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Celebrating the life of

Elizabeth Weeks Sellers

June 28, 1954 - July 12, 2022

Elizabeth Weeks Sellers

Elizabeth Weeks Sellers

 Following a four- year fight with cancer, Mrs. Elizabeth “Beth” Weeks Sellers (née Elizabeth Doty Weeks) died on July 12, 2022, at home in Columbia, Maryland, with her children by her side. Beth was born to Stephen Elmo Weeks and Olna Elizabeth “Beth” Solana Weeks in Savannah, Georgia on June 28, 1954, the youngest of four children. She spent her formative years in Savannah, Georgia, where she attended and graduated from Savannah Country Day School. After attending school at Mary Baldwin University, Beth married her high school sweetheart, Commander Charles “Chuck” Edgar Sellers in 1975. Beth was a proud military wife and supported Chuck throughout his time at the Naval Academy and then his 22-year tenure in the Navy. With her family by her side, Beth went on many adventures and saw so much of the world. Of all of the adventures she went on, though, being a mom was Beth’s favorite by far. Beth was a mom whose sole focus was her children’s well-being, successes, and happiness, almost constantly attending practices and games, rehearsals and recitals, and all while ensuring her kids’ academic success, too. Beth always provided open arms and a shoulder to cry on, and even more, she gifted the world with a welcoming spirit where friends and family alike could find shelter away from the difficulties of their everyday lives. She created a home with Chuck in which all felt welcome, and most nights she would set an extra place at the table for those that were family even if not by blood. She created a warm house, filled with love, stability, and joy. Countless friends of her kids recount stories of acceptance, safety, and care in the home that Beth built with Chuck, with many modeling their own marriages after Beth’s and Chuck’s many years later. Beth’s impact reached far beyond her own kids, and her love will be felt in the hearts of many for generations to come. She is predeceased by her husband, Charles “Chuck” Edgar Sellers, and one son, Chisholm Solana Sellers.

 

She is survived by her children, Charles “Chad” Doty Sellers and his wife, Jennifer, of Columbia, Maryland, Elizabeth Anne Sellers Lanford and her husband, Scott, of San Antonio, TX, and Caroline Elise Sellers Fiertz and her wife, Natalie, of Rockville, Maryland, as well as two granddaughters, Molly Anne Sellers and Leah Rose Sellers and two grandsons, Charles “Charlie” Lee Lanford and Maxwell “Max” Davis Lanford.

Beth is also survived by her brothers, Stephen E. Weeks, Jr. (Sharon), James M. Weeks (Joyce), Carl Weeks, and several nieces and nephews.

 

Visitation will be 4:00 to 6:00 p.m., Thursday, July 14, 2022 at Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel. Funeral Service will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, July 15, 2022 at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church. Burial will be in the Greenwich Cemetery.

The family has asked that in lieu of flowers, gifts in memory of Elizabeth may be directed to support gynecologic oncology research at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center. Please make checks payable to Johns Hopkins University. Gifts may be mailed with a memo indicating that this gift is in memory of Elizabeth Sellers to the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center, P.O. Box 49143, Baltimore, MD 21297-9143 or make a gift online at hopkinscancer.org.

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I send my sincere condolences and pray that your lovely memories serve you well. Evelyn Steadwell Temple

- Evelyn Temple, Lexington , SC

Beth was an incredible lady. Dave and I got to know Beth when she joined us on vacations in Kiawah South Carolina and while sharing holiday dinners at her Maryland home. Beth always had a good word to share and a laugh that could lift the spirits of the entire room. She will be missed by many.

- Sellers, San Marcos, TX

Sending healing prayers and comforting hugs. We are so sorry for your loss. Cherie and Bill Todd

- Cherie and Bill Todd, Cashiers, NC

We are heartbroken for you all. Beth was always so gracious and lovely when we were together. Our thoughts, prayers, and love are with you.

- Donna and Jerry Priest, San Marcos, TX

Dear Children of Beth and the Weeks Family, I am so saddened to hear this news. After reading Beth’s Obituary, it is so evident how much she loved and nurtured her dear family and their friends. What a blessing she was to all of you. My prayer is that your wonderful, happy memories of Beth will comfort and sustain you now and forever. With love and sincere sympathy, Jan

- Jan Daniel Crawford, Virginia Beach , Va

Beth will be sorely missed. Her Southern hospitality and generosity of spirit shone through and we are privileged to have gotten to know her. Her fortitude and strength these last years is inspiration to us all.

- Carol & Randy Fiertz, Seattle, WA

We are truly sorry to hear about the loss of your mother. Our condolences to you all.

- Walter and Mary Dimmick, Savannah, GA

TO THE FAMILY OF MRS. CHARLES E. SELLERS: JUST WANTED TO SEND YOU ALL THIS SHORT NOTE TO LET YOU ALL KNOW THAT YOU ALL ARE IN MY THOUGHTS & IN MY PRAYERS EVERY DAY ( ESPECIALLY AT THIS DIFFICULT TIME). MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL ALWAYS & KEEP YOU ALL IN HIS LOVING CARE. LOVE IN CHRIST, JEAN SHEAROUSE

- JEAN SHEAROUSE, ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA

Carl, Steve, and Jim so sad and shocked. My heart goes out to all of you and Beth’s children. Praying for God’s comfort and peace. May God wrap his loving arms around you. Love, Ginger

- Ginger McBride, Hendersonville, NC

Dear Jim, Steve and Carl: So sorry for the loss of your dear sister Beth. May God wrap His loving arms around you all at this sad time. What a beautiful tribute to her in this obituary. God has welcomed an angel into Heaven. Keep her memory close to your heart. Love and prayers.

- The Delvers (Peter and Bonnie), Savannah, GA

Jim, Steve and Carl, my deepest sympathy on the loss of your sister. I know she will be missed by all. May God heal you and your family in his infinite graces and bless you with His love. Dale P. Murray

- Dale Murray, Savannah, GA

I am very sorry to hear this news of Beth. She was a good person who I knew since 5th grade. My condolences to Chuck and their children. Jim Giles

- Jim Giles, Tampa, FL

Jim, Steve and Carl My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Sister Beth. Prayers for you and your Families. May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Anna Highsmith

- Anna B Highsmith, Savannah, GA

Jim, Steve and Carl My deepest sympathy on the loss of your Sister Beth. Prayers for you and your Families. May your memories bring you peace during this difficult time. Anna Highsmith

- Anna B Highsmith, Savannah, GA

A candle has been lit!

- Anna B Highsmith, Savannah, GA

Chapter G P.E.O. will truly miss Beth.

- Margaret Passalacqua, Bowie, MD

Services under the direction of:

Fox & Weeks Funeral Directors, Hodgson Chapel
912-352-7200