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James D. Sewell

Service Date: July 23, 2020
Visitation Info: Northern Kentucky Church of God
Service Info: Northern Kentucky Church of God
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FLORENCE — James (Jim) D. Sewell, 83, of Florence, KY, passed away exactly the way he always wanted — surrounded by his loving family — on Saturday, July 18, 2020 at his home in Florence. Jim checked these very obituaries every morning to make sure he wasn’t in them. He was a character in a way that even the best sitcom writers couldn’t create. He loved Hallmark movies, even though he cried at the end of each one. His diet often consisted of a “fresh” Pepsi, donuts from Emerson’s Bakery, and mustard sandwiches. He had a love affair with the game of baseball that lasted his entire life. The Reds were, of course, his favorite team. Every night, every summer, you’d find him in his chair with the Reds on the radio and another game on the television, while he toggled between every other game happening that day on his iPad.

His love of baseball could only be topped by his love and devotion to his church and to Jesus Christ. He was a longtime member of Northern Kentucky First Church of God in Erlanger, KY. He attended services regularly, and went to every revival or concert he could find. He loved listening to and singing gospel music, and especially relished the times he was able to sing with his granddaughter, Emily Sewell.

Jim was a loving and devoted husband to Carroll, his wife of nearly 52 years, whom he’s promised to wait for “just beyond the moon”. He worked as a delivery driver for Interstate Brands for over 30 years, ensuring his family never wanted for anything.

Jim was preceded in death by his parents, Cora Ethel Sewell and Bobbitt Sewell, and his three brothers and only sister: Charles, Eugene, Donald Paul, and Ruby (Graven). He is survived by his loving wife, Carroll (Phillips); five children: Diana Abbott (Steve), Susan Smith (James), Angela Cress (Matthew), Nancy Blackburn (Doug), and Scott Sewell (Danielle); seven grandchildren: Corey, Amber, Kayla, Lauren, Matthew, Riley, and Emily; and two great grandchildren, Judson and Bentley.

A memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, July 23, 2020 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. with a service to follow immediately after at Northern Kentucky First Church of God, 450 Graves Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41048. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, please wear a mask and maintain social distancing. Online condolences can be left at www.LinnemannFuneralHomes.com

Thursday
23
July
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Northern Kentucky Church of God

450 Graves Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41018
Thursday
23
July
1:00 pm

Northern Kentucky Church of God

450 Graves Avenue
Erlanger, KY 41018

James D. Sewell

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Thursday
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January
12:00 am - 12:00 am

James D. Sewell


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I’ll miss you Jim Sewell

As I am one of the Simpson kids, I remember he always made sure we had a ride to church services and youth activities. It’s because of this very kind-hearted soul that I had the chance to get to know Jesus as my Savior. I’m sure there will be hundreds of souls here on earth and in heaven that can thank Jim for leading them to Jesus. I would like to pass my condolences on to the Sewell family for their loss. He was a God-loving soul who would do all he could to help others.


Our Deepest Sympathy

So sorry to hear of Jim’s passing, we worked at Butternut together, he was truly a kind soul. Thoughts and prayers of comfort for the family.
Cheryl and Buzz Sanders


My Uncle Jimmy

What can be said about the kindest, most loving man that I was to know this side of Heaven. He exuded the Christian life every day. He’s the reason for my love of sports. Tell my Dad and my grandmother, I love them.


James Sewell

I am so sorry to here of James Death. We were in school and always had a good time. Haven’t seen him in years but will never forget him.


The Sewell family

I’m so sorry for your loss Jim will be missed.I will always remember him saying he would pray for me when I would say something knotty, Jim was kind and had a gentle soul.


Loss of a loved one

So sorry for the loss of your loved one. He loved you all dearly. Cindy and Mike Whalen and family.