John Wesley Sexton
3 November, 1970 – 15 October, 2020
John Wesley Sexton of Alexandria, Virginia, was called Home on October 15, 2020 while at Halquist Memorial Inpatient Center in Arlington, Virginia following a long illness. John was born in Fairfax County on November 3, 1970. He was preceded in death by his Father, James Bryce Sexton and infant sisters, Baby Jan and Christie. He is survived by his wife, Wendy Ann Sexton, of Jacksonville, Florida; his Mother, Janice S. Sexton of Falls Church, VA; his brother, Jim Sexton (Colleen) of Manassas, VA; Niece Lauren Dubroski, (Josh), and niece Lily, of Gainesville, VA; Niece Danielle Howery (Shane), and nephew Ayden, of Manassas, VA; Aunt Pauline Bass of Winfield, Alabama; Uncle Carl Sexton (Jean) of Calera, Alabama; numerous cousins, in addition to a loving Aunt Anne Sale of Nokesville, VA, who has been of immeasurable support in John’s medical care and who served many dinners to him as he would stop by to visit his Uncle Wiley upon his return from numerous fishing trips. John graduated from J.E.B.Stuart High School in Falls Church, VA. John worked for Walmart for 25 years in the Sporting Goods department. He maintained an impeccable dedication to his work, always on time, using his scheduled days off rather than taking sick leave for medical appointments. John enjoyed Sporting games, keeping up with all the teams and players. Most of all, John loved Road trips and the Outdoors and often traveled to the beautiful countryside to practice his favorite pastime of Fishing. He knew every road, river, stream and pond for miles and miles in every direction. His favorite was the Shenandoah River and Blue Ridge Mountains, which had long ago been the home of his Grandmother. He also loved to visit the outdoor markets and orchards where he picked his own strawberries and other specialties. He often surprised his Mom and his Wife with those, along with special potted plants he found on his travels. He enjoyed discovering new restaurants. John was honest, strong and courageous, had a sense of humor, a quiet, kind and gentle spirit and a tender spot for little children and animals. A Graveside service will be held on Wednesday, October 21st at 1:00 PM at National Memorial Park, 7482 Lee Highway (Route 29) Falls Church, VA 22042 (703-560-4400). Our family is grateful for the love and prayers of all who have been there for us through this difficult journey. John received outstanding tender loving care during his final weeks from all the Angels at Hospice, including the Doctors. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Capital Caring Health - Halquist MIC, 4715 North 15th Street, Arlington, Virginia 22205.
Wednesday, 21 October , 2020
John Wesley Sexton
1 November 2020
Expressing my deepest condolence to John's family. Today, November 1, 2020 is "All Saints Day." May it be comforting to the family that John is now a Saint in Heaven "marching" with his father, two sisters, grandparents, many loving uncles, aunts and cousins. To me it is comforting that John's Uncle Wiley was there to greet him and celebrate his new life. John and his Uncle Wiley both deeply enjoyed being together when John stopped by after fishing. They talked about their mutual love of sports, watched games, and delighted in sharing fishing tales. I remember the unadulterated joy on John's face and in his eyes as he described his latest fishing adventures and am truly fortunate to have witnessed the love and sharing between uncle and nephew. Those visits were a unique blessing to both. John always had a naivety about him when he played with our dogs, petting them, and enjoying them siting in his lap. John appreciated nature, life, and the peace of the blessings of the "here and now" in life. He always spoke with love of his family, relatives, and others. It was a blessing to have him in my life. John was a good man and lived a good life.
29 October 2020
My fondest memories of my cousin John are him sitting on the couch with my dad, his uncle, sharing memories of recent fishing adventures while they were watching a sporting event. I remember John always being upbeat and optimistic about life. In these troubling times I never recall John getting mad or upset with anyone. I will always remember John sitting on the couch with his baseball cap on. His one-of-a-kind soft laugh always made me feel good and I always enjoyed his company.
23 October 2020
Although it had been quite a while since visiting or talking with John, I'll always remember how kind and thoughtful he was. He would do anything for you. I never heard a negative word or thought come out of his mouth. We will all miss you, John.
21 October 2020
Mother and Father-in-law, Janet Wyatt (Richard) of Panama City, FL and Brother-in-law, Nickolas Wyatt (Katie) and Niece's-in-law: Iliana, Alexia, and Brianna, of Odessa, FL and Sister-in-law, Michelle Gatewood, Niece-in-law, Morgan Slade (Joshua), Nephew's-in-law, Kyle and Nathaniel Gatewood, and Great Niece-in-law, Emma of Olive Branch, MS and a vast amount of other family and friends from all over.
20 October 2020
For those that do not know, John's favorite bible verse was:
"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Philippians 4:13
A true testament of his faith in our Lord, Jesus, Christ. Tomorrow we will celebrate his life.