OBITUARY

Sylvia Brantley Williams

February 8, 1934June 10, 2019

Sylvia Williams, 85, died peacefully on June 10, 2019. She was born on February 8th, 1934 in Franklin County, North Carolina as one of eight children to Hester Hilliard Brantley and Nora Alice Brantley.

She was predeceased by her parents, two sisters, and husband of 62 years, Fred Williams.

Sylvia is survived by her daughter Wendy, and husband, Jeff Nyce, grandsons Jay and wife, Kayla, and Jonathan and wife, Rachel. She is also survived by her three sisters and two brothers.

Sylvia was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother. She enjoyed telling the story of how her and her late husband, Fred eloped just because they could. She loved the Lord, her family, flowers, playing golf, music, and flashy clothes. When she wasn’t spending time in her garden or playing a round of golf with her husband, Fred, she was immersed in music. She loved to sing and play the piano. In her later years, she enjoyed singing at Lorraine’s Coffee House in Garner, NC alongside a dear friend, Phil Franklin. She also was a member of Calvary Baptist Church of Raleigh where she previously sang in the choir.

A funeral service will be held at the Raleigh Memorial Park Mausoleum at 7501 Glenwood Ave., Raleigh on Friday June 14th at 2 o’clock P.M. In lieu of flowers, Sylvia asked for donations to be made to Hillsdale College.

Services

  • Funeral Service Friday, June 14, 2019

Memories

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Shirley Parrish

June 13, 2019

Wendy,
I was so s sorry to read about your Mothers passing, I have thought about her often and it's been a while since I spoke with her. You probably don't remember me she & I worked together with GSA at Research Triangle Park. She was a lovely lady and I always enjoyed her. I met you also , as well as your father. I know you will miss her dearly. Praying God will comfort you during this difficult time.

Denice Young

June 13, 2019

My deepest sympathies go out to all of the family. Mom (Clida Young) and Sylvia kept in touch for as long as they could. They both loved music so much. Mom passed away on April 13, 2019. May you find comfort in knowing they are both resting peacefully in Heaven.

Denice Young

Angie Brantley

June 12, 2019

Words cannot express the sadness I feel at the loss of my "big" sister and friend. The wonderful memories of Sylvia and our brothers and sisters, "The Brantley Family", I will cherish forever. All of the parties, celebrations and the many dinners we shared with Fred and Sylvia on their back porch enjoying the lake view and the gorgeous flowers and ferns she grew. We were all the happiest when we were together talking, laughing, singing and dancing. She cared for me as a baby as if I were her own . Sylvia took me to church and she taught me so many things. I tried to help and protect her until her death. Now I know she is safely home in Heaven. I will always love Sylvia.

Angie (sister)

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