May 9, 1938 - April 9, 2021
The memorial service for Sylvia Faye Russell Wilson of Tyler will be held on Friday, April 16th, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Pollard United Methodist Church with Rev. Stephen Rhoads and Rev. Richard Luna officiating. Mrs. Wilson was called home Friday, April 9th, 2021 surrounded by her family at Hospice of East Texas in Tyler. Born May 9, 1938, in Tyler, to Alvin Lowell Russell and Leita Faye Cook, she worked, lived, loved, and laughed as boldly as any person could hope to. Sylvia was a charter member of Glenwood United Methodist Church, a member of Pollard United Methodist Church, a proud representative of the Tyler High class of 1956, and a worthy adversary in her monthly Bunko group. She was a legal secretary at Ramey Flock Law Firm for over 20 years and then held the position of Executive Secretary and later, Coordinator of the Wildlife Museum and Country Store with Brookshire Grocery Company until her retirement. She was passionate about the arts and raised a family of musicians, singers, actors, and dancers - she was especially passionate about dance being a former ballerina, tap dancer, and drill team officer. She enjoyed gardening, decorating her home - especially for a holiday, spending time with her grandchildren and cooking meals to spoil her family. Sylvia was preceded in death by her mother, father, mother-in-law, Donnie Mae Wilson and brother-in-law, Chuck Mills. She leaves behind a vast and loving legacy that includes her devoted husband of 60 years, Larry Wilson; son, Paul Wilson and wife, Lisa; daughter, Julie Pharr; four grandchildren, Allison McGee and husband, London; Molly Wilson; Jake Wilson and wife, Caitlyn; Sarah McCuan and husband, Tyler; great-granddaughter, Adalynn; precious sisters, Anita Mills, Judy Chandler and husband, Sam; “Son-in-law For Life”, Roger Pharr; beloved cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a rag-tag band of “adopted” kids, grandkids, and pets. If desired, memorials may be made to Pollard United Methodist Church, 3030 New Copeland Rd., Tyler, Texas 75701, in lieu of flowers.
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