Mae Oglesby Sewall (AUGUSTA, Ga.)

AUGUSTA, Ga. - Mae Oglesby Sewall, 85, wife of the late Nathaniel Woodsum Sewall, departed this life and went to be with her precious Jesus on January 23, 2009. Funeral services will be held at 11:00 AM on Monday January 26, 2009 at Curtis Baptist Church with Rev. Sherrell Dunn and Rev. Wayne Jackson officiating. Burial will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Park. Mae was born to Grover and Daisy Oglesby on May 26, 1923, and grew up in Jenkins County, Georgia. When she was in her early 20's, she moved to Statesboro to work as manager of the united Five and Dime Store. In her later 20's, she went to work at Savannah River Site, where she met her future husband. They were married May 22, 1953. Mae loved and was a member of Curtis Baptist Church for 53 years. She served in many areas of leadership that included teaching 11th grade Sunday school, which was her passion. She also served as chairwomen for the Bereavement Committee for several years. Mae was also a member of Women's Missionary Union. She was a true prayer warrior and sought to encourage those around her. Mae was a perfect picture of the Proverbs 31 women, with her children "rising up and calling her blessed". She instilled in her children a love for the Lord, and because of her testimony her children came to know the Lord as their Savior. Mae always sought to help them grow in their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She will be loved and missed by her family, including her three children; Terri Lynn Sewall, Charles Gregory Sewall (Deborah), Pamela Kay Hunt (Terry), two sisters; Rean Oglesby Rushing (James), Lucille Oglesby Cole, five grandchildren; Nicholle Bracken, Lee Hunt, Megan Sewall, Jenna Sewall, Kellie Sewall, six great grandchildren; Taylor Bracken, Michael Bracken, Bethany Bracken, Hunter Bracken, Garrett Hunt, Jordan Hunt, and several cherished nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband, Mae was preceded in death by her parents, the late Grover and Daisy Oglesby. Pallbearers will be David Simoneau, Ray Hall, Lee Hunt, Joe Bracken, Jim Rushing, and Wayne Jackson. The family will receive friends on Sunday January 25, 2009 from 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM at Platt's Funeral Home Belair Rd. If so desired, memorial contributions may be made to the GAP Ministry of Curtis Baptist Church, 1326 Broad St. Augusta , GA 30901. Please sign the guestbook and send condolences at: Platt's Funeral Home, 337 N. Belair Rd., Evans, GA 30809 Sign the guestbook at

The Augusta Chronicle-January 25, 2009