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Seabern Staton was born to Bruce and Sarah Ann Staton, both deceased, in Union County, NC on June 8th, 1939.
Seabern received his education from East Union School, which was K-12 at the time. He went on to drive dump trucks and 18 wheelers for over 50 years for 3 different companies. Pops accepted Christ and was baptized at an early age at Flint Ridge Baptist Church. He married his sweetheart Christine in 1968 and they started growing their family shortly afterwards. He was ordained a deacon in the church during those early years. As his faith grew, he accepted the calling from God and began to preach God’s Word from the pulpit. He was the pastor of Mount Zion Baptist Church in Polkton, NC for many years. He also served as an associate minister at New Grove Missionary Baptist Church before coming back around to become an associate minister at his home church of Flint Ridge. He served faithfully until his health started to decline.
Pops gained his wings and stepped into glory on October 2,2023 to join his parents, 3 brothers, Paul,Roosevelt, and Wilbert, and his forever love Christine Bowman Staton, in paradise.
He leaves to cherish his memories: 2 brothers, Thomas Staton (Katie), and Bruce Staton. 3 children, Jackie Staton, Seabern Staton Jr. (Tanisha), and Perry Staton (Kia); 13 grandchildren, 1 great-grandchild and a host of in-laws, nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and family that will live on for generations!
It is with Love and Admiration that we rejoice as Pops has walked into Glory!
These are things that you all may know about our father, but this is what we know and want to share with you!
Our Pops was a Father, a Hero, a Guardian, and our most steadfast supporter. He would want you to celebrate in his homegoing knowing that this is a day that he has prayed about and has spoken with each of you about. He'd want you to remember him with joy and love and laughter! I know that he would want you to thank God that he got his reward and for you to be mindful about your relationship with God. Pop would be more concerned about your soul because he wasn't concerned about his. That's why sharing the joy of the Lord with people was such a great source of inspiration and joy to him.
Daddy loved telling funny stories, singing, and eating good food. And he loved his family with undying devotion. He believed in each one of us and was proud of us! We'll always remember the times that he would shout with joy, praise God and cry with gratitude when talking about his kids, grandkids and 1 great grand! The example of love, gentle leadership and devout commitment kept us faithful in good times and bad. When you think of Daddy, Pops, PopPop, Grandpa, Papa Pookie, Pastor Staton, Minister Staton, Uncle Seab, or even just Seab or Seabern, however you knew him, we want you to take a moment and thank God and rejoice in the Lord for the man of God that Pops was and to share that joy with someone else.
To know of Seabern you had a certain understanding, to know him you had complete comprehension. If you got the chance to even be in his presence, please know and understand that was God blessing you with his angel. If he ever told you he loved you, he meant it. If he spent time with you, it's because your soul was pure. If he said thank you, it came from the bottom of his heart. If anyone should be thankful it is anyone of us who was blessed to have him in any form, shape, time, or capacity. It was truly a pleasure to have him here for the eighty-four years God loaned him to us. God knows we needed him but He needed him more. Now we have a forever Guardian Angel watching, protecting, loving, and guiding us for the rest of our lives and beyond. Thank you, God, for blessing our presence with him. From our first interaction until our last embrace. We honor you. We love you, we cherish you and we give God all the glory. You did amazing Daddy, well done, well done, well done. Until we meet again Pops, rest easy your work here on earth is complete. We will forever be grateful to have been blessed to love you and even more blessed that you loved us.
Homegoing services will be held on Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 1:00pm at Flint Ridge East Baptist Church, 5720 Flint Church Rd, Marshville, NC 28103. Mr. Staton will lie in state from 12:00pm to 1:00pm prior to the service. A public viewing will be held on Monday, October 9, 2023 from 2:00pm to 7:00pm at Union Funeral & Cremation Chapel.
Interment will follow service at Flint Ridge East Church Cemetery.
The Staton family have entrusted services to Union Funeral & Cremation Service.