April 15, 1919 ~ March 11, 2009
Sylvia Elizabeth Levy was born on April 15, 1919, to Victoria and Joshua James in the city of Colon, Republic of Panama. Sylvia had one younger brother, Robert James (Deceased), with whom she had a very loving and close relationship. She lived in La Boca, Canal Zone where she completed her schooling in the eighth grade which was equivalent of today's high school education. Although classroom education stopped, her education never ended. She was a very avid reader and participated actively in debates on current events and politics.
Sylvia met Stanford Levy through mutual friends, fell in love and married on June 17, 1939. Sylvia and "Levy" as he was affectionately called had five children: Audrey, Stanford, Elena, Roberta (Deceased) and Delight. Sylvia was a homemaker for most of her married life, but after her children left home; she was not idle. She became very active in social clubs which included fundraisers, many outings and social events. She also loved to dance and was a member of the Silver Stars Quadrille group. Sylvia was very artistic; she loved crocheting, sewing and creating gifts for family and friends. She was always very interested in how and what her family was doing. When she was able it was not unusual for her to prepare one of our favorite dishes and invite us over just to make us feel special.
Although in her later years her health was failing, her faith in God remained strong and unwavering. She was always a loving and caring mother. We will always hold in our hearts her beautiful smile, bubbly laughter and her stories. We will miss her.
She is survived by four children, Audrey Ford, Stanford Levy, Elena Morrell and Delight Bowman. Sons in law Raymond Morrell and Kenneth Bowman and Daughter in law Elena Levy, one niece Leatha Sprauve, twelve grand-children, sixteen great grandchildren, one great great grand-daughter and a host of relatives and friends.
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