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Gloria Sylvester

April 18, 2019
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Gloria Sylvester, of Frederica, passed away April 18, 2019, surrounded by her loving family at home.  She was 67.  She is the daughter of the late Charles and Bessie Hawkins.


Gloria had a deep love for her family, and she loved spending time with her grandson, Damian, and great grandson, Braylin.  For many years she enjoyed playing cards with her numerous sisters every week.  Gloria had a heart as big as the world and she would do anything for anyone. If she thought she could help she would, and enjoyed donating to her favorite charities including, ASPCA and Disabled American Veterans.  She enjoyed watching NASCAR, esp. her favorite driver, Kevin Harvick, and enjoyed watching the Pittsburgh Steelers. In her younger years, Gloria enjoyed working with and grooming horses and “window shopping” for hours.  Besides her family, Gloria had a great love of coffee. She spent many hours at Peoples, Jennifers or Hardees drinking coffee and socializing with her husband.


In addition to her parents, Gloria is predeceased by her husband, Alvin Sylvester; brother: Ron Hawkins; sisters: Virginia Hughes, Sharon Rash, Geraldine Taylor, Josephine Hayman, and Barbara Silvereisen.


Gloria is survived by her daughter: Rhonda Ramsey (Dave); grandsons Damian DeRohn (fiancée Kelsey Lewis) and Jordon Ramsey (Casey); great grandchildren Braylin DeRohn and Emma Ramsey; brother Roy Hawkins (Leanna); sisters Helen Gallo and Joyce Hughes; and several nieces and nephews.


A Celebration of Life service will take place at Melvin Funeral Home, 15522 S. DuPont Hwy., Harrington, DE 19952, on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 1 PM with a visitation for family and friends one hour prior.


Arrangements are by the Thomas E. Melvin & Son Funeral Home Inc, Harrington, DE.  Visit us at to sign condolence book.


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