Lucille Parker Sylvia

Lucille Parker Sylvia

Suffolk, VA
01.26.1926 - 04.23.2017

Lucille Parker Sylvia, 91, died April 23, 2017 at home holding her children’s hands. A native of Aulander, NC, she was the daughter of the late Scarborough and Ruby Bazemore Parker. Mrs. Sylvia was a member of Westminster Reformed Presbyterian Church. She was predeceased by her husband, David E. Sylvia; sister, Edna Earl Whitaker; and brother, Roy Parker.

Survivors include son, David P. Sylvia (Earleen) of Suffolk; daughter, Dona S. Hindlin (Andy) of Suffolk; sister, Evelyn P. Byrd, of Ahoskie; grandchildren, Danny Sylvia (Erin) of Suffolk, Ben Sylvia (Angie) of Portsmouth, Jacob Hindlin (Jaime) of Los Angeles, and Meryl Hunt (Andrew) of Virginia Beach; great grandchildren, Ethan Sylvia, Abby Sylvia, Ashley Sylvia, Parker Sylvia, Oliver Sylvia, Libi Hunt, and Kate Hindlin; cousins, Dana Hale, E.B. Hale, Fred Parker, and Betty Francis Barber; and her constant companion, Abigail Rose.

A Celebration of Life will be conducted at R. W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home and Crematory, 509 W. Washington St., Suffolk, on April 26, 2017 at 2:00 PM by the Rev. Don Miller, burial will follow in Cedar Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be at the funeral home on April 25, 2017 from 6:30 to 8 PM and other times at the son’s home.

Many thanks to family and friends for endless expressions of love and support. She loved “all ya’ll”.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the church’s Deacons Fund, 3488 Godwin Blvd., Suffolk, VA 23434 or charity of your choice. Condolences may be registered at

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R.W. Baker & Co.
509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
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509 W. Washington St.
Suffolk, VA 23434
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My condolences to you Donna and mr. Sylvia Memaw will be missed I know she's in heaven with Miss Byrum and they're having a ball lol she's free! I love you! My prayers are with you and for you!


My dear Dona, David, and family, my heart breaks to know precious Lucille is no longer with us, but I rejoice in knowing she is with our Lord. I pray for your peace and comfort at this time. Losing a Mother and Grandmother is hard. We spoke at length on March 4th. She would hang up and tell me to call back again in 10 minutes. After our call, she emailed me pictures of her treasured family. She told me she was ready to go to heaven and discussed how she thought heaven would be. She was a Proverbs 31 woman. She was an example and a light to all who knew her. You were blessed to have her as your own. May God be with you during the coming days. Love to you all.

Sherry Byrd

Dear family, may God the Father of tender mercies (Psalm 83:18) surround and comfort all of you during this difficult time and may you find comfort in the promise of a resurrection in Acts 24:15.


My condolences to your family may the God of comfort give your family peace at this time Revelation 21:4 JW.ORG

Tonya King

Please accept our condolences on the lost of your Mother.
You are in our thoughts and prayers.


I am sending my deepest sympathy for the passing of Lucille. I have known her since I was a preschooler as she was one of my mother's best friends. My siblings and I grew up with David and Donna. The Sylvia's were our extended family. Lucille provided joy, love, and happiness to all who were in her company. I am grateful that she was a part of my life and part of my family's life for 60 years or more.

Lucille will be deeply missed. May she rest in peace.


Carole Pearce

Miss. Lucille and Mr. David lived behind us in Riverview. Our family adored them! Miss Lucille will forever be remembered for being quick to forgive when the children were being mischievous, always kind and welcoming, and made the best chocolate chess pie EVER! (I enjoyed many lunches with her and still have her recipe). I know she is happy in the presence of her Lord and Savior. She will be dearly missed by all - the most by her family that she loved so dearly. With Heartfelt Sympathy - Susan Babiy Lawrence

Susan Babiy Lawrence

Dear Folks, I am so sorry about your Mother. I hadn't seen her in years, but I always remember when we were neighbors out on the lake. Would love to see everybody one of these days, but until that time, please remember you are all in my prayers.

Deidre (Dee) Harrell (Mitchell)

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