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.