Landscapes 13

Ronnie Joel Sessoms

December 24, 1952 ~ July 9, 2023 (age 70) 70 Years Old


Ronnie Joel Sessoms was born on December 24, 1952, in Bertie County, North Carolina.

He slipped into eternal rest at his home on July 9, 2023.

Ronnie loved sports. In 1968, he played football for Central High School in Cheyenne,

WY. His favorite sports teams were the Los Angeles Lakers and the New York Giants. He also enjoyed watching old western movies, "Gunsmoke" being his favorite.

He began working at the Base Exchange on Langley Air Force Base in Hampton, VA in the 1970's. He was employed for 39 years and retired in 2014.

In September of 1981, Ronnie married Bettie Batchelor of Rocky Mount NC.

He became a member of First Church of Newport News (Baptist) and attended church every Sunday until his health began to fail.

Preceding him in death are his mother, Johnnie Rochelle Wilson and close cousin,

Charlotte Renee Harmon.

Left to cherish his memories are his wife of 42 years, Bettie Sessoms; his uncle and

aunt who were his legal guardians for many years, Arthur and Mollie Harmon; his brother, Melvin Wilson (Ruth) a host of close cousins, other family members and friends.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ronnie Joel Sessoms, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Ronnie Joel Sessoms?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Ronnie's memory.


July 19, 2023

2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Smith Brothers Funeral Home
545 E Mercury Blvd.
Hampton, VA 23663

Funeral Service
July 20, 2023

11:00 AM
First Church of Newport News
2300 Wickham Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607


© 2023 Smith Brothers Funeral Home. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility