Born: September 20, 1938
Died: March 21, 2013
BARTOW – Gleda Mae Burkett Sellers, 74, a Bartow native, passed away Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa. Gleda was born Sept. 20, 1938. She was the consummate hostess, and she fiercely loved her family. She took great pride in her children and grandchildren and stayed involved in their lives until the end of her own. Gleda was preceded in death by her grandson Timothy Long. She is survived by her husband of 55 years, Julius Sellers of Bartow; daughters Belinda Lewis (Rick) of Gastonia, N.C., and Judy Long (Tim) of Bartow; son Jeffrey Sellers (Cheryl) of Bradenton; sister Betty Tindall of Springfield, Utah; grandchildren Rebekah Hall (Michael), Rachel Hanes (Brady), Miriam Lewis, Helen Long, Margaret Long, Audrey Sellers, Emma Sellers, Jackson Sellers, Kate Long and Grady Sellers; great-grandchildren Porter and Evie Grace Hanes. The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, March 24, 2013, at Whidden-McLean Funeral Home. Services will be at 11 a.m. Monday, March 25, 2013, at Main Street Baptist Church, 545 E. Main St., Bartow. Interment will be at Wildwood Cemetery in Bartow. Memorials may be made to Main Street Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.