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Still missing you, but, it seems like only yesterday. The Girls are still excelling in all phases.

January 26
Happy Heavenly birthday to my beautiful baby girl, I miss you so much. Rest In Peace sweetheart!! Happy 60th. Forever missed ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ R I 

I remember the good times!

July 28, 2021
Time flies,I miss you so much with EVERY life change. Ashley and Morgan are continually thriving  and moving forward. Shannon was 7 years old when you left us. We moved her into college on Monday. I wished so much that you were. I have added this picture of us celebrating my Big 50th! It’s hard to believe, that has been 11years ago! Then in 2010 we had to say goodbye..for now.
I’m sure I will ALWAYS miss you! Continue resting my BEAUTIFUL sister! It is well with my soul

10 Years Later!

July 26, 2020
It’s has been 10 years, since God took you home!!!!! It happened without warning ⚠️. Not having a sister creates a high emptiness. I guess our relationship was so special to us. I just never thought about one of us would be on earth and the other would be in Heaven. God’s ways are not our ways. I have lived with losing you and Big C (Calvin Ray). Death is HARD and it never stops hurting. You just learn to lean totally on God’s promise and not to my own understanding! Until we ALL meet again at His feet. You are TRULY Forever missed♥️! 
July 29, 2013

Hello family! just thanking GOD for another years' journey,The storm is almost gone, i can see the sun peeping thru the clouds, i can shout yet, but we entering another, so lets just HUNKER DOWN,we are stronger this year than last year,AS for my FOURTH born,i miss you more today than yesteday,but sibb i am, great you would be real proud of me,the girls are great, so much like you.i remember our long teleohone talks, i looked so forward to,well, htey are all good memories now,I 'LL JUST KEEP HOLDING ON,BUT, WHEN WE ALL GET TO HEAVEN WHAT A DAY OF REJOICING THERE WILL BE!!! MISS YOU,  LOVE YOU MUCHES!!!

Still Missing You!

July 27, 2013

To my ONLY sister! From your Only sister! There is not one day that goes by that I dont MISS you soooooo much! I forgot that one day we would say "see u later" and honestly not know when later would be. But that day came much too soon! When my heart and my ears miss you and i think i cant stand it. I think of all the fun times we had. Sometimes we'd laugh so hard til we couldn't breath! Wow it has been 3 years since I had that kind of special laugh that only we shared! I still cry a lot! But Im getting so much stronger. I knew that i had made big strides when i put the family picture (we took at Big 50 party) back on the mantle!! Im hanging in there for the girls! They are sooooo much like you!!!! In two different ways...yet same! Go figure that! Save a seat for me!!! Until we see each other again! I LOVE YOU AND MISS U! 

my darling daughter

January 26, 2013

In memory of my darling daughter,I can't beleive two and a half years have passed since we said good bye-well you are gone but, truly not forgotten, I miss you daily, I'M trying to fill in for you with the girls, they are doing great,I can hear your voice telling me what to do and not i'll keep on broke my heart when God carried you home,but, I know HE knows whats best for me although my weary eyes can't see.Thank GOD for all the good memories ihave of my baby.                                            REST ON MY DARLING, till we meet again!!! 


October 12, 2012

My heart is so heavy as I write this. I can't believe you're gone. I met you many years ago when our daughters attended John R. King and cheered for the Tiger's   Team. You were so much fun to be around. At times you would have me laughing until I cried. You were so creative and such a dedicated mom. I remember an incident when our children were cheer leading. The coaches and staff were being a bit messy. I saw another side of you and began to love you even more. From that time on when things would get messy I would see that look on your face and think don't mess with Sylvia baby. LOL!

We lost touch when Morgan left John R. King, but I have thought about you so many times. I always hoped that I would run into you again. I've even tried to find you on Facebook. Today, Kelsey told me that she was friends with Morgan on Facebook and she think that something happened to you. My heart just dropped. I decided to google your name and found this page. I try to live life with no regrets, but I truly regret that I lost contact with you. I've heard many times how important it is to keep in touch with those that you care about and now I really realize why. I don't know what happened but I regret not being in your life until the end.

Thanks for your friendship, advice and laughter. We'll meet again one day. 

Sylvia's life story

July 28, 2012

sylvia was a very special child,weighing in at 6lbs 5oz. she knew then just what she wanted as she grew my famous words to her was you know what you want, where you are going to get,when you are going to get it, and DOG GONE IT how you will get it. she never gave me one moment trouble,she just knew everything in the world, wasn't afraid of any thing.Rest in peace my child, mama love you.


A Story from Carolyn M. Latson

August 4, 2010


I Decorated and Coordinated your Mother's Wedding all those years ago.

I remember being apprehensive about this wedding because Sylvia was before fashion status so to speak.  She said “I want something different than the traditional wedding with pastels …I want black and white!"  I almost fainted!!!  This would be the first of many weddings with the bridesmaids in black years later.  Sylvia was before the color became popular! 
We talked so much in the weeks to follow as I do with all my brides, but she was special, because she really listened to my advice.  She told me how one night she got stressed so she drove to Galveston by herself to walk on the beach and watch the waves to clear her head.  I made her promise not to ever do that again and I don’t believe she did… but with Sylvia…I don’t know….she might have… and just kept it to herself.  LOL.  I don’t think she had a fearful bone in her body.  God Bless.

Things Mama Taught Me (Ain't No Sad Tears)

August 3, 2010


I’ve never known to do anything else but love the Lord, my family, and myself
Mama taught me that.
Make time to let God in
Talk to Him with no shame of who hears or sees it
Pray over every meal
And thank Him through absolutely everything
Keep your business your business
Laugh ‘til your sides hurt
And know how to pull one hell of a prank
Stand up straight, literally and spiritually
Don’t beat yourself up
Call those you love from time to time
Try and try again, but know when to quit
Be honest, and respect that some folks just don’t want to hear the truth
Be opinionated, and understand that it can cause some riffs
If you like fried foods, learn to cook it all the way through
A dirty house, and body, ain’t an option
Cussin’ is a hard habit to break
Be presentable, you never know who you’ll see or meet
Protect your sister, be a positive example
Listen to what others have to say, sometimes that’s all it takes
Poetry is therapy
Reading is fundamental
Goofiness is occasionally warranted
Ain’t no half-steppin’
Genuinely walk by faith, and enjoy the peace it brings
Be patient
And find joy, somehow, everyday
Ain’t no tears of sorrow when you do right today.
Love you, Mama. See you later.


"I Would Die 4 U"

August 1, 2010

When Mama divorced my biological father in the 80s, we lived in an apartment in Houston that had access to cable.  Every Friday, and I do mean EVERY Friday, Mama and I would watch "Purple Rain" and dance around the living room to "I Would Die 4 U."

When it was closing in on the time of my nuptials, she made mention that she'd like us to dance to the song at the reception.  She totally forgot she said that, as it was evident when the song came on July 11, 2009 that she was in absolute shock!  We danced like we used to some 20+ years ago, and she even did that lil' shimmy Prince did from the movie!

To make sure my sister and I had what we needed to be the young ladies/women she wanted us to be, she'd go to any length.  Even death.  Her passing re-established the meaning of this song.

Break it down, Mama!

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