On November 23, 1939, the lord blessed us with the present of Mary Ellen Seawright, and on August 21, 2023, Mary Ellen Seawright departed at Faith Presbyterian Hospice. Mary E. Seawright was a God-fearing warrior and a family-oriented woman. Her only soulmate was her beloved Curtis Thomas Seawright. Together, Mary E. Seawright and Curtis Thomas Seawright's souls combined. Mary and Curtis Seawright made a more prominent family with her sisters Sarah (James), Maypeal (Presell), and her in-laws Betty Jo Seawright- Henry, June Seawright, Odeis Seawright, and Ruthmarie Seawright. With their children Camilli, Wendell (Latonya), Jeffery (Wanda), Terence (Janice), and Calvin. Together, they were blessed with fourteen grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
Mary was born in the countryside of Virginia, where they would enjoy having pork chops and fried potatoes in the morning, which is her favorite meal. Mary enjoyed going down for a swim at the river hole, after school, or any extra time she had to swim. Mary enjoyed the friendship of her two best friends, Gloria and Leatha. The three friends enjoyed bowling, playing baseball, and visiting the amusement park with their families.
Mary believed the best way to bring people together was food. Mary loved to cook; some of her favorites were pork chops and gravy, mashed potatoes and gravy and her famous macaroni and cheese. Cooking was her happy place. Mary always turned her dreams into reality by making it happen. After starting her fashion line, she blessed the less fortunate instead of entering the fashion world.
All those who knew Mary knew she was an independent, strong woman. Who met her equal when God blessed her with the love of her beloved husband, Curtis Thomas Seawright. Together, they never have a dual moment. Curtis knew her love language, and they had it all. They were the definition of true love. Mary, most of all, cherished her family time. One of the many activities they enjoyed together was playing cards. After learning the game 500 from their daughter Camilli, playing with the loser became a family tradition, making ice cream for everyone after dinner. Mary earned the nickname " The Lucky One" since she won at that game and many others in her lifetime. Luck was always on her side, whether it was a scratch-off or the casino. Mary was a warrior who fought to the end through her Faith in God. Mary was a faithful servant who did not miss any services. She always took advantage of every opportunity to listen to Joel Osteen in her latter days. Mary Seawright will be missed and loved by all.