Sylvia Ann Peacock

November 20, 1929March 16, 2018

Sylvia Ann Peacock, age 88, of Rochester Hills, passed away March 16, 2018.

Loving mother of Vickie (Bill) Weinert, Cynthia (Darrell Losey) Peacock, Scott (Karen Ouellette) Peacock; dear grandmother of Michael (Shannon) Robertson, Matthew (Megan) Robertson, and Lacey Peacock; great-grandmother of Miles, Maxwell, and Michelle Robertson; and sister to Paula Sue Chidester, Ada Alice Clise, Noble “Sonny” Chidester, and Raymond “Bud” Chidester. Sylvia was predeceased by her husband Wallace.

Sylvia was born the daughter of Emory Earl and China Capitola Chidester in Newburg, West Virginia on November 20, 1929. She graduated from Newburg High School and worked 2 years for Michigan Bell as a telephone operator. She married Wallace Stanley Peacock in Royal Oak, Michigan on September 20th 1949. Sylvia and Wallace raised their family in Avon Township, now Rochester Hills.

Sylvia was active in her children’s school activities and at church as her family grew. She was a member of First United Methodist Church of Troy, Michigan where she served bereavement dinners, helped serve the homeless and was involved with Christmas plays. She loved making ceramics and gave them away to everyone.

A memorial service and luncheon will be held for Sylvia’s on April 21st, 11am at First United Methodist Church of Troy Michigan. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to


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Sylvia Ann Peacock

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David and Brenda Jackson

March 23, 2018

Dear Peacock family,
We are very sorry to hear the news of the loss of your Mom. We also really miss your Dad. Wally and Sylvia were really good neighbors who kept a close watch out their front window for our family, especially our boys as they were growing up. Often time we would say to each other, "Wonder what Wally and Sylvia are thinking about that", like the time a full-size school bus showed up in front of their house, one snowy winter night. One of our boys had purchased an old school bus off Ebay to use for camping. They always supported our boys for fund raisers and would keep a look out in the paper for their names. Over the years we had a few visits, whether chatting at the curb, or dropping in to pick up some cookies Sylvia had baked for us. It was always interesting to listen to their history that they would share with us. As they would go through the history and updates of all their children and grandchildren, we sensed that they had a large measure of love, thankfulness and satisfaction for all of you. We know that Sylvia was bluntly frank at times, likely from here upbringing during hard times in West Virginia, but underneath, she had a warm, loving and caring heart for her family and everyone she had to do with. It feels like there is a big hole across the street, the neighborhood has changed, and all of us are going to really miss your Mom. With our deepest sympathy, Dave and Brenda Jackson