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Mrs. Ima Jean Brinegar Sewell, 79, of Richmond, passed away Friday, December 15, 2017, at Baptist Health - Richmond.
Mrs. Sewell, the daughter of the late Herman Brinegar and Ethel Kelley Brinegar, was born in Madison County on July 14, 1938. She had retired from Westinghouse /Phillips Lighting. She enjoyed gardening and flowers and loved caring for her cats. She was of the Christian faith.
On February 17, 1962, Mrs. Sewell united in marriage to Billy Sewell who survives.
She is also survived by: two sons, Douglas Brinegar and wife Kathy and Wayne Sewell and wife Tabatha, all of Lexington; her step-daughter, Debbie Gerdes and husband Ed of Cincinnati, Ohio; two sisters, Betty Brinegar and Ethel Isbell and husband J.I.; two half brothers, Bobby Brinegar and wife Jackie and Ricky Brinegar; one half sister, Mary Lou Carpenter and husband Tony; three grandchildren, Natasha Sewell, Katlyn Sewell and Abby Sewell; three step-grandchildren, Jamie Puckett, Chris Puckett and Beth Staley; three step-great-grandchildren, J.J. Puckett, Autumn Puckett and Sidney Staley and her step great great grandson, Gavis Puckett; five nephews, Marty Sewell, Scott Sewell, Steve Isbell and wife Karen, Darwin Isbell and wife Teresa and Marc Brinegar; one brother-in-law, Jimmy Sewell and wife Mary and several great nephews and nieces and cousins and her cat, Schwarz.
Mrs. Sewell was also preceded in death by her brother: Rufus Brinegar and three of her cats, Muffin, Angel and Missy.
Funeral service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, December 18, 2017, at Combs, Parsons & Collins with Johny Collins officiating. Burial will follow in Madison County Memorial Gardens.
Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.
Pallbearers will be Marc Brinegar, Marty Sewell, Scott Sewell, Katlyn Sewell, Chase Brinegar, Jamie Puckett, Chris Puckett and Jimmy Sewell.
Published on December 15, 2017
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