Sybil Allen Anderson

April 14, 1922June 5, 2010

Sybil Allen Anderson, 88, died peacefully in her sleep on Saturday, June 5, 2010. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Sybil was born on April 14, 1922 in Peachland, NC. She was the fourth of five children born to Young Hawkins Allen and Mattie Perry Allen. She lived in Peachland until her graduation from Peachland High School in 1939, after which she attended Appalachian State Teacher’s College. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in 1943, after which she taught elementary school in Roanoke Rapids, NC and then Burlington, NC. While in Burlington she met Bob Anderson, who she married in 1948. They moved to Raleigh in 1952, and later moved to MacGregor Downs in Cary in 1971. Sybil loved children and teaching, and she taught elementary school for 30 years before retiring in 1980. She was a longtime member of West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, which she loved dearly. After Sybil retired from teaching she enjoyed golfing, reading, gardening, quilting, traveling, her friends, and most of all, her family. Sybil and Bob also enjoyed spending time at their beach houses at Holden Beach.

Throughout their almost 60 years of loving and devoted marriage, Sybil and Bob had 5 children, 6 grandchildren, and 3 great-grandchildren, all of whom brought them tremendous pride. Sybil was cherished by her entire family, who will always remember her laughter, her stories, her beauty, and her complete and never-ending love. All who were lucky enough to know Sybil saw how to live with strength, faith, compassion, humor, joy, dignity, and love.

Surviving are her daughter, Susan Anderson Hyman, and her husband, Gary; sons, John Robert Anderson, Jr. and his wife, Cindy, and Michael Edward Anderson; grandchildren, Dr. Steven Robert Anderson and wife Erin, Justin Howard Anderson, Michael Allen Hyman, Casey Caroline Hyman, Joseph Michael Anderson, and Jacob Allen Anderson; and great-grandchildren, Anna Grace Anderson, Lilly Elizabeth Anderson, and Claire Elizabeth Anderson.

She was predeceased by her husband, Bob Anderson, and her sons, Steven Allen Anderson and David Ballentine Anderson.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church. Burial will follow at Raleigh Memorial Park.

The family will receive friends from 7-9 pm, Tuesday, June 8 at Brown-Wynne Funeral Home, 200 SE Maynard Rd, Cary. NC.

In lieu of flowers the family requests that memorial contributions be made to West Raleigh Presbyterian Church, 27 Horne Street, Raleigh, NC 27607.



  • Funeral Service Wednesday, June 9, 2010
  • Visitation Tuesday, June 8, 2010


  • Interment

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June 10, 2010

Our hearts go out to the Anderson family. Bob and Sybil were our Holden Beach neighbors for more than 30 years and we will miss them as their family will. We will always remember Sybil's spirit. She loved life and brought love and joy to her family and friends.

Eddie & Carolyn Sweatt
Holden Beach, NC

Scottie Overby

June 9, 2010

It was truly a blessing having met Sybil and the family. Sybil always had a kind word to share with everyone in her presence. She knew exactly what to say to brighten a day. To the family, keep being you-the very best and just know that Sybil is in a better place soaring in the clouds. PEACE & BLESSINGS!

June 8, 2010

My condolences to the Anderson family and thanksgiving for Sybil's participation at West Raleigh Presbyterian Church where the gift of handbells enhanced the music greatly.

Sally MacLeod Owens
Son Terry Wayne Owens
Raleigh, NC

Steve Godbold

June 7, 2010

Mrs. Anderson was my teacher. Her children were my friends when growing up and I so enjoyed being around them. What a fun family she had. Always a smile on her face.

Terry Hackney

June 7, 2010

My deepest sympathy to all of the Anderson family upon learning of Sybil's death. My thoughts and prayers will be with you in this most difficult time in your lives. Terry Hackney

June 7, 2010

I just looked thru the photo gallery and enjoyed all the pictures of Sybil and her family. So many wonderful memories to cherish. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

B.J. Edwards

Diane Boone

June 7, 2010

My thoughts and prayers are with you.