Sylvia was born December 6, 1946 to the late parents of Ruthie and Albert Lee Comer. Sylvia went home to be with the Lord on Friday, August 24, 2018. During her childhood she was a member of the St. Paul AME Church, Ozark, Alabama.
She graduated in 1965 from D.A. Smith high school in Ozark, Alabama. She then relocated to Hackensack, New Jersey where she married Frank White in November 1991, here they both attended Mount Zion Baptist church.
When her children were growing up, she was known in the neighborhood to play kickball and get all the children involved in making home- made ice cream. Sylvia loved attending and participating in her children’s activities.
All the teachers at school looked forward to tasting her special treats for the bake sales.
Sylvia worked as a telecommunications engineer for Quest Diagnostics in Teterboro, N.J, where she retired after 33 years. Most people didn’t know that she had a beautiful voice and loved to sing gospel songs.
She also enjoyed getting her family together, cooking large meals for family and friends and baking exciting new treats. She was the “favorite “aunt to some. Sylvia had a loud infectious laugh.
If you didn’t find something funny at the time, you would after hearing her laugh. When meeting her, you couldn’t help but notice her “million dollar” smile. She had a smile that would brighten any room.
She will forever live in our hearts.
Sylvia is survived by her husband Frank White and two children: Sandra Brinson (Attichous Brinson) and John Williams.
Sisters: Dorothy Alls (Robert Alls) and Catherine Hinton (Lonnie “PeeWee” Hinton)
Granchildren: Xavier Brinson and Elijah Brinson
Nieces and nephews: Dorothy Blain (Charles Blain), Michael Comer, Stanley Comer, Robert Alls, Valerie Cook, Philip Cook.
Great nieces and nephews: Charles “Jervone” Blain, Raisean Blain, Nazir Alls, John Butcher, Keisha Butcher, and a host of other family and friends.
A celebration of Sylvia’s life will be held at 2:00 P.M. Thursday, August 30, 2018 in the Earl Bankston Memorial Chapel of Fuqua-Bankston Funeral Home with Dr. Fred Flowers officiating.
So sorry for your loss. Sylvia will truly be missed.
Lavinia DamonYoungsville, NC
Please accepted our condolences over your loss. Though this is a sad moment for those who knew Sylvia there is a promise that we will see her again in the resurrection. Christ Jesus said "Do not be amazed at this, for the hour is coming in which all those in the memorial tomb (grave) will hear his voice and come out." Just imagine the joy when family and friend are united again living life free from sickness, pain and death in paradise on earth. ( Psalm 37:9-11; Isaiah 65:17-25; Revelation 21:3,4).
To the famity of Silva White... Let God be your peace. Know that that she loved each and everyone of you in her own way. Remember the good times keeping her memory alive. Sending you our love and hugs. Lois, Andrew Jackson and the girls.
Deloris R JACKSONEnglewood, NJ
I am sorry to hear of your loss. In your spare time please read and meditate on these scriptures found at Job 14:14,15, John 5:28,29, and Revelation 21:4. Hopefully these scriptures will provide some comfort for the family and friends. Also, for some comforting articles please visit jw.org.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds” (Psalm 147:3).
Lean on God and allow Him to continue the process of healing your broken heart. It is not an easy process but I assure you God will take good care of you every step of the way.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand”
God promises to be with you and get you through this time of intense loneliness of not being able to reach out and touch, see and feel your sweet Silvia but you can aways go to the Life Saving Bank Of SYLVIA where you all made many deposits of laughs and fun times, sad times and happy times down through the years of her life.
May God’s blessings be over you and your family.
Cling to the Lord and He will comfort you through the process of grieving and, in the future, will replace your sorrow with great, unending joy in knowing you will meet Sylvia again.
Love you forever
Rev. Belinda Howard
Rev. Belinda HowardCarlstadt, NJ
DR CONNIE CHANDLER AND STAFF
OZARK MEDICAL CLINICOZARK, AL
Dear Sandra, so sorry to learn of the passing of your mom. I will continue to pray for you and your family. May God bring you more strength today, tomorrow and in the days to come.
Adriann TaylorChapel Hill, NC
26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you. 27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
She has been given peace...no more pain, her soul is at rest and to you her loving family she has given you peace. Though she will be missed, you will always have her memories and her love in your hearts. So, now allow God to be your peace and comfort; to keep you as she soars high above you and just know her soul is at rest.
VALERIE BANKSMorrisville, NC
Sandra I am so sorry to hear of the passing of your dear Mother. I am thinking of and praying for you and your family during this time. May the God of all comfort give you peace that surpasses all understanding and mend your broken heart.
Ramona NelsonDurham, NC, NC
We are heartbroken about Sylvia’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers to her husband, her children and her sisters, Dorothy and Cat. Love to all of the family. RIP Sylvia.
Jimmie & Donna ComerFarmington Hills, MI
So very sorry to hear of the passing of my dear friend, Sylvia. Remember our growing up and always being in the same class in school. to the family I will keep you in my daily prayers. Just keep in mind she is home with the Lord where she will suffer no more pain. God will give you strength to see you through. God bless you all.
Marie DawkinsLANSDOWNE, PA