Centerville, GA (Nov. 4, 2017) — Naomi Sego Reader, 86, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Friday, November 3, 2017. She was born in Enigma, Georgia to the late Jonathan Andrew and Nona Cook Easter. Naomi was preceded in death by her husband, Vernon D. Reader and her first husband, James Sego and a son, Ronnie Sego. She was a member of the Holiness Baptist Church in Enigma, Georgia.
The Sego Brothers started singing in 1946 and Naomi joined the group in 1959. The Sego Brothers and Naomi were the first Southern Gospel group ever to sell over a million records when they recorded “Sorry, I Never Knew You” in 1964. Naomi was inducted into the Southern Gospel Music Association (SGMA) Hall of Fame in 2001.
A Celebration of Naomi’s life will be held on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at Snow’s Memorial Chapel, 3077 Pio Nono Ave., Macon, GA 31206. Burial will be at Evergreen Cemetery with the Rev. Dennis Sego and the Rev. Billy Swain officiating. The family will greet friends on Monday, November 6, 2017 from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the funeral home.