Nicole Leigh Sells

Staff Written Obituaries

Nicole Leigh Sells, lovingly called Niki by friends and family, passed away peacefully Monday afternoon, January 21st, 2019. Niki was born March 15th, 1980 to parents Anthony and Claudia Sells in Macon, Georgia.  She attended and graduated from Westside High School. 

Niki devoted her time to many organizations as a volunteer, including Morgan Medical Center (formerly Morgan Memorial Hospital,) The Caring Place, UCP in Macon, Hand & Hand, and Joseph’s Coat in Madison. She was an avid fan of the Atlanta Braves, as well as self-proclaimed unofficial historian of the Braves. She also enjoyed Falcons, UGA, and Georgia Southern Football. 

During her 38 years, Niki was fortunate to be a world traveller. She visited beautiful countries such as Germany, France, Italy, and multiple states in the United States. She accompanied her parents and friends on many vacations and loved to share stories of her travels with those around her. Niki also had a passion for country music, her favorites being, Garth Brooks and Scotty McCreery .

A talented bowler, Niki competed in yearly Special Olympics competitions where she took the gold medal multiple times. She was also a member of the Morgan Spirits Softball team.  An avid card player, friends recall her skills as card shark notoriety, specializing in Uno, Wizard, Golf and Five Crowns. 

Niki is survived by her parents, Anthony and Claudia Sells of Rutledge, Mark Sells (brother) and his wife Leanne, as well as their children Christopher, Kaitlin, and Chloe, Kevin Sells (brother) and Shasta Sells. She is also survived by her Uncle Grady Sells and his wife Betty, Aunt Debbie Barnhart and her husband Chuck. Many cousins and other family members, close friends Bob and Rose Mary Hughes, and her best friend Charity Ruark .  Niki was deeply loved by all and will be fondly remembered. 

Service times to be announced. A E Carter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, please donate to charities of the family’s request: Tim Tebow’s “Night to Shine”, St. James Catholic Church Saint Vincent DePaul Society, and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. 

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