Janice Wright Sedberry, 78, of High Point, NC, died peacefully at home, Monday, June 10, after a courageous fifteen-year battle with breast and lung cancer. She was born September 26, 1940 in High Point, NC. Surviving are her husband of almost 60 years, J. Keith Sedberry of the home; three children, Debbie Morand of High Point, Jan Stewart and son-in-law David of Raleigh, and John Sedberry and daughter-in-law Leslie of High Point; six grandchildren, Zoe and Katie Morand, Sam and Charles Stewart, and Allison and Caroline Sedberry; along with one brother Daniel D. Wright.
She was preceded in death by her mother, Gladys Wright Russell (Gilbert), father Archie D. Wright of High Point, and brother Archie F. Wright of Kernersville.
She joined the staffing industry in 1969 and became nationally recognized by the National Association of Personnel Services as a Certified Personnel Consultant. In 1977 she bought The Personnel Center, Inc. and served as its President until her death. From 2015 to 2019 she served as a business consultant to Jobs One Staffing, Inc.
In 1958, she graduated from High Point High School, then attended Stratford College in Danville, VA. Although not a UNC alumna, she was a devout "Tar Heel" fan. She and her husband, Keith, lived in Chapel Hill while he was enrolled there and all three of their children attended UNC. She was known to wear Tar Heel attire and yell at the television when a Carolina team played, especially basketball - often claiming she had played as hard as the team.
In high school, she helped found and was the first Worthy Advisor of the High Point Chapter of the Masonic Order of Rainbow for Girls, a fraternal youth service organization. As an adult, she served as its advisor.
She enjoyed year-round trips to the beach and spending time there with her family. Also, Christmas with her grandchildren was a special time for her. She loved spoiling them and they in turn looked forward to being with her.
For many years, she served in different capacities as a volunteer in the Jamestown youth sports programs and helped found the Jamestown Youth League, serving on its Board of Directors. When Southwest Guilford High School opened in 1979, she was a founder of the Southwest Guilford Booster's Club and served as its first Treasurer.
Funeral Service will be held Thursday, June 13 at 11 a.m. at Cumby Family Funeral Home, 1015 Eastchester Drive, High Point, NC, followed by visitation. Reverend Doctor Eric Peacock will officiate the service.
Memorials may be made to the Cancer Center volunteers: Guide Posts for Strength, P.O. Box 5236, High Point, NC 27262.
Cancer Guide Posts of Strength
P.O. Box 5236, High Point NC 27262