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Christine Sewell

NATCHEZ — Services for Christine Sewell, 79, of Natchez, who died Thursday, Feb. 17, 2011, at Natchez Community Hospital, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at Egypt Baptist Church with the Rev. Ernest Ford Sr. officiating.

Burial will follow at the church cemetery under the direction of Bateaste Memorial Funeral Home.

Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home and from 1 p.m. until service time Saturday at the church.

Mother Sewell was the daughter of Henry Turner and Catherine Phipps Turner Pearl. She attended Overton Elementary School and was a 1951 graduate of Brumfield High School. She was a member of Egypt Baptist Church where she served on the Mother Board and was church treasurer.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Shelby L. Sewell; one loving son, Michael L. Sewell; maternal grandparents, George and Dulcie Myles Phipps; paternal grandparents, Dan and Luticia Robinson Turner; two brothers, James H. Turner and Percy Turner; and one sister, Celestine Butler.

Survivors include two daughters, Shirley S. Mathews and husband, James, and Christine S. Johnson, all of Natchez; five grandchildren, Kevin J. Sewell, Ryan S. Johnson and Jamiyah Gilmore, all of Natchez, Yolanda Sconiers of Atlanta and LaJon Nelson of Memphis, Tenn.; one goddaughter, Myra Hoskin Pickett of Houston, Texas; one godbrother, Demestra Winding Sr. and wife, Yolanda, of Natchez; four sisters, Floridasten Ivory, Luticia Williams and husband, Archie, and Alma Turner, all of Natchez, and Margaret Hill of Houston; three brothers, Walter Turner and wife, Hilda, and Willie Turner, all of Houston, and Wilbert Turner of Zachary, La.; one son-in-law, Kelvin L. Johnson of Falls Church, Va.; one daughter-in-law, Gloria N. Sewell of Memphis; special nephew, the Rev. Willis Ivory and wife, Irma; three special nieces, Linda McGowan, Renne Carr and husband, Ray, and Kimble Matthews.

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