Junius Sessoms III

Obituary of Junius B. Sessoms III

Junius Bradley Sessoms III, 74, of Somers Point, NJ, passed away on January 31, 2021, at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He was the husband of Roberta G. (Stanton) Sessoms, with whom he shared 52 years of marriage.

Born in the Naval Hospital in Jacksonville, FL, on August 20, 1946, JB was the son of the late Junius Bradley Sessoms Jr., and Helen Irene (Fenstermacher) Sessoms; and brother of the late Philip Charles Sessoms.

JB grew up in Pottstown, PA. He was a member of the SunnyBrook & YMCA swim teams, and was also a lifeguard for SunnyBrook. He graduated from Pottstown High School in 1964 and West Chester University in 1968. JB continued his education while serving in the United States Navy; he attended both Officer Candidate School and Naval Postgraduate School. He worked for Merck Sharp & Dohme Corporation on the development of vaccines for MMR, and then attended graduate school at Rutgers University.

JB, also known as “The Strawberry Man,” was the owner of Below Sea Level, The Fudge Boat, and most importantly, Sessoms’ Gifts & Candies, all in Sea Isle City, NJ. He was an avid collector of sea shells and won multiple awards for his beautiful exhibits. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him!

In addition to his wife, JB is lovingly remembered by his son, Junius “Jay” B. Sessoms IV, husband of Stephanie; and his grandson, Junius “JJ” B. Sessoms V.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in JB’s memory to: Polar Bear Run/Walk for Autism, 4222 Park Rd., Sea Isle City, NJ 08243. Online donations may be made at https://givebutter.com/PolarBearRunWalk2021.

A Celebration of Life will be held in April at Spinner’s Pizza in Sea Isle City, NJ. Please check back on JB’s memorial page for further details in regards to the exact day/time.

Houck & Gofus Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Inc., 955 N. Charlotte St., Pottstown, PA 19464, will be handling the arrangements. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.houckgofusfuneralhome.com.