Sylvia Baysden Hall

August 16, 1943October 10, 2020

Sylvia Baysden Hall, 77, of Richlands, went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday, October 10, 2020 at Vidant Medical Center in Greenville.

She was the beloved wife of Bert Mattocks Hall. They shared 57 years of marriage together. She was a devoted wife and mother.

Born in Onslow County, she was the daughter of the late Royce N. Baysden and Martha Brown Baysden. In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her brothers, Dalton Baysden and Bradford Baysden; sister, Betty Jean Batchelor; nephew, David Baysden; father-in-law, Jack Hall; and mother-in-law, Kathleen Heath Hall.

Sylvia graduated from Richlands High School and Miller-Motte College in Wilmington where she earned a degree in business. After college graduation, she married her high school sweetheart, Bert, and lived in several towns in North Carolina before settling in Snow Hill. She was a faithful and active member of First Baptist Church in Snow Hill. While living in Snow Hill, she developed friendships that she cherished.

After 30 years, they returned to the Hall Family Farm in Richlands and joined First Christian Church. Sylvia enjoyed church activities, cooking, and reconnecting with childhood friends. However, her greatest passions were her family and serving the Lord.

Sylvia is survived by her husband, Bert Mattocks Hall; sons, Brian Mattocks Hall (Sonya) of Greenville and Mark Brendan Hall (Christie) of Winterville; daughter, Erin Hall Bruce (Robert) of Jacksonville; grandsons, Daniel Mattocks Hall, Carter Brendan Hall, and Parker Brian Hall; granddaughter, Savanna LeAnne Hall; brother-in-law, Marshall Batchelor; sister-in-law Melba Baysden; and nieces, Belinda B. Harris, LaNell B. Johnson, and Lisa B. Tisone.

The family would like to give a special thanks to Sylvia's caregivers, Doris Ann Turner and Willie Mae Davis.

The family will receive friends from 7:00 to 9:00 pm on Tuesday, October 13, 2020 at First Christian Church, 124 Trott Road, Richlands, NC. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, October 14, 2020 at the church, First Christian Church. She will be laid to rest at 3:00 pm at Onslow Memorial Park in Jacksonville. Social distancing measures will be in place and we ask that each attendee wear a mask to the services. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the United Cerebral Palsy of NC, Inc., 620 N. West Street, Raleigh, NC 27600 or First Christian Church Memorial Fund, 124 Trott Road, Richlands, NC 28574.


  • Visitation

    Tuesday, October 13, 2020

  • Funeral Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020

  • Graveside Service

    Wednesday, October 14, 2020


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Debbie Fields Murphy

October 15, 2020

Erin and family,
Sylvia was a wonderful mother, advocate and person❣️ My family and Patrick adored all of you ❣️ Hold tight to your wonderful memories!
Love y’all,
Debbie Fields Murphy and family

Dora Pasour

October 13, 2020

Sylvia & I worked together in the early 60’s, both right out of school. She married Bert & I married Henry & both families ended up in Snow Hill. Our paths crossed again when they would come to see Carter’s ballgames with our grandson Aaron. Sweet girl who loved her family.

Dora & Henry Pasour

Ramona Marchant

October 12, 2020

Bert, you will have to go way back to remember me. I worked parttime after school my senior year at Greene Central. I so enjoyed working with Annette and Kathy. You treated me as an equal and I will always remember numerous things you taught me.
Sylvia was always so sweet and encouraging when I first started @ FHA. I stayed with Sylvia and helped her when one of the boys was born. I have thought of you and your family often over the years.Prayers for comfort and peace for you and your family.

Margaret Jarman

October 12, 2020

Sylvia and I have been friends since age 4. Even though we each went our separate ways after high school, our love for each other continued until her death.

Peggy Greene

October 12, 2020

So sorry for your loss. Enjoyed having Sylvia and her family for neighbors. Prayers for the family.

Peggy & Jerry Greene

Kim hall

October 12, 2020


Raegan (Ham) Bunn

October 12, 2020

Dear Bert, Brian, Mark, and Erin,
I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Sylvia. She was the sweetest Christian lady. I remember her from First Baptist Church in Snow Hill, NC. She was actively involved in many church activities.
One memory I have of Sylvia is when she came to visit me after I had my son, Mitch. She brought a gift and we talked while playing with Mitch. Sylvia always cared for others. You all were blessed to have Sylvia in your lives. RIP my friend.

Martha Thompson

October 12, 2020

Dear Bert and family,
We are so sorry to hear of Sylvia’s passing. Please know that we will be covering you and your family with our love, thoughts, and prayers. The “Pruitt’s & Jones’s “ have many special memories of y’all as our neighbors in Oxford.
Love, Martha

Mary Ann Metts

October 12, 2020

Bert, Brian, Mark, Erin, and families, we love you all. We have you in our thoughts and prayers. We know you are proud and pleased with Sylvia, She was a fighter. She persevered many times. She is so much better off and is not struggling any more, We are here for you. Love from Roy, Mary Ann and. Krystal.

Misty Chase

October 12, 2020

Lots of love and prayers to a special family! Our families had so many memories as myself, Jamie, Brian, Mark and Erin were growing up!! All of you are remaining in thoughts and prayers!!!!


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