2023 (age 79) 79 Years Old


Sewilla Felder was born on March 18, 1944.  She was born in Flatonia, Texas to the late Willie and Ardelia Godley.  On Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 11:11 pm, due to health complications, God called her from labor to reward. 

Sewilla confessed her faith in Christ at an early age. She was an active member of Greater Ball Tabernacle AME Church, until her health started to fail.  While a longtime member of Ball Tabernacle, Sewilla was a member of the choir, served as a Missionary, taught Vacation Bible School, served as secretary, member of the benevolence committee, Class Leader, and a Steward.

She graduated from Randolph High School, in LaGrange, Texas and continued her education at Huston Tillotson College in Austin, Texas, where she graduated with her Bachelors of Arts in Education in 1966. Sewilla moved to San Antonio, Texas after completing her education and started her teaching career.  She taught for 32 years in Edgewood ISD and San Antonio ISD. She retired in 1998.

Sewilla was preceded in death by her parents, Willie and Ardelia Godley and her siblings Cora Williams, Nancy Godley (Nannie), Willie B. Williams, Audrey Lighteard (Jean), Robert Godley, and Ruby Godley (Brother). 

In 1968, Sewilla married Clarence Felder, and to this union two daughters were born. She is survived by her daughters, Felicia Felder-Hutson of Cheltenhem, Philadelphia and Tanya (Raymond) Howard of San Antonio, Texas, three granddaughters (Ciara, Cinaa and Cirayna), four grandsons (Eraycio, Samuel, Josiah and Tim), sister, Rosetta Loud (Puddon) and a host of nieces, nephews and friends. 

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April 2, 2023

3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
F.E. Lewis Memorial Chapel
811 So. W.W. White Road
San Antonio, TX 78220

Funeral Service
April 3, 2023

11:00 AM
Calvary Baptist Church
6142 FM 78
San Antonio, TX 78244

Interment following service
April 3, 2023

Meadowlawn Memorial Park
5611 E. Houston St.
San Antonio, TX 78220


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