I have fought the good fight,
I have finished the race,
I have kept the faith.
Henceforth there is laid up for me
The crown of righteousness.
2 Timothy 4:7-8
Sylvia D. Sluder, 44, 1511 Irene St., Johnson City, went home to be with Jesus Tuesday, March 29, 2011, in the Johnson City Medical Center following a lengthy illness.
She was a lifelong resident of Washington Co., and a daughter of Buddy and Patricia Collins Sluder, Johnson City.
Sylvia was a graduate of Science Hill High School and a former employee of Mountain States Health Alliance. She was a member of Southside Baptist Church.
Sylvia was preceded in death by her paternal and maternal grandparents and a nephew, Brandon Sluder.
Survivors, in addition to her parents, include a daughter, Jordan Britton (Johnny); son Ryan Sluder (Katrina); three sisters, Leisha Bennett and husband, Darrell, Connie Sluder and Tammy Fair and husband, Mike, all of Johnson City; a brother, Gene Sluder and wife, Debbie, Erwin; three grandchildren, Madison Hallmark, Kiara Sluder and Kehleigh Britton; a great niece, Karrah Dean; great nephew, Chandon Dean; several nieces and nephews.
The funeral service for Sylvia D. Sluder will be conducted Friday, April, 1, 2011, at 7:00 PM in the East Chapel of Appalachian Funeral Home with Rev. William Lunsford and David Abel officiating.
The graveside committal service will be held Saturday in Happy Valley Memorial Park at 11:00 AM. Those wishing to attend are requested to meet at the funeral home by 10:30 AM Saturday to proceed to the cemetery. Pallbearers will be B.J. Bennett, Chad Bennett, Aaron Bishop, Dakota Sluder, Chase Dean and Frank Stout. Honorary pallbearers will be members of Southside Baptist Church.
The family will receive friends Friday evening from 5:30 PM until the service time and other times at the home of her sister, Leisha Bennett, 2119 David Miller Rd., Johnson City.
For those who prefer, memorials may be made in Sylviaâ€™s honor to Susan G. Komen for the Cure, 301 Louis St., Suite 304, Kingsport, TN 37660.
Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.appfh.net.
Appalachian Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 800 E. Watauga Ave., Johnson City, is serving the Sluder family. 928-6111