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Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home

3321 Glynn Ave, Brunswick, GA

OBITUARY

Sylvia Evans Sweat

January 18, 1939September 5, 2019
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Sylvia Evans Sweat, 80 of Brunswick, Georgia entered Heavens Gates Thursday, September 5, 2019.

Sylvia was born January 18, 1939 in Fitzgerald, Georgia the daughter of the late Edd Alfred and Gladys Elizabeth Evans. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Frank Sweat and a niece Jennifer Evans. Sylvia graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1957 and attended Georgia State College and University of Georgia. Sylvia began her career in tourism with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Brunswick in 1964 she began her over 50 year career as a travel consultant working her way to eventually becoming the owner of Mary Miller Travel, expanding to include four other locations, as well as, an additional division, Travellog Tours. Sylvia had resided in Brunswick for fifty-five years and was a member of College Place United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Adult Choir and served as a director of the Children's choir and worked with the Youth. She was a past member of the Rotary Club, Small Business Women of America, Junior Women's Club, ASTA, CLIA and GSA.

Sylvia was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend. Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Sharon Sweat Bullard (Todd); her two granddaughters, Amanda Bullard, Rebecca Bullard and her finance Gregory Burchett; her two precious great grandchildren, Evan and Jennifer Bender all of Brunswick GA, a special family friend that she loved like a daughter, Denise (Woodard) Winn of Tybee Island, GA. One brother, Al Evans of Tucker, GA, sister-in-law Delores Evans of Lawrenceville, GA, and two nephews.

Sylvia loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the center of her world and the joy of her life. Sylvia's relaxing moments came from listening to music and playing her piano. Sylvia's passion in life was traveling; alone on business, or with her family. But also in assisting many of the Brunswick community create their family memories in their travels. Now she has taken her final journey to Heaven to be reunited with Jesus and her loved ones. She will be missed here by all who knew and loved her.

The family will receive friends between the hours of 5:00 - 7:00 pm Sunday, September 8, 2019 and the funeral service will be held at 2:00pm Monday, September 9, 2019 both at Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home. Reverend Mike Andrews officiating. The interment will follow the service in Brunswick Memorial Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be: Todd Bullard, Gregory Burchett, Jesse Festa-Cardamoned, John Dills, Joe Willie Sousa, and Donny Foster. Honorary Pallbearers will be employees of Georgia Hospice Care and Kindred At Home, and part-time personal caregiver, Lisa Cowman.

The family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you for memorial contributions made to Shriner's Hospitals for Children-Greenville, 950 W. Faris Rd Greenville SC 29605 or Georgia Hospice Care, 777 Gloucester St #303, Brunswick, GA 31520.

Arrangements are entrusted into the care of Edo Miller and Sons Funeral Home www.edomillerandsons.com

  • FAMILY

  • Left to cherish her memories are her daughter, Sharon Sweat Bullard (Todd); her two granddaughters, Amanda Bullard, Rebecca Bullard and her finance Gregory Burchett; her two precious great grandchildren, Evan and Jennifer Bender all of Brunswick GA, a special family friend that she loved like a daughter, Denise (Woodard) Winn of Tybee Island, GA. One brother, Al Evans of Tucker, GA, sister-in-law Delores Evans of Lawrenceville, GA, and two nephews.
    Sylvia was born January 18, 1939 in Fitzgerald, Georgia the daughter of the late Edd Alfred and Gladys Elizabeth Evans. She was also preceded in death by her husband of 52 years, Frank Sweat and a niece Jennifer Evans.
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Todd Bullard, Active
  • Gregory Burchett, Active
  • Jesse Festa-Cardamone, Active
  • John Dills, Active
  • Joe Willie Sousa, Active
  • Donny Foster, Active
  • Employees of Georgia Hospice Care, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Employees of Kindred At Home, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Caregiver Lisa Cowman, Honorary Pallbearer
  • DONATIONS

  • Shriner's Hospitals for Children-Greenville
  • Georgia Hospice Care

Services

  • Visitation Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • Funeral Service Monday, September 9, 2019

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Biography

Sylvia was born January 18, 1939 in Fitzgerald, Georgia the daughter of Edd Alfred and Gladys Elizabeth Evans. She was a loving wife of 52 years to Frank Sweat. Sylvia graduated from Fitzgerald High School in 1957 and attended Georgia State College and University of Georgia. Sylvia began her career in tourism with Delta Airlines in Atlanta, Georgia. After moving to Brunswick in 1964 she began her over 50 year career as a travel consultant working her way to eventually becoming the owner of Mary Miller Travel, expanding to include four other locations, as well as, an additional division, Travellog Tours. Sylvia had resided in Brunswick for fifty-five years and was a member of College Place United Methodist Church. She was a member of the Adult Choir and served as a director of the Children's choir and worked with the Youth. She was a past member of the Rotary Club, Small Business Women of America, Junior Women's Club, ASTA, CLIA and GSA.

Sylvia loved to spend time with her family and friends. Her grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the center of her world and the joy of her life. Sylvia's relaxing moments came from listening to music and playing her piano. Sylvia's passion in life was traveling; alone on business, or with her family. But also in assisting many of the Brunswick community create their family memories in their travels. Now she has taken her final journey to Heaven to be reunited with Jesus and her loved ones. She will be missed here by all who knew and loved her.