ForeverMissed
"We love  you so very much! And we will miss your presence and singing here on this earth.  But  Rejoice knowing that we will be with you again in the presence of our Lord together throughout eternity! "

This memorial website was created in memory of our cherished and beloved Mother, Grandmother, Aunt and Friend, Sylvia Kendrick Miller.
We will be Honoring and Celebrating Sylvia in her hometown of Akron, Ohio (Mount Peace Cemetery) at the end of May 2021.

This site will be an ongoing memorial for family and friends to view for a lifetime, we invite you to share on this site by signing in and clicking on ‘Stories’ to share a story or memory.

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Thank you for your kindness and support during this time. We are grateful for family and friends, without your love, it would have been much more difficult to get through.

Posted by Jada and Paris Blackmon on March 23, 2021
I Thought of You Today

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence...

I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.

I miss you Mommy...
Posted by Jada and Paris Blackmon on March 19, 2021
Rather than mourning the loss of someone who meant the world to me. today i celebrate having her in my life for 18 years.
Sylvia Miller, who i called my Nana, showed me many examples of Gods love. not a day went by when she didn’t call me on the phone to say I love you. even when i didn’t answer she left me a wonderful voicemail of her explaining why she called and that she was okay she just wanted to make sure i was okay. she reminded me everyday of how beautiful my sister and i are. while complimenting herself ofc and saying we get our beauty from her. and i agree. many times in the past i have thought about how empty i was going to feel losing her one day, losing the person who could cheer me up any second, the person who i could hangout with everyday and not get tired of.
Not a day goes by when i don’t think about her and what a huge positive impact she has had on my life and others. she was kind hearted to everyone and would compliment everyone she met. but overall knowing that she’s in glory rn and not in pain is the best part. i could selfishly say i want her back, but ik i will be seeing again one day, and i can not wait for that day.
Thank you for loving me Nana, i miss you so so much. thank you for being my angel in disguise. mwah 
Posted by Elaine Colvin on March 8, 2021
What a beautiful photo gallery tribute - great job Jada & Paris!
I always remember Aunt Sylvia (or Aunt Sylvie as I called her growing up) as the sassy aunt who wasn't afraid to speak her mind. Loved the reference to Denzel Washington - long before Denzel was on the scene, Auntie knew a good-looking man when she saw one, and didn't hesitate to point him out so that all us girls would recognize what a handsome man looks like! :) One of my fondest memories is when Auntie had to babysit all us Akron cousins. She took us to the movies to see Jason and the Argonauts, starring Todd Armstrong as Jason. Whenever Jason was on the screen, I heard Auntie say, "now that's a handsome man." To this day, I still enjoy watching that movie (I even have it recorded). Whenever I watch it, I think of my Aunt Sylvie and think, with a smile on my face, "yes Auntie, Jason is still a handsome man."
Posted by Keith Kendrick on March 6, 2021
My sweet Auntie Sylvia. Some of my greatest memories in life was when my family moved from Akron to Rochester for a few years. I was five years old and got to meet for the first time the Kendricks who lived in New York. Aunt Sylvia had the best hugs, kisses, and jokes. Although you are missed here, I take joy in knowing I’ll see you again. Rest easy my baby.
Posted by Tonya Bambi Tillman on March 5, 2021
I will always treasure my beautiful memories with Aunt Sylvia and the fun times spent in Rochester with her, my Grandma Jan, Aunt Peeps, cousin Tracy, etc. Such great memories!!!!! Cousin Tracy, I’m just a phone call and full tank of gas away if you need me!!!! Love you. Praying for you guys. 
Posted by Dannielle Belfiore on March 5, 2021
“Miss Sylvia was the Cool Mom with the Mustang”...We lived across the street from Aunt Peeps on Elba Street from 1967-1977. Tracy came outside and sat on the steps one day when we were around 6 or 7 years old...we have been sisterfriends ever since! I am blessed with several Moms and Sylvia was one of them!

You will be truly missed...

Love, Hugs and Prayers of Comfort and Peace for Tracy, Earl, Jada and Paris, and for all of Sylvia’s family and friends.

“To be absent from the body, is to be present with the Lord.”

