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Kay Dorothy Tessein, 78, member of King of Glory Lutheran Church

SUNSET BEACH — Kay Dorothy Tessein, 78, passed away Thursday, Jan. 4, 2018.

Kay was born July 5, 1939, in Trenton, N.J., she was a daughter of George Saunders and Helen Clancy Saunders. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Saunders.

Kay was employed by the State of New Jersey before moving to Sunset Beach in 2001. She was a member of King of Glory Lutheran Church in Myrtle Beach.

Left to cherish her memory are her loving husband of 55 years, Paul Tessein; sons, Scott, and his wife, Diana, of Whispering Pines, N.C., and Sean Tessein of Supply, N.C.; daughter, Paula Tessein and Laurent Chaussepied of Bordentown, N.J.; sister, Patricia Eyeington of Concord; and cherished granddaughters, Samantha and Sophia.

A service honoring her life will be conducted at noon, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, at Brunswick Funeral Service, Shallotte. The family will receive friends at the funeral home at 10 a.m. prior to the service.

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