Sylvia Phillips

June 21, 1941January 5, 2019

Sylvia Phillips, age 77, of Orlando, Florida, formerly of Ocala, Florida, passed away on Saturday January 5, 2019. Sylvia was born June 21, 1941 in Portland, Jamaica.

She is survived by her husband, Donald K. Phillips; daughter, Vivianne Phillips; brothers and sisters, Ren Smith, Enid Stewart, Evelyn Graffi, Ruthlin Smith and Amy Smith; granddaughter, Caroline Williams and husband, Ken Davidson. She is also survived by her three grandchildren, Kayla, Khari, and Kiana.

Visitation will be from 11AM until 12 Noon, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Forest Lawn Funeral Home, 5740 South Pine Avenue, Ocala, Florida 23380, with Funeral Services starting at 12 Noon. Mausoleum interment will follow at the conclusion of the Funeral Service on Sunday at Forest Lawn Memory Gardens.

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  • Visitation Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • Funeral Service Sunday, January 20, 2019
  • Committal Service Sunday, January 20, 2019

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Becky Borgstrom

January 13, 2019

Sylvia was a true blessing to our entire family for the past several years as she cared five overnights a week for my 91 year old elderly mom who has advanced dementia. We are so thankful the Lord led her to us for this season of life with my mom, because we needed her so desperately. Night after night, Sylvia would take my mom back and forth from bathroom to bed, then rubbing her scoliosis-ridden back until she went back to sleep again. Sylvia was also a good friend to my 90 year old dad who trusted Sylvia to care for his wife while he slept at night. Sylvia sang hymns with both of my parents in the mornings before she left for the day. 1Cor 13:4-7. "Love is patient and kind; it does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.