Rest In Heaven, Miss Sylvia
Posted by Brittney Howard on March 4, 2021
Love you aunt Sylvia . You will forever be missed❤️❤️❤️
Posted by Janice Blackmon on March 4, 2021
I'm honored and blessed to have known such a beautiful and funny woman  rest on❤
Posted by Carolyn Adams on March 4, 2021
I have fond memories of meeting and spending Christmas and the entire week with you and Tracy, Earl, Jada and Paris. All the laughter and sharing stories of our life. We hit it off right away. I’m so Thankful I met you❤️

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Posted by Jada and Paris Blackmon on March 23, 2021
I Thought of You Today

I thought of you with love today
but that is nothing new
I thought about you yesterday
and days before that too,
I think of you in silence...

I often speak your name
All I have are memories
and your picture in a frame
Your memory is my keepsake
with which I’ll never part
God has you in His keeping
I have you in my heart.

I miss you Mommy...
Posted by Jada and Paris Blackmon on March 19, 2021
Rather than mourning the loss of someone who meant the world to me. today i celebrate having her in my life for 18 years.
Sylvia Miller, who i called my Nana, showed me many examples of Gods love. not a day went by when she didn’t call me on the phone to say I love you. even when i didn’t answer she left me a wonderful voicemail of her explaining why she called and that she was okay she just wanted to make sure i was okay. she reminded me everyday of how beautiful my sister and i are. while complimenting herself ofc and saying we get our beauty from her. and i agree. many times in the past i have thought about how empty i was going to feel losing her one day, losing the person who could cheer me up any second, the person who i could hangout with everyday and not get tired of.
Not a day goes by when i don’t think about her and what a huge positive impact she has had on my life and others. she was kind hearted to everyone and would compliment everyone she met. but overall knowing that she’s in glory rn and not in pain is the best part. i could selfishly say i want her back, but ik i will be seeing again one day, and i can not wait for that day.
Thank you for loving me Nana, i miss you so so much. thank you for being my angel in disguise. mwah 
Posted by Elaine Colvin on March 8, 2021
What a beautiful photo gallery tribute - great job Jada & Paris!
I always remember Aunt Sylvia (or Aunt Sylvie as I called her growing up) as the sassy aunt who wasn't afraid to speak her mind. Loved the reference to Denzel Washington - long before Denzel was on the scene, Auntie knew a good-looking man when she saw one, and didn't hesitate to point him out so that all us girls would recognize what a handsome man looks like! :) One of my fondest memories is when Auntie had to babysit all us Akron cousins. She took us to the movies to see Jason and the Argonauts, starring Todd Armstrong as Jason. Whenever Jason was on the screen, I heard Auntie say, "now that's a handsome man." To this day, I still enjoy watching that movie (I even have it recorded). Whenever I watch it, I think of my Aunt Sylvie and think, with a smile on my face, "yes Auntie, Jason is still a handsome man."
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Sylvia Priscilla Miller's Legacy

On February 3, 2021, After a courageous battle with a sudden illness, Sylvia Kendrick Miller slipped from the loving arms of her family into the loving arms of her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, John Henry and Tomie (Walls) Kendrick; brothers, McKoy Kendrick Sr., William "Joby" Kendrick, Lemuel Kendrick; sisters, Lucy Newberry, Eula Brown, Janis Mouton; Eunice Wilson and Helen "Baby" Rucker.

Survived by her daughter, Tracy (Earl) Blackmon, grandchildren E.J. Blackmon, Jada Blackmon and Paris Blackmon aka Nana’s “Sweetie Pie Poo Poo”, and several generations of nieces and nephews,. friends and lifelong friend Jacqueline A. Whitney.

Born in Akron, Ohio to the late John Henry and Tomie Kendrick. The youngest of 9 children, she graduated from West High School, Akron, Ohio in 1953. She moved to Rochester, NY in 1964 joining Siblings; William "Joby"Kendrick(Carrie),
 Janice Mouton, Eula Brown, and (SIL) Rebecca (McKoy Sr.) Kendrick. Sylvia began her career as an Adult Education Instructor, later returning to college and obtaining her L.P.N degree. She retired after 20 plus years to take care of beloved grandchildren. They loved being with their “Nana” and were able to honor her, by caring for her during final months. Sylvia lived a life full of love, laughter, heartache, friendships, and witty humor.

She enjoyed reading, working crosswords, mysteries, cooking, family gatherings, singing and often joked that she was "Waiting on Denzel Washington to become single"
Love You Mah! We miss you so much! 

“We are confident of this, to be absent from the body is to be present with the LORD”.
II Corinthians 5:82

A Special Thank you to Sylvia’s neighbors and friends that checked on her, walked with her and visited regularly, she truly adored you all. May GOD bless you

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