Sylvia Ann Holloway Brown was born November 11, 1937 to Norman “Hut” and Earline Huggett Holloway in Messick, Virginia. She was married to the love of her life for more than 63 years prior to his death (Harvey Lee Brown, Sr.). She is survived by her children, Harvey Brown Jr, (Glory Rabon), Norma Brown Putnam (Larry Putnam) and Vann Brown Baker (Bryant Baker). She leaves behind five grandchildren, Niccole Putnam (Dylan), Maddie Savannah Davis (Austin Davis), Shelby Putnam, Jessica Brown and Colby Baker. In addition, she is survived by two great-grandchildren; Riley Davis and Colbert Harvey Davis and one sister, Savannah Frances Hinton; nephew, Joe Freeman (Scott); niece, Yvette Sigal (Mike and Giuliana).
Sylvia Brown graduated from Poquoson High School in 1956, and soon entered a civil service position with the United States Army. During her career, Sylvia worked for the Doctoring Command; TRADOC, Accounting Policies Division, and she served as the liaison commissioner for the command post of the British and Australian Government. Before retiring from Fort Monroe, she was awarded the Civil Service Distinguished Award for her exceptional service with the U.S. Government.
She enjoyed playing high school basketball and softball, and her traveling team the “Owls” In addition, Sylvia loved singing in her church choir, at Trinity United Methodist Church, for the past 63 years. During her past time, she loved to watch the Atlanta Braves Baseball and UVA basketball sports teams play.
Sylvia’s viewing will start 2:15 p.m. Monday, May 8th at Trinity United Methodist Church, in Poquoson. The service will begin at 3:00 p.m. with the burial at Weston Cemetery directly following the service. The family will receive guests today and tomorrow at 3 Glen More, and after the burial. Our family would like to thank you for all the loving prayers and kind words extended to us during this time of grieving.
Arrangements and heartfelt guidance through Claytor Rollins Funeral Home.
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