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Wynell Seymour

May 7, 1933 — September 13, 2016

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Wynell Lowell Seymour

Bartow, GA  –            Wynell Ernestine Lowell Kelley Seymour, 83, loving wife of the late William F. Kelley and the late Charles E. Seymour, entered into her eternal rest Tuesday night, September 13, 2016 at Jefferson Hospital. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Saturday, September 17, 2016 in the Jacksonville Memory Gardens in Orange Park, FL with the Rev. Thomas Starts officiating.

Born to the late Eula Dixon Lowell and the late Ernest Lowell, Wynell was a native of Miami, FL. After experiencing the devastation of a hurricane, her family moved to Jacksonville where she attended school and met her first Ohio-born Navy husband, William Kelley. Her two daughters were young when their father died, leaving Wynell to raise her children as a single parent. When the girls were grown, Wynell met and married her second Ohio-born Navy man, Charles Seymour.  After their health declined, they moved to Bartow in 2012 to be close to their family.   She loved to cook and bake and always made sure her family was well fed. Wynell could be found playing bingo and watching TV: she especially enjoyed game shows and RFDTV.  Having a feisty, head-strong nature, Wynell tended to be the “Boss” and in control of her surroundings.  She loved and pampered her canine “baby”, Duke the beagle. Her family meant everything to her and she loved them unconditionally.  Wynell was a great story-teller—her grandkids will always remember her telling stories about her life and experiences.

Wynell is also preceded in death by her daughter, Wendy Lee Faircloth; two grandchildren, Kelly Wilson and Justin Smith; and four siblings, Frances Moore, Virgil Lowell, Wylene Wilson and Joanna Johnson. Survivors include her children, Cathy Albert and Jacqueline Willingham; one brother, Dwaine Lewis; seven grandchildren, Annie King, Andreana McNeely (Al), Heather Crapson, Darla Smith, John Wilson (Tish), Cecil Smith and Charles Smith; seventeen great grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.  Pallbearers will be William Crapson, Lawrence Eggie, Alton McNeely, Rou Rodriguez, Cecil Smith, Charles Smith and John Wilson.


I’m Free

Don’t grieve for me, for now I’m free.
I’m following the path God laid for me.
I took His hand when I heard Him call;
I could not stay another day,
To laugh, to love, to work or play.
Tasks left undone must stay that way;
I found that place at the close of the day.
If my parting has left a void,
Then fill it with remembered joy.
A friendship shared, a laugh, a kiss—
Ah, yes, these things I too will miss.
Be not burdened with times of sorrow
I wish you the sunshine of tomorrow.
My life’s been full, I savored much—
Good friends, good times, a loved ones touch.
Perhaps my time seems all too brief;
Don’t lengthen it now with undue grief.
Lift up your heart and share with me,
God wanted me now—He set me free!

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