Errol Sewell

Born: Sun., Jul. 3, 1938
Died: Wed., Jan. 31, 2018


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Feb. 05, 2018
Location: A.E. Carter Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 06, 2018
Location: Centennial Baptist Church

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William Errol Sewell, Sr., 79 of Mansfield, died January 31, 2018.  Mr. Sewell was born in Valdosta on July 3, 1938 to Bill and Verna Lee Godwin Sewell.  He attended Valdosta State and attended graduate school at George Washington University and University of Milwaukee.  He was married to Jackie Humphries in 1959.  He devoted forty years to working with Boys & Girls Clubs of America, helping young people achieve their highest potential.  His dedication to more than 750 affiliated clubs touched the lives of more than 2.4 million youth.  He retired as Senior Vice President of Field Operations.


In 2010, Mr. Sewell received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and an annual award, the W. Errol Sewell Leadership Award was established to recognize the outstanding achievements of professionals in the area of Field Operations. 


Mr. Sewell continued to serve developing professionals after retirement, spending seven years working with his grandson at ATP Flight School.  He was active as a volunteer at First Baptist Church of Flagler Beach.  In 2015, Mr. and Mrs. Sewell moved to Morgan County and joined the membership of Centennial Baptist Church. 


Mr. Sewell had a special gift for building and sharing genuine friendship, making an unforgettable impression on the countless lives he touched.  He devoted himself to improving the lives of those around him, both professionally and personally. He led his entire life with a special dignity, and his work-ethic and devotion to his family and the Lord inspired others to live the same way.


Mr. Sewell is survived by his wife of 58 years, Jackie Sewell and their children, Kerri Dennis, Bill Sewell & Kelly and Derrol Sewell.  Mr. Sewell’s grandchildren are Justin Dennis & Eva, Courtney Dennis, Kierstin Dennis, Tristin Sewell, Skylar Sewell and Jeremy Sewell.  Great Grandchildren are Chloe Tucker, Kyle Taylor, Alexandra Dennis and Joshua Errol Dennis.  Mr. Sewell leaves siblings:  Sarah Hendrix, Billy Ann Suddeth, Laverne Prosser, Ashley Sewell, Jannace Vaughn and Harry Sewell.  He was preceded in death by siblings: Willene Morris, Gilbert Sewell, Betty Sue Pilon and Jennifer Cabiness.


The family will receive friends at A.E. Carter Funeral Home on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 5-7 PM. The funeral service will be held Centennial Baptist Church on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 at 11 AM.  Interment will follow at the church cemetery.


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Suzy Haisten Nadler
   Posted Thu February 01, 2018
I have so many wonderful memories of spending time with the SooLoo family! When our families camped together at Blue Springs, he used to take us walking through the woods singing silly songs he made up as we went along. He will be missed by our family, this community and across the world. His involvement with the Boys & Girls Clubs of America reached so many through out his years of service. He and my daddy are up their now swapping stories; this makes my heart happy. I can see their smiles and hear the laughter.

My heartfelt condolences to the entire family.

Suzy Haisten Nadler

Mark Ross
   Posted Fri February 02, 2018
Errol was a great mentor to so many Boys & Girls Club professionals. He set the bar high and never waivered from his expectations of professionalism and passion for the kids we serve. Errol also had a warm personality that made you feel like you were important and special. God gave Errol special gifts to share with all he touched in the Boys & Girls Club. I am so sorry for your loss but his legacy of love and leadership still lives in many Boys & Girls Club professionals.

Maragret Valenza
   Posted Sun February 04, 2018

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Robert and Margaret Morris Valenza and Family.

Sending prayers for strength, Love, Robert ,Margaret Valenza, Lauren, Mike Cornwell, Megan , Chase Brown and Ran Hall.

Dale Clegg
   Posted Mon February 05, 2018
We were sorry to hear about Errol's passing, but we know he is in Heaven rejoicing now. My family knew him as a positive, caring friend and frequent helper to our mother and father during their time of need for several years. They also attended First Baptist Church of Flagler Beach, and thought the world of him and Jackie. - Dale Clegg

Jimmy New
   Posted Wed February 07, 2018
Mr. Sewell was like a second father to me while I was growing up. He always treated me like his own child. His family was like my own family. My thoughts & prayers go out to Mrs. Sewell and all of his children.

Tom & Martha Brown
   Posted Fri February 09, 2018
A small boy discovered a piano, and changed the world for countless boys and girls.
It was our pleasure to go to church with Errol and Jackie at First Baptist, Conyers years ago. His testimony is an inspiration to those with whom he has shared. May the Lord be with Jackie and their family as we all mourn the death of God's servant, knowing that he is with our Lord and Savior.

David Roark
   Posted Wed February 14, 2018
Errol was an extraordinary human being! He had that something extra when it came to personality that just drew people to him. He was a great professional and leader for Boys & Girls Clubs of America and he led that organization to unmatched growth and accomplishment during his 40 plus years of service to young people.

I came to know him in 1971 and immediately knew that he was someone special and that it would be a good thing to know him better. He helped me throughout my own career with Boys & Girls Clubs and I could not have had a better mentor or counselor. I will forever be in his debt although he never saw it that way because he treated everyone with the same respect and interest.

As a friend, he was second to none and was always there to show support and help out when needed, whenever!

He was a man of God who loved his family and his neighbors as himself. He had a deep impact on my life and my family's and I am honored to say that he was my friend!

Deepest condolences and blessings to his wife Jackie and family.

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