Essie Lee Haywood Sexton, 91, of Candor, died September 4, 2020, at her residence.

A graveside service was held at 11 a.m., September 8, 2020, at Main Street Baptist Church Cemetery, Hwy 24/27 W, Biscoe.

The viewing was from 8 – 9:30 a.m., September 8, at Phillips Funeral Home.

Mrs. Sexton was born in Montgomery County on November 19, 1928 to George and Ada Richardson Haywood. 

In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband, Bernard Garrett Sexton; granddaughter, Kaci Pritchard; and her siblings.

She is survived by her daughter, Ruby Pritchard of West End; son, Bradley Sexton of Candor; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.

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The Sexton family is being served by Phillips Funeral Home in Star.