Molly Hewa Sers, 42, was joyously welcomed into Heaven in Jesus’ loving embrace following a long and courageous battle with Pancreatic cancer.
Molly exhibited grace throughout her earthly life, and leaves behind many loved ones and friends whose lives she touched, who will miss her dearly.
Molly was born November 23, 1970, in Arlington Heights, IL, but grew up in Kingsport (Indian Springs). She attended Sullivan Central High School and an academic scholarship took her to Maryville College, where she played soccer. Her teammates included some of her best friends, who all rallied around her during her illness. After graduation from MC, Molly continued her education at the University of Tennessee, earning an MBA and finding the love of her life, Matthew Sers.
Upon graduation, Molly began a successful career with Pepsico/Frito-Lay. Her tenure at Pepsico/Frito-Lay included assignment in several locations, eventually leading to Frito-Lay headquarters in Plano TX. Typical of Molly, she made many friends of colleagues along the way.
While in Texas, Molly and Matthew welcomed two beautiful additions to their family, daughter, Scarlett Olympia, and son, OHara (Harry) Hamilton, who are an inspiration and joy.
Molly was a member of Stonebriar Community Church, where Pastor Chuck Swindoll and his staff were a divine support to her. We are reminded by Pastor Swindoll that “We are all faced with a series of great opportunities brilliantly disguised as impossible situations,” and in this regard, Molly took on her health challenge with an immeasurable amount of grace, demonstrating Jesus’ love to all who witnessed her struggle.
Molly is survived by her husband Matthew and children, Scarlett and Harry.
In addition to her family, Molly leaves behind others to await a heavenly reunion, including parents, John and Lois Hewa, and maternal grandmother, Elvira Mustock, of Kingsport, TN; siblings and spouses; Bill and Lynn Hewa, Johnson City, TN, Marybeth and John Witherell, Charlottesville VA, and John (Jr.) and Laura Hewa, Austin TX; nieces and nephews, Joseph, Carleigh and Hunter Hewa, Mason Witherell and Lauren, Jonna and Ellie Hewa.
Molly was preceded in death by her aunt, Suellen Mustock; maternal grandfather, William Mustock; and paternal grandparents, Joseph and Gertrude Hewa.
A long list of best friends are graciously thanked for all their support during Molly’s life, including the Maryville Scots soccer team, many friends at Pepsico/Frito-Lay, dedicated friends from all over East Tennessee and relatives and friends around the world.
A Memorial Service will be held at Stonebriar Community Church on a date not yet determined.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to: “The Molly Hewa Sers Fund,” Attn: Darla Kaufman, Maryville College, 502 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville TN 37804-5709.
Condolences may be mailed to: Matthew Sers Family, 4573 Warwick Lane, Frisco TX 75034; or Online to: Sers Family ? firstname.lastname@example.org.