Atlanta attorney Michael Lesesne Sellers, 68, died April 24, in Houston, Texas after a sudden recurrence of leukemia. Michael was born November 4, 1941 in Blackstone, Virginia to Redmond and Audrey (Johnson) Sellers. He attended Greenville High School in Greenville, SC and graduated from East Mecklenberg High School in Charlotte, NC. After graduating from Lenoir Rhyne College with a B.S. in Biology in 1964, he entered Emory Law School and earned a J.D. in 1967. Michael went on to practice and become a partner with the Atlanta real estate law firm Ware, Sterne & Griffen, P.C. until 1975. He subsequently founded the firm Sellers, Lane, Wilson & Atkinson, P.C. In 1977, he developed the first computerized real estate closing system, Programmed Closing Systems, Inc., which revolutionized the process for closing real estate transactions and is still used by many firms today. Michael sold the rights to PCSI in 1982 and returned full time to practicing real estate law with his firm Sellers, Atkinson, & Pallotta, P.C., which became one of the most well-respected practices in Atlanta. Michael was a leader and innovator in the field and served as a mentor to many other Atlanta real estate attorneys. When he was not practicing law, Michael enjoyed traveling, reading, caring for his pets, and, most of all, spending time with family and friends. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle, nephew and friend. Michael is survived by his wife, Penelope Sellers, daughters Susan O'Sullivan of Charleston, SC, Claire Sellers of New York, NY, Mary Michael Pontzer and husband, Luke, of Athens, GA, granddaughter Alexandra Pontzer, sister Patricia Featherston and husband, Dean, of Spencer, NC, nephew Michael Featherston of Chapel Hill, NC, aunts Willie Culp, Margaret Sellers, and uncle W.K. Sellers and wife, Anne, all of Charlotte, NC, as well as numerous cousins. Michael was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia in October of 2008. After undergoing chemotherapy and a successful stem cell transplant with stem cells from an anonymous donor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, TX, he returned to Atlanta where he lived cancer-free for thirteen months. During that time, he cherished every moment with his family, resumed practicing law and reconnected with old friends. He also spent a great deal of time with his first grandchild and was looking forward to the birth of his second grandchild, as well as his youngest daughter's college graduation. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his family. The Memorial service will be held Saturday, May 1, 2010 at 2:00 p.m. at Peachtree Road United Methodist Church, 3180 Peachtree Road, N.E., Atlanta, GA 30305. The family will receive friends at the church following the service. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to Harmony: Atlanta's International Youth Chorus, P.O. Box 19837, Atlanta, GA 30325, which his daughter, Claire, was a member of for several years.