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Rev. Ernest M. Sewell, AT&T executive and pastor, dies

Rev. Ernest M. Sewell, AT&T executive and pastor, dies

The Rev. Ernest Maurice Sewell, a founder of New Solid Rock Fellowship Church and a retired AT&T executive, died of heart failure Feb. 13 at Sinai Hospital. The Reisterstown resident was 79.

The youngest of seven children, he was born in Baltimore and was the son of the Rev. Walter H. Sewell, a Methodist minister who had a Hollins Market produce business, and his wife, Margaret Parker, a homemaker. He credited his second-grade teacher, Norma A. Marshall, the mother of Supreme Court Justice Thurgood Marshall, with the mathematical skills he would employ throughout his life. He grew up on North Arlington Avenue in the Poppleton neighborhood.

“He developed his entrepreneurial...

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