Mittie G. Seawell, 97, of High Falls, NC left us to be with her Savior Tuesday, February 28, 2012.
Mittie was born April 29, 1914 in Montgomery County, a daughter of the late William Jake Greene and Mary Florence 'Mollie' Haywood Greene.
A resident of High Falls, all of her adult life, she was devout Christian, world traveler, lover of dance and sports enthusiast. She was involved in community activities, taught macramAƒAC. classes at the local college and loved cooking for many years. As a member of High Falls United Methodist Church, she taught Sunday School, sang in the choir and mentored the youth. She won Senior Olympic Championships at the National Level in horse shoes, shuffle board and track. She once held the National Record for the 100 meter dash and the North Carolina State record for the standing broad jump.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Ollie Elmer Seawell, Sr., sister, Texie Price and brothers: Dallas, Hoyt and Jake Greene. Mittie is survived by her daughter, Oleen and husband W. F. Ritter, Jr. of Robbins; son, Ollie Elmer Seawell, Jr. and wife Virgina, of Carthage, daughter, Cathrine and husband Ken Barber of Cary, daughter, Doris and husband Euliss Cockman, Jr. of Carthage; 15 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren and a host of extended family members.
The family will receive friends from 2-4 PM on Saturday, March 3, 2012 at Kennedy Funeral Home, 241 N. Middleton Street, Robbins, NC.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Sunday, March 4, 2012 at High Fall United Methodist Church, 324 Frieson Road, Robbins, NC, where she was a member, with Reverend Jonathan Mills officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.
The family would like to thank Hospice Care of FirstHealth and the many friends who provided care and support during the time of her illness.
Donations may be made in her memory to High Falls United Methodist Church.

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  1. Linda,
    I am so sorry to hear of your grandmother’s passing. Thank you for sharing her obituary with me. She sounds like she led a WONDERFUL and fulfilling life. God bless her and your whole family! With my deepest sympathy, Vivian Schneider

  2. I’m a friend of Darlene’s from work, and my heart goes out to all of your family. What an incredible legacy you have from her.
    Evelyn Wardzinski

  3. I have one of her quilts, it was made with Love, and kindness. Mittie welcomed me like no other, always love shown from her smile for me, and I will always hold her dear to my heart and receive comfort for knowing her and watching her eyes light up when s

  4. How blessed I have been to be a part of this great family, especially the family of WF and Oleen Ritter. Oleen, your mom was such an inspiration to me. When I think of her, I always go back to the time when Sandra and Terry got married and we put that dea

  5. Mittie was a sweet kind wonderful person with a cherry disposition who truly loved life and lived it to the fullest. One favorite memory was when she was 90 and danced the Charleston at the senior Olympics and won,her face was beaming with joy. She will b

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