Doris Sells Obituary – NOV. 12, 2021


Doris Nell Mooney Sells, 82, of Henderson passed away Friday night at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.
Funeral services were at 11 a.m. Nov. 15th at New Friendship Baptist church with Glen Harris officiating.
Burial followed in New Friendship Cemetery. The family received friends at Shackelford Funeral Directors – Crook Avenue from 4-8 p.m. Sunday and from 9-11 a.m. at the church on Monday.   
She was born and reared in the New Friendship Community of Chester County, the daughter of the late Emerson Loyd and Sally Bell Young Mooney.
She attended Chester County Schools and graduated in 1957 as salutatorian of her class. She married Bobby Glen Sells Sept. 14, 1957. They made their home in the New Friendship Community all their married life. She was a stay-at-home mom until her children were in junior high.
She attended West Tennessee Business College and began working in the cafeteria at Chester County High School where she retired as manager.
She was a faithful member of the New Friendship Baptist Church, sang in the choir and was active in the visitation program.
She and Bobby Glen had traveled all 48 continental states, and she later visited Hawaii as number 49, not making it to Alaska.
She enjoyed sewing, making aprons to share, teddy bears for the Carl Perkins Center, crocheting and making baby blankets.
She and Bobby Glen developed and maintained life-long friendships with people in the church and community.
She is survived by her son, Jeff (Paulette) Sells of Henderson; daughter, Sandy (Chad) Sellers of Troy; brother, Nelson Mooney of Henderson; 10 grandchildren, Daniel, James, Kayla, Kristin, Nicholas, John, Sarah, Rachel, Anna, and Caleb; and five great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and daughter, Denise Armstrong, July 4, 2021.


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