Rev. Rodney L. Sells I

July 19, 1970 - November 04, 2017

Rev. Rodney L. Sells I

July 19, 1970 - November 04, 2017


“I HAVE FOUGHT A GOOD FIGHT, I HAVE FINISHED MY COURSE, I HAVE KEPT THE FAITH. Rev. Rodney L. Sells 47, of Tulsa, Oklahoma passed on Saturday November 4, 2017.
Home Going Services: Saturday November 11, 2017 at 10:00am in First Baptist Church North Tulsa. Reflections…

Reverend Rodney Lopaz Sells

On July 19, 1970, in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Mr. & Mrs. Don Sells became the proud parents of a baby boy. They named him Rodney Lopaz.

At the age of 12, Rodney professed a hope in Christ and was united with Galilee Missionary Baptist Church under the leadership of Pastor Wilson Pike.

Rodney was a graduate of the Booker T. Washington High School Class of 1988. On March 17, 2003, he was united in marriage to Sheree Nathan, and to this union one child was born. In 2005, Rodney accepted the call to the ministry; in January 2006, he preached his first sermon and became an associate minister of Fountain Baptist Church under the leadership of his father, Pastor Don Sells. He became a member of the Spiritual Harmonizers Gospel Singing Group; he remained a faithful member until the Lord called him home. In November 2009, he reunited with Galilee Missionary Baptist Church as an associate minister.

He was employed by the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority for a number of years. He then worked for Tulsa Public Schools in the transportation department. He later became employed with the Nordam Group as an aircraft structure mechanic. After leaving Nordam he became the owner and operator of The Blazin Hot Tracks recording studio, after the closing of the studio, he became employed by Oklahoma Mobile Concrete.

He departed this life on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

He leaves to cherish his memories, his loving wife, Sheree of the home; his parents, Don & Johnnie Sells of Tulsa; his children: Shatara of Tulsa; Rodney II of Atlanta, GA; Amber (Dale) & Shalisa of Tulsa; Tevin of Atlanta, GA; Shantel, JaJuan, Morgan & Damen, all of Tulsa; Christen (Dominque) of Atlanta, GA; two brothers, Don (Lisa), & Jimmy (Treva) of Tulsa; one sister, Varonica (Christopher) of Tulsa; twenty grandchildren and a host of relatives and friends.

Dyer at Butler-Stumpff Funeral Home 2103 East 3rd St. Tulsa, Oklahoma 74104.

Burial will follow in Green Acres Memorial Gardens Skiatook, Oklahoma. “When caring truly matters, DYER cares.” 918-425-5549.


  • Date & Time: November 10, 2017 (3:00 PM - 7:45 PM)
  • Venue: Butler Stumpff- Dyer Memorial Chapel
  • Location: 2103 East 3rd Street. Tulsa, OK 74104 - (Get Directions)

Celebration of Life

  • Date & Time: November 11, 2017 (10:00 AM - 2:00 PM)
  • Venue: First Baptist Church North Tulsa
  • Location: 1414 N. Greenwood Avenue Tulsa, OK 74106 - (Get Directions)

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2 responses to Rev. Rodney L. Sells I

  1. So Sorry To Hear About Rodney, He Was Truly A Man Of God.

  2. We Wish To Express Our Deepest Sympathy To The Mitchell And Sells Family In The Loss Of Your Husband, Father, Son And Family. He Is In The Place We Can Only Dream Of. No More Pain And Suffering In This World. It Seems His Life Was Cut Short But Know That God Makes No Mistakes. Trust The Holy Spirit To Comfort You In The Days To Come And We Will Keep You In Our Prayers.

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