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Robert Bennett Sellers, son of the late Lydia & Roy Sellers was born April 17, 1942 in Anson County, NC.  He was called home on April 4th 2017 in the home of his devoted sister, Rosa Spencer and great niece, Lakita Colson.

He attended the First Emmanuel Baptist Church as a child, he graduated from William Penn High School in High Point, NC.

He enjoyed playing in the casinos and joking around. He always had a smile on his face and a word of encouragement for everyone.

He was preceded in death by a son, Robert Lee Atkinson.

His military duties for his country was with the US Marine Corps from 1961-1967 He moved to Las Vegas in 1990 as an Engineer Specialist and remained in Las Vegas after retirement until his health failed in 2017.

He was frequently visited by his devoted granddaughter, Chezmiera Hines (Jasiah & Mason) and grandson, Tajh of Las Vegas, NV.

He leaves to cherish his memory, one son, Michael Atkinson of Columbia, SC with former wife, Shirley Atkinson; one sister, Rosa Spencer of Wadesboro, NC, 8 grandchildren, 16 great grandchildren, one nephew, Richard Colson of Wadesboro, NC; two nieces, Jacqueline Lilly (Michael) of Badin, NC and Theresa Colson Flowers (John) of Charlotte, NC and a host of cousins and other relatives.

 The Homegoing Celebration was held on Thursday, April 13, 2017, 1:00pm, Johnson and Son Funeral Home, 206 Fourth Street, High Point, North Carolina.  Burial followed in the Veterans National Cemetery, Salisbury, North Carolina.

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  • Friday, April 07, 2017
    Our staff will continue to keep your family in our prayers. We thank you for allowing us to serve your family.
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  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Praying for my entire family during this difficulty time. Uncle Robert was our only Uncle whom we all loved very much and will never be forgotten. His favorite words were "Hello Darling" Love, Rosa Lee, Ricky, Jackie, Theresa, Lakita, Dtoya
    ~ Theresa C   Chrlotte, NC
  • Wednesday, April 12, 2017
    Words cannot express the heartfelt sympathy of the loss of my cousin Robert. I can still hear him calling me "Fat Cat on the butterball" and seeing him with that bright smile. Death may take him in the physical, but it can never take the wonderful memories I have. Sleep in Peace Rob and keep watching over your "Fat Cat" I Love You!! Necy
    ~ Anita "Necy Benton" Terry   High Point, NC
  • Thursday, June 15, 2017
    God cares for those who have a broken heart: Psalm 34:18 assures us that he is close to them. Psalm 147:3 says: "He heals the brokenhearted; He binds up their wounds". Please accept my sincere condolences. Always remember God loves you and he cares for you! Psalm 31:24; Psalm 62:7&8)
    ~ Rachel Morton