June Hardy Sellers
June 6, 1919 – April 24, 2014
SELLERS, June Hardy, passed away April 24, 2014 in LaGrange, TX. She was the wife of the late Elvin Boykin Sellers. As an infant, June was found in a basket on the door step of the Methodist Children’s Home in Selma, AL in 1919. Shortly after, she was adopted by Whitfield and Amanda Hardy of Selma.
June was a loving mother of five children, Boykin, Jr. (Piper) Sellers of CA; Robert (Linda) Sellers, of OH; Harvey (Marie) Sellers, Millbrook, AL; Michael (Karen) Sellers, of IL; Cynthia (Duke) Hengst, of TX; she was a grandmother of fifteen grandchildren and twenty nine great grandchildren, and one great great granddaughter.
In lieu of flowers June ask that donations be made to The United Methodist Children’s Home of Alabama, 3140 Zelda Court, Montgomery, AL 36106.
Visitation will be held at Alabama Heritage Funeral Home and Cemetery on Thursday, May 1, 2014 beginning at 1:00 p.m., with graveside services to follow at 2:00 p.m. with Dean Finch, Minister of education, Taylor Road Baptist Church officiating.
- Visitation Thursday, May 1, 2014
- Graveside Service Thursday, May 1, 2014
June Hardy Sellers
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May 2, 2014
When my daughter, Kelly, was around 10 years old, her Dad (my husband, Dick Reeves, who passed away in January of this year) was in the choir at Taylor Road Baptist Church. Kelly was good friends with Brian Robison, one of the sons of the Youth Minister at the time Robbie Robison. Kelly and Brian would sit on the front row and somehow I wound up sitting on the 2nd row with Boykin and June--I'm sure it had nothing to do with keeping an eye on the two sitting in front of me! As the Sundays progressed, Kelly always sat with us and talked with "Mr. Boykin" and "Miss June" before the service started. About two Christmases later, Kelly came up to me after the service with a round tin, and she was beaming from ear to ear. She told me how Elizabeth (Godfrey) had been the only one at Church to get "Miss June's" Tea Cakes, and now "Miss June" had given her some. To this day I cannot think of many things Kelly has received during her life that she has been that proud of. That Sunday her Dad and I shared 1/2 of a tea cake on the way home; Kelly disappeared with the tin into her room, and I did not see it again until it appeared in the kitchen--empty with not even a crumb remaining! The following year we each got a bite that would have been small for a lab mouse. After that, we never even saw that tin open again until it appeared in my kitchen. To this day I do not know where she hid it (and I admit I did keep my eyes open when putting clothes away in her room, turning off lights behind her, etc.--never found it . . . not even once. Kelly is 29 now and is in Sacramento, CA for 13 weeks travel nursing. She has asked me several times how "Miss June" was doing, and when I would see Marie I would ask and report back and then tried to keep up on FaceBook. I just wanted to share how much both "Mr. Boykin" and "Miss June" were loved by our family and how a tin of tea cakes every Christmas for several years made an impact on all of us. We can rest assured that we will see both of the Sellers--along with Dick--again, and that is the reason we persevere.