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Paul Sella

February 14, 1932 — September 24, 2023

Leland

Paul Sella

 

Paul Vincent Sella, 91, a devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather, passed away peacefully on September 24, 2023, at his home in Leland, Mississippi. A visitation will take place on 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 27, 2023, at St James Catholic Church, where friends and family can pay their respects. Following the visitation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the same location. These services will be a celebration of Paul's life and the lasting impact he had on those fortunate enough to have known him.  Pallbearers will be F. Gay Reginelli, Todd Fulton, Charles A Cascio, Michael Reginelli, Dennis Reginelli, and Anthony “Reggie” Reginelli.  Honorary Pallbearers are Lawrence Reginelli, John Reginelli, Tracy Fulton, Bobby Reginelli, and Ronald E Reginelli. 

Paul was born on February 14, 1932, in Grand Rapids, Michigan, to Christopher and Mary Sella.  Paul lived a life full of love, dedication, and hard work.  He married Dale Teresa Reginelli, and they were married for 69 years. 

Paul was a man of resilience and determination. Though he faced challenges, he pressed on, always striving to provide for his family. He proudly served in the Air Force, achieving the rank of Airman First Class. After his military service, Paul dedicated himself to the agricultural industry, working as a Maintenance Technician at the MAFES Delta Branch Experiment Station. His commitment and expertise contributed significantly to the research and development of agricultural practices.

Despite not obtaining a high school diploma, Paul valued education. He encouraged his children to pursue their dreams and supported them every step of the way. His legacy lives on through his sons, Paul, Gary, and Patrick, who learned the importance of hard work, kindness, and perseverance from their father.

Paul had a beautiful voice.  He always participated in his parishes choir and sang for many weddings and funerals.  He led the singing at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hollandale, MS into his 80’s. 

Although Paul's passing leaves a void in the hearts of his loved ones, they find solace in the memories they shared. His unconditional love and unwavering support will forever be cherished.

He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Quentin, Anthony, and Russell Sella; sister, Teresa Skrabis.

Paul is survived by his loving wife, Dale Teresa Sella; sons, Paul Sella Jr. (Sheree), Gary Sella (Juliene), Patrick Sella; grandchildren, Stephanie Brown (Joey), Michelle Misere (Chad), Kellie Jennings (Corey), Lauren Hall (Jon), and Chrystal Garcia; great-grandchildren, Garrett, Knox, Davis, Carly, Carson, Alyssa, Madelyn, and Koby; sister, Mary Goia; brother, John Sella.

Paul Vincent Sella was a man who faced life's challenges with steadfast determination and unwavering love for his family. His memory will forever be cherished, and his legacy will continue to guide and inspire his loved ones.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hollandale, MS, St. James Catholic Church in Leland, MS, Shaw Cemetery Association in Shaw, MS, or a charity of your choice. 

The family would like to extend a debt of gratitude to the staff of Delta Regional Medical Center, Delta Regional Medical Center Home Care and Hospice, and Mid-Delta Home Health Caregivers, Brady Smith and Jeremy Stevens.

 

 

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Past Services

Visitation

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

9:00 - 10:00 am (Central time)

St James Catholic Church

312 E 3rd St, Leland, MS 38756

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Funeral Mass

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

St James Catholic Church

312 E 3rd St, Leland, MS 38756

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Graveside Service

Wednesday, September 27, 2023

11:00 - 11:30 am (Central time)

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