Delores Ostwalt Sellers, 71, formerly of Statesville, N.C., passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, March 13, 2021, in Rolesville, N.C.

She was born in Statesville on March 8, 1949, and was the daughter of the late Sherrill and Elva Bass Ostwalt. She was a graduate of South Iredell High School and also a certified dental assistant. On May 30, 1971, she married Joe Sellers Jr., who survives.

In addition to her husband, she is survived by a daughter, Meredith Sellers Tomasulo; a son, Joseph T. “JT” Sellers III; and two grandchildren, Gavin and Vanessa Tomasulo.

Graveside funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 20, 2021, at Oakwood Cemetery with Rev. Phillip McCoy officiating. A memorial service will follow at 11 a.m. at the First ARP Church in Statesville. The family will visit with friends on Friday evening from 5 to 7 p.m. at Troutman Funeral Home.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Avenue, Dallas, TX 75231. Online condolences may be made to the family at

Troutman Funeral Home is serving the family.

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