Sylvia W. Blakey

May 31, 1940November 2, 2012

Mrs. Sylvia Ellen Walker Blakey was born in Orange County Virginia on May 31, 1940. She departed this life for eternal rest on November 2, 2012.

Sylvia was the first born of nine children to the late Robert Cecil Vaughan and Zebudah Johnson Vaughan was raised in Orange with her siblings and remained there until early adulthood. During her childhood she attended public schools and was a member of Little Zion Baptist Church. She was married to Jimmie Lee Walker for a number of years and then to Samuel Ray Blakey. She was the mother of two sons, James Lee and Charles Allen Walker; and one daughter, Phyllis Ann Johnson. She lived and worked in the DC metropolitan area most of her adult life. She returned to live in Orange County Virginia for a number of years until her health began to diminish; she was moved to Maryland and became a resident in the Cherry Lane Nursing Center, Laurel Maryland.

Though the presence of one so dear is no longer with us; her memory will live on in the hearts of all those who loved and knew her.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents; husbands; one son: Charles Allen Walker; one brother: Cecil Bobby Vaughan, two sisters: Phoebie Vaughan Beasley, Bernice Vaughan White; and one brother-in-law: James Jones. Those left to cherish Sylvia’s fond and precious memories are, her two children: James Lee Walker of Orange, VA and Phyllis Johnson of White Plains, NY; two grandchildren: James Jr. and Jamie Annette Walker ; one god-granddaughter: April Cooper, mother of Jamie and April: Laura Washington of Orange, VA; two brothers: Howard Vaughan of Upper Marlboro, MD and Harold Vaughan of Lanham, MD; three sisters: Patricia Burke of Elkridge, MD, Doris Fitzgerald of Jessup, MD and Priscilla (Jean) Jones of Washington, DC; four sisters-in-law: Barbara, Harriett, Catherine and Jacqui Vaughan; four brothers-in-law: Otto Beasley, Daniel Burke, Byrd Fitzgerald, and Gerald White; devoted cousin: Authella Gross, a host of nieces, nephews, and other loving relatives and friends, all of whom will miss her dearly.


  • Family Gathering Saturday, November 10, 2012
  • Memorial Service Saturday, November 10, 2012

Sylvia W. Blakey

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November 9, 2012

Ms. Burke, our prayers and sympathies are with you. A sibling's transition to eternal rest creates a void that words cannot fill. Look to God for comfort and strength, He will carry you through. God Bless, George & Louise Hardy

November 6, 2012

RIP Aunt Sylvia. You will be greatly
missed. Love BJ

Phyllis Johnson

November 6, 2012

To my mother Sylvia, RIP u will be missed. Thank u for coming into my life and letting know my family. U completed all my emptiness inside . I will love u and miss u your daughter Phyllis Ann Johnson.

November 5, 2012

RIP Aunt Sylvia. You will really be missed. BJ, Regina, Shauni, Jonathan and Kayla

Mary Beckett

November 5, 2012

To Ms. Doris and Family: Heartfelt sympathy, love, and prayers on the loss of your loved one. Even though it may be raining in your lives right now, the sun will shine again for earth has no sorrow that Heaven cannot heal.
Mary Beckett and Family (co-worker of Ms. Doris), DC

Danielle Gray

November 5, 2012

Aunt Sylvia, we wish you peace as you travel through your journey to rest in the arms of our Father. The Gray Family; Danielle, Larry, Larry Jr., Taja, and Daniel.

The White Family

November 5, 2012

RIP,Sister and Aunt, you will be always in our memories, Love, Gerald, Gerald Jr, Jalisa, Janee

Danyette Young

November 5, 2012

RIP Aunt will always live on in our hearts.
Love, The Young Family
Danyette, Lucas, Matthew, Kailey and baby to be