Shirley Rosetta Sewell, age 78, resident of Chestertown, Maryland, was born in Fairlee, Maryland, on December 9, 1941, and died October 16, 2020, at Compass Regional Hospice, in Centreville, Maryland. She was the daughter of the late Emma and Harrison Black.

Shirley was educated in the public schools of Kent County. She was an active member of Mt. Pleasant United Methodist Church, in Fairlee, Maryland.

Shirley held a variety of jobs, but her main job was being a loving wife, mother and grandmother to her family.

Shirley was preceded in death by two brothers, Harrison “Sonny” Black, Jr. and Walter Rudolph Black.

Shirley leaves to cherish her memories, her husband of 58 years, Sylvester Sewell; son and daughter-in-law, Michael & DeeDee Sewell of Hanover Maryland; daughter and son-in-law, Angela & Albert Carter of Charleston, West Virginia; son and daughter-in-law, Anthony & Angela Sewell of Dallas, Texas; daughter and son-in-law, Doreen and Donnie Henry of Chestertown, Maryland; three sisters, Ann Downes of Pondtown, Maryland, Joyce Hopkins (husband Roger) of Chestertown, Maryland and Elinore Waits (husband Willie) of Fairlee, Maryland; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.