757.628.1000

Delores B. Selby


Sunrise: February 20, 1943

Sunset: May 22, 2018

Delores Brown Selby was born in Norfolk, Virginia on February 20, 1943 to the late Roy and Elizabeth Melvin.   She raised her children in Tidewater Gardens and Huntersville. She worked for Peoples Drug Store as a cook and in Be-Lo and Fresh Pride as a cashier and front desk manager before retiring.  

Momma was very proud of the daughters she successfully raised as a single mother. She was also a doting grandmother to her grandchildren, Jerrod and Kaiya. We would often hear screams and shouts on game night during football season, between her and Jerrod.  “Go Redskins!  Stop him! Get the ball!” While Jerrod, a lifelong Steelers fan, is heard in the far distance “Grandma your team is still not going to the Super Bowl.” She and Kaiya were like best friends that laughed about most things only they thought were funny.

She was a giver.  If she came across anyone in need, and she could afford to assist, she would do so.  We recall one story of a grandmother that was unable to purchase a pair of eyeglasses for her granddaughter.  Momma overheard the conversation and asked for permission to purchase a pair. Based upon her own struggles, she easily identified with those in need.  

Her children are a witness of how she quietly walked through her health challenges over more than a decade.  She never complained but humbly accepted the path that God had for her. She was a fighter.

She dedicated her life to Christ on Sunday, January 19, 1998 at Turning Point Church where she joined her husband as a fellow believer in Christ.  At Turning Point, she found a place of fellowship under the leadership of Pastor Clarence McPherson. She especially enjoyed the praise and worship portion of the service.  There’s No God Like Jehovah!

She leaves to cherish her memory, her husband of 23 years, Linwood, to whom she dedicated her life as a caregiver for more than 10 years with the assistance of her daughters Deborah, Sebrina and Kimberly. Two sisters, Isabelle Melvin and Barbara Ann Stith. Two grandchildren: Jerrod and Kaiya.  Her best friends: David and Laura & a host of nieces, nephews, cousins, stepchildren, family and friends.

Viewing Friday, May 25, 2018 Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Family Receiving Friends Friday, May 25, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Avenue Service WATCH FUNERAL LIVE ONLINE Saturday, May 26, 2018 11:00am Metropolitan Funeral Service Berkley Chapel Interment Roosevelt Memorial Park 1101 Campostella Road Chesapeake, VA 23320

Send Flowers

Condolences(41)

  1. reply
    Cheryl Randolph says

    Sebrina, Juma and I send our deepest condolences to you and your family upon the transitioning home of your dearly beloved mother. We pray for God’s continued love, peace, strength, and comfort during this time. I was so blessed by the sweet bond between you and your mother and the many hilarious conversations you shared with us that you both had. I will remember her lovingly as she knew me as “The Turkey Wing Lady!” We love you dearly and we are here for you always.❤❣

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Cheryl.

  2. reply
    Carlos and Andrea Spruill says

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Andrea.

  3. reply
    The Dorsey Family says

    Brina,
    If I was able to, I would have stayed in VA to be with you. However, please know that I (we) are lifting you up to ABBA for the kind of Shalom that only He can give ,especially during this season. From my observations of your experiences online, you were your mothers child! The beauty, love, humor, joy, adventurous spirit you give to so many, you brought into your relationship ship with her and was ever so evident! I am confident that she KNEW AGAPE because of her daughter Sebrina ‘s consistent, ever giving love to her. You were there for her. Cherish the memories as you honor your mom’s life. Believe me, I relate. I love you, Willie, Peggy, Trevor Dorsey & The Macs

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Peggy.

  4. reply
    ULIC DONNELL WILSON says

    Good Morning ok Thanks. MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL THRU THE LOST OF YOUR MOTHER. PLEASE BE VERY STRONG. I KNOW IT’S REALLY SAD THAT YOU MOM IS GONE TO HEAVEN. BUT GOD KNOWS BEST THAT SHE IN A BETTER PLACE & SHE DOESN’T HAVE TO SUFFER ANY MORE. I will Always LOVE & Care about you All my Sweet Friend.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Ulic

    • reply
      Kim says

      Thank you Donnell for your kind words. You.always maintained contact with mama.

