Obituary of Sylvia S. Graves
Graves, Sylvia (Suggs) went to be with the Lord on October 26, 2021. She was married to her loving husband, Robert J. Graves, for 58 years. She is survived by sons Robert Graves, Jr. (Marcey), Richard Graves (Lori), Susan Graves Yedinak (Rudi), 7 grandchildren: Robert III (Lindsey), David (Carrie), Candice (Chris), Richard III (Amanda), Melody (Mitch), Tyler and Patrick (Bridgett), 3 great-grandchildren: Eden, Lily, and Trace, 1 nephew Dan Suggs III (Kylen) and beloved great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents Dan and Pauline Suggs, husband Robert, brother Dan Suggs Jr (Rhonda) and niece Nicole Suggs.
She was born October 1, 1934, in Jacksonville, Florida. She moved to Ruskin in 1956 and was a member of Gibsonton Baptist Church. She taught private piano lessons in Ruskin for over 20 years and was the pianist for Northside Baptist Church and Southside Baptist Church. She taught piano lessons at Temple Heights Christian School. She loved to dance and often sang at Church.
Sylvia was a member of the Ruskin Junior Woman’s Club, Eastern Star (where she held the position of organist) and the PTF’s at Temple Heights and also Ruskin Elementary (where she was President for 2 years.) She ran school festivals for both schools for 13 years. She was active in Cub Scouts and taught Sunday School for may years along with Acteens. She was a founding member of the Orange Blossom 56 Club. She was passionate in watching the Rays play ball.
Services to be held at the First Baptist Church of Gibsonton on Monday, November 1st with visitation at 10:30 AM, service at 11:00 AM, follow by graveside at noon at the Ruskin Memorial Park.
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