Jane Sellars

Febrary 26, 1968 - August 22, 2019


Jane Levon King-Sellars is a native of Alamance County, born February 26, 1968 to the late Mr. Roy Lee King and Mrs. Ruby Odell King. She departed this life on August 22, 2019 at the age of 51, to enter to eternal rest with our Lord and Savor Jesus Christ. She was a loving and supportive mother, friend and community leader. Memories of her are filled with love and happiness and will be forever cherished.

She was educated in the Alamance County Schools System, where she graduated from Eastern Alamance High School in 1987 and attended Alamance Community College then later transferred to NC A&T State University where she studied psychology.

Jane Sellars began Teens Destined to Succeed Outreach Inc in 2006, a non-profit aimed to encourage and empower youth to become successful, productive members of society. She was the Founder and Executive Director of the African American Cultural Arts and History Center, a non-profit organization that collects and preserves the rich history of African Americans in Alamance and the surrounding counties.

She was a former board member for Burlington Public Transit Advisory Commission. She was a current member on the Mebane Historical Museum Board of Directors and a member of the Historic Preservation Commission for the city of Burlington. She was recently awarded the title of Community Jewel by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated. She also worked part time as a direct care provider for Universal Mental Health.

In addition to her father, Roy Lee King, she was preceded in death by her paternal grandparents, Mr. Sam King and Willie Richmond King, maternal grandparents, Mr. Sam Thomas Moore and Odessa Moore-Moore, two aunts, Julia Emma King-Yancey, Gloria Mae Moore, and seven uncles, Harvey Junior King, Joe Louis King Sr., James Coleman King, Leonard Lee Moore Sr., James Thomas (Tom) Moore, Henry Willis Moore, and Charles Wesley Moore.


Left to cherish her memory is husband/friend Marvin Olanders Sellars, son, Olanders Dean Sellars and daughter, Shineece La’Dawn Sellars. She also leaves behind her mother, Ruby Odell Moore-King, two sisters Wilma Poteat (Spencer), Glenda Marie King-Watkins (Glendale), one niece Geneva Juanita Fuller, three nephews, Frank James Fuller II, Glendale Leamorise (Lee) Watkins II., Austin Lamar Watkins, thirteen  aunts, Charlena Currie (William) Sadie Latta and  Nettie Moore of Burlington, Ruth Brockman of Washington DC,  Algean King- Lowe, Thelma King-Paylor, Silvia King-Warren, Elsie Mae King- Harris, Deloris King- Moore all of Burlington, Carol Jean (Doll) King-Johnson of Reidsville, Glenda Faye King- Jennings of Greensboro, Lillie Pearl King-Cates of Mebane, one uncle, Walter Lee King of Greensboro and a host of cousins and friends.

Click here to read the article by The Times News, by reporter Isaac Groves in honor of Mrs. Jane Sellars