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Dorothy Miriam Seel
  • St. Mark United Methodist Church
    413 Geddes Avenue
    Charleston, SC 29407

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“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Seel family. ”
1 of 13 | Posted by: Rudy and Robbin Cullum - SC

“Mrs. Seel and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. She was a wonderful lady with a loving family. May God bless and comfort your family...Read More »
2 of 13 | Posted by: Lewis and Jackie Doscher - SC

“The Seel family is one of the strongest, faithful and loving families. My deepest sympathy to Mark and his entire family at the loss of their mother...Read More »
3 of 13 | Posted by: Lyn Gross Swan - Charleston, SC

“To Debbie and family; my thoughts are with you....may the Lord bless you all. ”
4 of 13 | Posted by: Phyllis Cummings - Charleston, SC

“I am so sorry for your loss. I met Mrs. Seel a few times and she´s a wonderful lady. I know all of you are going to miss her terribly! May memories...Read More »
5 of 13 | Posted by: Brenda Bloomingburg

“We are so sorry for your loss of Mrs. Seel. We grew up in neighborhood with her children for many years. She was an awesome lady who loved her family...Read More »
6 of 13 | Posted by: Cindy and Johnny Goff - SC

“While I never met her, I have enjoyed working with your family for 45 years. She must have been a grand woman to have raised such a great family. I...Read More »
7 of 13 | Posted by: Marsha E Hass

“Diane and Family...my most sincere condolences on the passing of your Beloved Mother. She is resting in the arms of the Lord. May her memory be...Read More »
8 of 13 | Posted by: Carol Moskos

“For many years when Walker and I visited Wanda and Bubba, Mrs. Seel would be working in her yard, regardless of the temperature even in advancing age...Read More »
9 of 13 | Posted by: Walker and Priscilla Burbage

“Mrs.Seel was the earliest memory that I have as a small boy in Church at St.Mark UMC.She was my teacher,the pianist,and the Sunday School...Read More »
10 of 13 | Posted by: Tim Shaw - Charleston, SC

“My thoughts and prayers for the Seel family. Mike and I are so very sorry for your loss. What a full and wonderfully blessed life Mrs. Seel had. ”
11 of 13 | Posted by: Julie Tindal - Charleston, SC

“My thoughts, love ❤ and prayers are with all of you. What a wonderful woman, may she rest in the comfort of the Lord forever. ”
12 of 13 | Posted by: Susan Shealy - Feldman - SC

“My deepest condolences to the family. Prayers for peace and comfort. God Bless you all! ”
13 of 13 | Posted by: Diane Gaskins - Edgefield, SC


Dorothy Miriam Seel, 100, of Charleston, SC, wife of the late Albert W Seel, entered into eternal life with Our Lord on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. Dorothy passed peacefully in her sleep. Her funeral service will be held at the graveside on Monday, February 8, 2021 at 11:00 am, in Live Oak Memorial Park, 3093 Ashley River Rd, Charleston, SC 29414. Arrangements by J. Henry Stuhr, Inc., West Ashley Chapel, 3360 Glenn McConnell Parkway.

Dorothy was born September 30, 1920 in Charleston, SC, the daughter of the late William G. Jolly and Eunice DeAntonio Jolly. Her childhood was one of hardship and longing to know her mother who died when she was only 2 years old. Dorothy lived her childhood in Moncks Corner and Charleston, being moved from one home to another with family members. She attended Memminger Grade School and graduated from Murray High School. After high school, Dorothy worked as a legal secretary in Charleston and after her marriage to Albert W. Seel, Sr., in 1937, as a sales secretary for Haverty Furniture Store. Dorothy was very active and a faithful Christian at St. Mark United Methodist Church during her years raising their eight children. She was a self-taught pianist, seamstress, business manager, and most importantly for her, a devoted mother and wife.

She is survived by her three sons, Ernest C (Cindy) Seel, Carl E (Jean) Seel, Mark A (Susan) Seel; her two daughters, Diann M (Murray) Wood, Debra L (Michael) Kennedy. Dorothy has 23 grandchildren and 45 great-grandchildren; her son-in-law, Jeff Searcy and her daughter-in-laws, Wanda Seel and June Seel.

Dorothy was preceded in death by her husband, Albert W. Seel, Sr., daughter, Miriam S. Searcy, and sons; Albert W. Seel Jr., Gary H Seel.

Our mother was the matriarch of our family's company in Charleston and Mount Pleasant, SC, Seel's Outboard, Inc. Dorothy and Albert, who founded the company, were always encouraging to their children to do their best and be their best through strong faith in Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Rest in Peace Momma and Be Filled with Joy in God's Glory in Heaven. We Love You.

Memorials may be made to St. Mark United Methodist Church, 413 Geddes Ave, Charleston, SC 29407.