Sylvia F. CANTRELL
May 8, 1938 – November 8, 2020
Sylvia Felts Cantrell of Nashville, TN, died on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at age 82.
Sylvia was born in Robertson County, TN and was employed part-time by the Junior League of Nashville for 20 years. She loved it and believed in everything it stands for.
She was a member of Crievewood United Methodist Church where she was a primary teacher, Director of Vacation Bible School, Executive Board Member, Vice-Chair of the Pastor Parish Relations committee, and a Communion Steward for many years.
Sylvia was a volunteer for Second Harvest, and a member of Threads of Love, which created hand-made bereavement clothes for children at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital. She also knitted hats for children there who had cancer. She remembered the sick and needy by delivering special handmade soups and pies. She was an avid gardener, an enthusiastic exerciser, and loved to play bridge. Sylvia was always ready and willing to help her community become a better place in which to live.
She was much loved by her family, and she especially enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchild.
Sylvia is preceded in death by her husband of 60 years, James “Jim” Malcolm Cantrell. She is survived by two daughters, Julia Elizabeth Cantrell, and Mary Jennifer Lutgens (David); five grandchildren, Allison Anderson (Marty), Lauren Lutgens, Kieran Barrett, Andrew Lutgens, Sullivan Barrett, and one great-grandchild, James Anderson. Also survived by siblings, Dot Hitt, Shirley Felts, and Mike Felts.
In light of the current public health crisis, a private Celebration of Life will be held with the immediate family at a later date. Donations may be made to Crievewood United Methodist Church or the Junior League of Nashville. Condolences may be offered online www.brentwood-roesch-pattonfh.com
No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.
Sylvia F. CANTRELL
November 15, 2020
Sympathy to each of you. Sylvia was a beautiful lady in every way.
When you girls (and Leanne) were young, Ann Willams, Sylvia and I were together often sewing, sharing our thoughts over coffee and just having good fellowship and laughter. Great memories.
November 13, 2020
Sylvia was loved by so many Junior League of Nashville members over the years and especially by all of the past presidents who worked closely with her. I had that pleasure in 1984 and am thrilled that Sylvia attended our Sustainer luncheon last December when we could show her our love and admiration. It was truly a happy time together. I've shared the sad news of her death with all 40 past presidents and am receiving such loving comments about her. I'd like to send these along to her family. The funeral home will have my email address so that we can touch base. Sylvia touched our lives in gentle and lasting ways and I hope these comments will be a comfort during this difficult time. Thank you for including in her obituary that "she loved it (the Junior League)and believed in everything it stands for." And thank you for asking that memorial gifts be made to the Junior League so that Sylvia's love for others will continue. We all send you our deepest sympathy and share your loss.
Junior League of Nashville
November 13, 2020
We were classmates and graduated together. We have many good memories of Sylvia of then and after school days. She attended class reunions and we always chatted every year that we met. I talked with her not long before her illness. We will always remember her sweet smile and will surely miss seeing her when we meet again. Our deepest sympathy goes out to family and will be praying for you during this time of your loss. Love, Patsy and James Scott