Sybil L. Van Zandt

October 13, 1931November 1, 2018

Sybil Van Zandt, 87, of Buffalo Gap passed away on Thursday November 1, 2018. Graveside services will be held at 3pm on Sunday November 4, 2018 at Buffalo Gap Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation from 2 to 3pm, prior to the service. Grandsons will be acting as pallbearers. Sybil was born on October 13, 1931 in Denton Valley to Elmer and Minnie Cox. She married Billy Steve Van Zandt on June 9, 1950. She worked for Hendrick Home for children from 1981 to 1997. She was also a foster parent and worked in home childcare. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; son, Les Van Zandt; and granddaughter, Misty Van Zandt. Survivors include her daughters, Ginger Ferguson and husband Leigh of Buffalo Gap and Elizabeth Van Zandt of Buffalo Gap; sons, Tim Van Zandt and wife Becky of Eula and Kenny Van Zandt of Abilene; 13 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; and brother, Bill Cox and wife Dorothy of Abilene. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to Hendrick Home for Children or Hendrick Hospice. You may view and sign the guestbook at


  • Visitation Sunday, November 4, 2018
  • Graveside Sunday, November 4, 2018

Sybil L. Van Zandt

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Terry Hatchett Massey

November 5, 2018

My parents were Ralph and Helena Hatchett. They were friends with Bill and Sybil. We spent a lot of time at their house. She took care of us often. Sybil was such a sweet sweet lady. She was always so loving and caring. You knew that she loved you. I can still hear her laugh. The picture is exactly how I remember her. Prayers for the family.
My brothers and sister are Tommy, Nancy, and Doug Hatchett and Johnny Brazell.

Shelly Decker

November 3, 2018

Nanny was such a strong caring lady. She always put everyone else before herself. Her love and gift of service was seen by those she took into her home with foster care, the countless people she feed while at Hendrick Home, and her family and friends. Even right up until the end she was still giving orders to make sure her 4 remaining children were going to be taken care of and watched over. We will always love you Nanny.

Terri Harkey

November 2, 2018

Sybil was a wonderful caring person. She and Grandma Jane were very close. Thoughts and prayers to all the family.

Carey Murray

November 2, 2018

Aunt Sybil was absolutely an angel on earth. I loved her my entire life and always felt so loved by her. She had the best, quiet sense of humor and always seemed to have a wisdom that stood head and shoulders above anyone in the room. Rest with Jesus Aunt Sybil, and give MawMaw Cox the biggest hug from me.

Becky Van Zandt

November 1, 2018

Sybil, my mother n law was the sweetest person. She was always so caring and thoughtful. Being a family member for many years she taught me so much in life, helping with the boys, and Tim. Lol. She was ready to go and someday we’ll be together.

Lillie Osborne

November 1, 2018

When our grandparents lived in San Saba we would all gather there for holidays. We never knew how many kids Sybil would have! This was when they were foster parents. I credit her with putting the idea of children's home work into my mind. (My husband and I worked in 2 homes.) She loved kids!