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Graveside services for Mrs. Martha Nell Sylvester will be held Thursday, August 17 at 10a.m. Meridian Memorial Park, with Dr. John Temple officiating with Robert Barham Family Funeral Home in charge of the arrangements.
Mrs. Sylvester, age 78, of the Dalewood community in Lauderdale, passed away Tuesday, August 15, in Meridian.
She worked as a hostess at the Holiday Inn for several years and in sales at Sears of Meridian for over ten years. Second to her family, Mrs. Sylvester loved animals, and she was a huge supporter of the ASPCA and the Humane Society. Her family remembers her as a faithful and loving wife and mother.
Survivors include her husband of thirty-eight years, James Sylvester; her daughters, June Johnson (Joe Warren) and Kay Sosebee (Tim Smith); grandchildren, Kelli (Tim) McDaniel, Taylor Johnson, Jordan Sosebee (Dylan), and Carly Sosebee; great-grandchildren, Madison, Savannah, Braley, Lanie, and Henley Grace; and her cousin, Selby Alexander.
Mrs. Sylvester was preceded in death by her parents, Robert and Jewel Ulmer and her brother Bobby Jack Ulmer.
The family request memorials be made to East Mississippi Animal Rescue.
Family and friends may sign the online guestbook at robertbarhamffh.com
Published on August 16, 2017
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