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Byron Wayne Sellers

Byron Wayne Sellers, 47, of Charlotte went running into the arms of his savior, Jesus Christ, on May 22, 2021 surrounded by his wife and family.  Byron was born in Cumberland County, NC to Don and Karen Sellers on December 16, 1973. Byron leaves behind his wife, Scarlet and children, Josie and Janie Sellers and Luoc Siu to cherish his memory.  Byron is also survived by his brother and sister-in-law, Brian and Julie Sellers, along with his niece and nephew, Olivia and Fisher. Byron graduated from St. Andrews University with a bachelor's degree in Psychology and Religion. He later went on to obtain his Master’s in counseling from Columbia International University.  The Lord blessed Byron with an amazing love for people, teaching, and sharing God’s word to all that would listen. His sense of humor was also a gift that was able to lighten any difficult situation.  Byron came to Charlotte to work for Joni and Friends International, a ministry for those with special needs, and has served there as the camp pastor for “Camp Celebrate” in Tennessee for many years.  For the past several years, Byron has served and worked in various capacities at Steele Creek Church. His most recent position was serving his church family as their beloved children’s ministry pastor. In his free time, Byron loved sports of all kinds, but particularly loved Tarheel basketball. He loved spending time with family and soaking up the sun in any setting. Byron and Scarlet travelled on several mission trips together spreading the love and gospel of Jesus Christ to the people of Nairobi, Kenya and Dominican Republic. Byron touched the lives of all that he knew both locally and globally for the glory of God. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, May 25, 2021 from 12:00 – 1:30 pm at Steele Creek Church (1929 W Arrowood Rd, Charlotte NC) followed by a service to celebrate Byron’s life at 2 pm.  Gaskin Funeral Services in Matthews, North Carolina is proud to be serving the family. To honor Pastor Byron and his family or to pay tribute you are invited to visit steelecreek.org/byron.

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Dearest Scarlet and Family, how saddened I was to hear about Byrons graduating to heaven! You guys are special people and a witness to all whom you came in contact! May Gods comfort be yours in the days ahead. I am at the Virginia Cottage for the next two weeks for Joni and Friends. You are welcome to come and visit the Ward Family here with me! Know you are special and that God is in control! Love, in Him! Judi Patterson

Judi Patterson Jul 28 2021 11:17 AM

I am sorry to hear about Byron. He was a good person and I am glad he was the one who introduced my daughter Alicia to Joni and Friends. I know he will be missed and I am glad Alicia has a very good friend in Heaven. My sister remembers Byron by painting his toenails pink. My and thoughts are with the family.

Rebecca Mosteller May 30 2021 6:45 AM

Byron was love on wheels! So grateful for his years at Camp Celebrate and his ministry to us all there. I am sorry for your family's loss. You all will continue to be in my prayers.

Donna Cooper May 26 2021 9:04 AM

So sorry to hear of Byron's passing! Praying for all of you! Alan Fruge and family

Alan Wesley Fruge May 25 2021 11:38 AM

Byron always made me smile. Lived his servant's heart! I will miss him but grateful he is now dancing in the Streets of Gold with his Savior!! Kris Shields

Kris Shields May 25 2021 10:08 AM

So thankful for Byrons life and ministry. Praying for all of his family and friends today and in the days ahead.

Gary Threatt May 25 2021 5:51 AM

Scarlet and family, our sincere and heartfelt condolences, we'll remember Bryon's love for people and his smiling face.

John & Debbie Somjak May 25 2021 5:32 AM

Byron was an inspiration and hero to all who knew him. He was an amazing man.

Beth Taylor May 24 2021 9:14 PM

Don & Karen & the entire family, We are so sorry to learn of Byron's passing. He is enjoying the fruits of his labor. He never let physical limitations keep him from fulfilling his mission to reach others for Jesus & what an amazing inspiration he has been to many. What a legacy. You are all in our thoughts & prayers.

Clyde & Alice Sue Teague May 24 2021 8:52 PM

Bryon had a contagious smile. . Prayers for his family for peace at this time.

Judy McDaniel May 24 2021 4:00 PM