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ERNEST ARTHUR SEWELL, JR.

February 8, 1929 July 16, 2014
ERNEST ARTHUR SEWELL, JR.
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Ernest Arthur Sewell, Jr. was born on February 8, 1929 in Prince Frederick, Maryland to Ernest Arthur Sewell, Sr. and Effie Brooks Sewell. Known to everyone as "Arthur," he was the youngest of three children. Arthur peacefully departed this life on July 16, 2014.

Arthur grew up on the farm and was educated by Calvert County Public School System. From April 1951 through March 1953, he served in the United States Army. Following his military career and readjusting to civilian life, he met and married Bernice Olivia Parker on July 3, 1954. Arthur was a devoted husband, father, father-in-law, grandfather, uncle, and friend.

He spent over 22 years employed as a commercial truck driver with Charles F. Weber Company. He enjoyed driving and stressed that others understand the importance of knowing the "mile marker" when traveling. Arthur later began a new career with Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, Inc. where he held a number of positions for over 10 years.

Arthur was a member of the American Legion Post #220 and Victoria Lodge No. 71, F. & A.M., PHA. During his spare time, he enjoyed his garden where he planted and harvested fruits and vegetables. The fruits of his labor were not exclusive to his family, but to anyone who wanted to partake of his fresh produce. He was a man of integrity and would never take money for his produce; he enjoyed being a blessing to others. Arthur also loved to watch baseball and football, especially his favorite teams, the Washington Nationals, the Baltimore Orioles, and the Washington Redskins.

He was a lifelong and third generation member of Mt. Olive United Methodist Church where he served in several capacities. Arthur enjoyed singing in the Senior Choir and harmonizing with the Mt. Olive United Methodist Men. Arthur had a distinct voice which caused many to desire a closer walk with Jesus. While we will miss his joyful spirit and his unique voice, we are secured in knowing that he is now singing with the heavenly choir.

Just as Arthur would walk around his garden and admire the fruits of his labor, he did the same with his family. Instead of using water, he would sprinkle us with words of wisdom and model an upright lifestyle, so that we may one day follow in his footsteps all the way to heaven.

Arthur is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Gussie Sewell Willis, Artena Sewell Parker; cousins raised as sisters, Jewell Brinkley, Delsie Campbell; adopted niece, Gussie Gross. He leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife, Bernice Sewell; his children Mary Russell, Doris Boldley (Leroy), Delores, Stewart Willet, Rodney, and Joyce Joseph); two sister-in-laws, Virginia Mackall (Clarence) and Laverne Buck (Ricky); play children, Myra Campbell, Wade Sewell, Marlene Parran, and Ruth Young; a host of grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

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Visitation

Wednesday

23

Jul

6:00 PM 7/23/2014 6:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/23/2014 8:00:00 PM
Sewell Funeral Home

1451 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Sewell Funeral Home
1451 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Visitation

Thursday

24

Jul

10:00 AM 7/24/2014 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 7/24/2014 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Service

Thursday

24

Jul

11:00 AM 7/24/2014 11:00:00 AM
Mt. Olive UM Church

10 Fairground Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church
10 Fairground Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States

Cemetery Details

Thursday

24

Jul

12:30 PM 7/24/2014 12:30:00 PM
Mt. Olive UM Church (annex)

811 Dares Beach Road
Prince Frederick, MD 20678

Mt. Olive UM Church (annex)
811 Dares Beach Road Prince Frederick 20678 MD
United States
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