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WILLIAM THOMAS SESSOMS, SR. was born in Elizabeth City, Pasquotank County, North Carolina on August 7, 1934, to the late Reverend William Henry Sessoms and Florence Beatrice Lewis Sessoms. he entered eternal rest on Friday evening, May 24, 2019.
William (affectionately known as "Sess") was educated in the Elizabeth City Public Schools.
Sess joined the United States Army in 1955 and left as ranked PVT Second Class. Shortly after leaving the service, he had 6 children from a previous marriage including one stepson. He retired from Lever Brothers with over 30 years of service
William enjoyed family and loved telling jokes. He would keep you laughing the entire time you were in his presence and everyone loved being around him. As recorded in the book of Proverbs 17:22, "A merry heart doeth good like a medicine; but a broken spirit drieth the bones." There were no dry bones when Sess was around because he had the jokes. Sometimes the jokes were so funny, he laughed at his own jokes. He liked being the best in what he did. One of his many sayings was "They call me" Sess cause i'm the best." Sess was a great dancer and loved life. He enjoyed going to the Elks Lodge and loved playing cards with family and friends. He looked forward to attending his family reunions.
Sess met the love of his life Elaine in 970. On May 25, 1989, Sess and Elaine got married and with their union, he gained 5 more children. He has been the only dad that Twain has ever known. He departed this life one day shy of their 30th anniversary.
Sess legacy and precious memories will always be cherished and remain in the hearts of his loving and devoted wife Elaine Sessoms, his eleven children, William T. Sessoms Jr., from Chesapeake, Virginia, Bernadette Maria Russell (Gerald), Juanita Anderson Sessoms, Jacqueline Sessoms-Flythe (Tracey) all of Baltimore, Maryland and Jeffrey K. Sessoms (spouse Annette, stepson, Larry Spence of Jacksonville, Floria, Teresa, Jeome, Tyrone, (Conya), Jacquetta and Twain (Man) Scott Sr. (Kendra) all from Baltimore, Maryland. One brother, Paris,(Theresa) Sessoms of Elizabeth City, North Carolina, 4 sisters, Axcie McDaniel, Phyllis Shelton, (Timothy), Diana Good of Baltimore, Maryland and Esther McLean of Suffolk, Virginia and a host of nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends. He also leaves two devoted friends, James Ross, Jr. and Carl Evans.