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Albert M. “Bud” Sewell September 4, 1942 - August 30, 2016

If Heaven has a baseball team they now have a new coach. Albert M. Sewell left this earth on August 30, 2016 after a lengthy illness. “Bud”, as he was known by some, was born September 4, 1942 in Memphis, Tennessee. He was predeceased by Albert M. Sewell, Jr. and his loving mother, Cissy Baker.

Coach Sewell is survived by his wife, Scherry of Horn Lake, MS; children, Albert M.Sewell IV (Elizabeth) of Nesbit, MS, Teresa Sewell Bensch of San Diego, CA, Jeff Sewell (Kathleen) of Horn Lake, Tammy Sewell Sousan and Clint Sewell (Catherine) both of Olive Branch, MS, as well as Adrian and Dylan Mitchell both proudly serving our armed forces and Michael Turner.  Siblings include Nickey Sewell (Theresa) of Flower Lake, MS, Ms. Joan Sewell Walker of Arlington, TN, Gene P. Baker (Kyna) of Little Rock, AR and Thomas Baker of Nesbit.  Albert leaves 10 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren as well as numerous loving nieces, nephews, cousins and adoring friends.

A legendary prep baseball All Memphis standout at Humes High School in Memphis, Albert was a feared power hitter with a cannon arm in left field, but his real imprint was in his coaching legacy.  Hundreds of young men trace their early football and baseball beginnings to a firm and loving eye that was Coach Sewell.  Their love of the game to this day and the love passed down to other generations are traceable to Coach Albert M. Sewell.

Visitation will be Thursday, September 1 from 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. at Heartland Church, 385 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS 38671.  Funeral Services will be Friday, September 2 at 11 a.m. also at Heartland Church, 385 Stateline Road, Southaven, MS 38671.  Interment will be Friday, Sept 2 at New Bethlehem Presbyterian Church Cemetery, 3961 Church Road, Nesbit, MS 38651.

Memorial? Give a deserving kid a bat and a ball and coach him.

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    Joe Scott says

    Albert was one of the most caring people. I remember some good times from 50 years ago. He was special. My condolences. May God watch over him

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    Barbara Wilhite Adams says

    There will never be another like Coach Sewell. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family with deepest sympathy. Sorry we can’t make the services.

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    Pat Deatherage says

    Clint, I’m so sorry for your lost.

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    Bobby McGee says

    Our deepest sympathy for your loss. I know he will be remembered often by all of us who love and miss him. Albert and I met in the first grade at Gordon Elementary school in North Memphis and continued attending school together until we both graduated from Humes High School in 1960. During our school days we played on several teams together and developed a friendship based on mutual respect and trust and many, many laughs. He always had the ability to make me laugh with his wicked sense of humor.

    After our school days, we went our separate ways, but we did stay in touch, despite the geographical distance between us we maintained our friendship. When I visited Memphis, I would see Albert and catch up on his news and listen to his enthusiastic descriptions of players he was coaching. He was always positive about his players and displayed a true sense of caring about them as people and not just as players. I could tell by his remarks that he loved coaching and tell by his players remarks that they loved and respected him as a coach and as a man. As evidenced by the members of his community continuing to use the title “coach” when addressing him, a true sign of respect in the world of athletics.

    Suzan and I love Albert. We will surely remember him for the rest of our days. Scherry, we pray that you, your family, and your friends take comfort in your mutual support for each other while grieving your loss.

    Sincerely,
    Suzan and Bobby McGee

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