denver, Colo., where he retired as an immigration judge. She was involved in a number of activities and later earned her degree in interior design and her real estate license, and was an award-winning producer. 

She and Mac enjoyed many years of extensive travel that took them all over the world, including to Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico and South America. Like her husband, her biggest interest was her family. She and Mac relocated to Amelia Island, Fla., to be near their family and were active members of the community, including at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. 

She is preceded in death by her husband, Mac. She leaves behind three children, Charles (Kim) of Littleton, Colo., Kimberly (Harold) of Centreville, Va., and Marc (Tammy) of Jacksonville, Fla.; five grandchildren, Rachel, Naomi, Callie, Jackson and Adeline; and many additional family members and friends.

Saralyn was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, granddaughter and friend. She was always willing to lend a hand and offer support, a kind word or her time. She was a scout leader and never missed a school event for her family. Accomplished and interesting, she excelled at many things. She made each house a home, never forgot a birthday or important event, and was always thoughtful. Wicked smart and funny, she knew the importance of having fun. 

A graveside funeral service was held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Fernandina Beach with the Rev. Brian Alberti officiating. Her family received friends from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2021, at Oxley-Heard Funeral Directors before the service.

Those desiring may make memorial donations in her name to White Oak Conservation at or Heifer International at

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