Sewell, Anna Lou
Lifelong Member Of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Anna Lou Sewell, 98 years "young," bade this world farewell on Saturday morning, January 2, 2021, in North Park Hospital. Mrs. Sewell was saved by the grace of God as a young woman and was a lifelong member of Antioch Primitive Baptist Church. She was the wife of Otis Sewell, who was also a member and a faithful deacon at Antioch. Mrs. Sewell's favorite conversation was to talk about how good the Lord is.
Mrs. Sewell was preceded in death by her parents, Gus and Fannie Cartwright; her husband, Otis Sewell; four sisters, Sarah Garth (Chattanooga), Marie McCaulley (Huntsville), Annie Mae Ford (Huntsville) and Christine Cooper, (Cleveland, Oh.); a niece and several nephews.
She leaves to mourn her peaceful death five generations, including a very close "niece-like-sister" and room-mate, Fannie B. Hicks; a caregiving great-niece, Rosalyn (Gary) Hickman; a close niece-in-law, Ms. Sarah Rowe; and a dear friend, Joyce Wilson, all of Chattanooga.
Other survivors include four nieces, Marjorie Battle (Huntsville) Julia Clay (Detroit, Mi.), Maryann Dorsey (Detroit, Mi.); another great-niece, Maria Smotherman; six-great nephews, James Taylor, Martin Van Patton, Mark Patton, Stephen Smotherman, Harold Smotherman, Marvin Battle. Jr. and Marrell Battle; and several "great-great" and "great-great-great" nieces and nephews.
A public viewing will be held from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on Jan. 15 at the funeral home. A 1 p.m. graveside service will follow. Interment will be at Chattanooga National Cemetery.
Arrangements by John P. Franklin Funeral Home, 1101 Dodds Ave., 423-622-9995.