  5. reply
    Eldress Marilyn Delores Clemons says

    Thank you Lord, for given me the the opportunity to known Mrs. Selby, it was a joy. She was a caring person and devoted to you. I’m going to miss her dearly. We connect because of the love she has for Our Lord and Savior Jesus. She would always say, Ms. Clemons if it’s the Lord’s will. I had the opportunity to hear her voice one more time before the Lord called her home to Glory. I will miss her in the physical but never in my spirit. We connect because of our spirit’s. They will live on for eternity. I will keep your family in my prayers. Enjoy the heavenly blessings that you stored up for being a child of the most high God. Loving you always….Ms. Clemons!

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Miss Clemmons. Special thanks to all… that you did in assisting my Mom.

  6. reply
    Janet Pride Nichols says

    Mike and Janet Nichols
    May 25, 2018 at 08:11 am
    Our prayers are with you and your family. We love you and we are here for you .

    • reply
      Kim says

      Thank you Sis. Love and appreciate you.

  7. reply
    Gerrico and Arabia (Littlejohn) Shanklin says

    Sebrina and family, may you be comforted with the outpouring love and support of all those who knew and loved your Momma. You truly can see the spirit of you Momma resonating in the personalities of you all.
    God Bless You. Keep your head raised to the sky.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Arabia.

  8. reply
    Lisa Drew-Fowler says

    Sebrina and Family: With deepest sympathy, my prayers are with you and your family. I remember childhood memories of your Mom, affectionately, “Miss Delores”. Rest Miss Delores!
    Sebrina, God will grant you strength, peace and comfort during this time. Love you!

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Lisa.

  9. reply
    Tina Bracy says

    To Sebrina and Family: “Grief never ends….but it changes. It is a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith….it is the price of love.” Your Mom is safe in God’s hands. May she Rest In Heaven.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Tina.

  10. reply
    Rafael/Felicia Santos says

    We send our deepest condolences to you and your family.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, FiFi.

  11. reply
    Cherryl Belton says

    Sebrina and family,
    What a beautifully written obituary describing the warmth, kindness and love your mother has given. Remember the good times you shared, they will comfort you. May God continue to bless you and give you peace as you endure this season.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Cherryl.

  12. reply
    Gwendolyn Portlock says

    Debbie, Kim and Sebrina,sending love from the Portlock and Hyman families! You are like daughters to us and we will continuely pray for you! Love you all! Linda and Gwen!

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Miss Gwen.

    • reply
      Kim says

      Thank you Ms Portlock.

  13. reply
    Anfdrew Reid and Family says

    May God be with you and His promise of eternal life be a comfort to you in the loss of one so dear.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Cousin Andrew & Family.

  14. reply
    Elizabeth Luster says

    Prayers and thoughts for the family. Sorry I could not be there. Cousin Elizabeth

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Cousin Elizabeth.

  15. reply
    Joan Lanier says

    Sebrina, so sorry to hear of the loss of your beloved mother. May Gods peace and love surround you and your family today and the months that follow. Peace be still,,,

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Joan. Amen.

  16. reply
    Ms PatJackson(aunt Tricia) says

    Sabrina
    For your loss iam sorry. I only know you because of your friendship with my niece Andrea.But your smile I won’t forget.Keep smiling because your Mom is and lean not on your own understanding. Lean on the Lord because he will see you though.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Hi, Aunt Tricia. I remember you. ? Thank you.

  17. reply
    Mary Winstead says

    To the family of Delores B.Selby.I just found out today that Delores had passed.I worked with her for many years at Belo and Fresh Pride.You all have my deepest Sympathy.

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Hi, Mary. Belo is way back. ? Fond memories. God bless your heart and thank you.

  18. reply
    Cheryl luckett says

    Continued prayer for the Selby family as well As Deloris daughters. We will miss my sister -law and her warm spirit

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Hi, Cheryl. Thank you. We are forever connected.

  19. reply
    Deborah Key says

    To the Brown family
    My sincere Sympathy to all I would have been there
    at Metropolitan Berkeley but I went to another home going .Ms.Delores was a Precious gift to me..
    Deborah Key 757-748-1295

    • reply
      Sebrina says

      Thank you, Deborah.

  20. reply
    Garrett Community Church says

    To the Brown family
    My sincere Sympathy to all I would have been there
    at Metropolitan Berkeley but I went to another home going .Ms.Delores was a Precious gift to me..
    Deborah Key 757-748-1295

Leave a Reply

.

Personal Service, Peace of Mind, Pleasant Memories

P 757.628.1000 • F 757.545.9148

© Metropolitan Funeral Service