Sumter, SC… Rebecca Reyes Sylvester, age 71, beloved wife of 50 years to William Fredrick Sylvester, died on Saturday, July 14, 2018 at Palmetto Health Tuomey.
Rebecca was the daughter of the late Vincente Reyes and Felisa Avelino Reyes. Born and raised in the Philippines, Rebecca married William in 1968. They moved to the United States in 1970 and in 1990, Rebecca became a naturalized citizen. This was an accomplishment that she was very proud of. She had a deep love for her family and will be remembered as a very loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
In addition to her husband William, Rebecca is survived by one daughter, Jocelyn Sylvester of Lake City; one sister, Conestancia Maranan of the Philippines; three grandchildren, De’Anna, Levi and Mark Jr. and three great grandchildren, Isaiah, Peyton and Sawyer.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by one brother and one sister.
A graveside service will be held on Wednesday, July 18, 2018 at 1:00 pm in the Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery with Fr. Noly Berjuega, CRM officiating.
Memorials may be made to Rebecca R. Sylvester C/O Bullock Funeral Home, Sumter, SC 29150.
Evergreen Memorial Park Cemetery
Wednesday July 18th, 2018
802 N Guignard Drive
Sumter, SC 29150
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The death of a loved one is the most devastating experiences a family can face. At times, the loss may seem unbearable. Please know that there are those who care about you and your family during this difficult time and more importantly Psalm 34:18 tells us that "God is near to those that are broken at heart. We pray that Jehovah the God of all comfort is with the family during this difficult time of grief. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Submitted by Williams Family on Jul 23 2018 12:21:39 PM
DeAnna Alverez lit a candle for Rebecca Reyes Sylvester
DeAnna Alverez lit a candle on Jul 18 2018 02:36:42 AM
I love and miss you so much my beautiful grandma. I will always cherish the memories and adventures that we have had together ❤ All the talks and laughs and sadness you helped me get through some of the most important parts of my life. I know you will always be with Isaiah and I every day until we see you again. WE LOVE YOU GRANDMA❤
Submitted by DeAnna Alverez on Jul 18 2018 02:35:57 AM
I love you to the moon and back. Thank you for always making me smile. I will always miss you dearly , miss our talks and miss our video calls and cooking together. I know you will always be with the girls and I through our journey in life watching over us and making us wash our hands. We love you so much. I miss you.
Submitted by Levi A Alverez on Jul 17 2018 05:20:32 PM
Levi Alverez lit a candle for Rebecca Reyes Sylvester
Levi Alverez lit a candle on Jul 17 2018 05:13:08 PM
I mainly knew Rebecca as a co-worker for 11 years at Shaw Bowling Center. She was a hard worker, very conscientious. More importantly, I found her to be a very kind person with a big heart. She will be a much welcome addition up in heaven. I extend my deepest sympathy to the Sylvester family.
Submitted by Gary E Funk on Jul 17 2018 03:23:30 PM
I was always proud to call you my Aunt. You were a welcomed Sylvester from the start. You were so caring from your heart. May you rest in peace. Much Love, Kim
Submitted by Kim on Jul 16 2018 11:31:56 PM
May your soul rest in peace grandmom.. I'm the grandson of your brother here in the Philippines Mr. Francisco Reyes i'm really sad to know that we haven't meet you in person even though we haven't meet you we know you that you're our grandmother. It is really painful for us that your gone but tge most important grandmom is that you are now ok with him.. Iloveyousomuch please guide us...
Submitted by Christian Reyes Rodriguez on Jul 16 2018 12:11:05 PM
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Norman R. Martinez lit a candle on Jul 15 2018 01:03:08 AM
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