Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Sylvia Reese Plyler Passes

We were very sad to learn that our classmate, Sylvia Reese Plyler recently passed away.

This is her obiturary that appeared in the Charlotte Observer

Sylvia Plyler


Sylvia Reese Plyler CHARLOTTE - Sylvia Reese Plyler, age 79, of Charlotte, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ earlyMonday morning, December 7, 2015. Mrs. Plyler was born in Greenville, SC, June 13, 1936. She was the baby of eight children of the late James Talmadge Reese and Lona Daniel Reese. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband Douglas Walter Plyler, who passed away August 22, 2015. Also preceding her were her precious brothers and sisters, Grace Bridges, Margaret Penland, Helen Case, Cecile Helms, Doris Bess, Jimmy Reese and L. C. Reese, whom she loved dearly. Sylvia met the love of her life on a blind date, and they were married 57 years on March 1, 2015. She graduated from "Old Central High School" now known as Central Piedmont Community College. Sylvia started work at Met Life straight out of high school as a temporary secretary for summer vacations; they liked her so much they made a position for her. She excelled in all she did for the company and retired as the Branch Manager after 42 years. Sylvia loved her Lord, and strived to be with Him one day. She was a selfless person always putting others before herself. She was a member of Durham Memorial Baptist Church for 37 years. She was a member of the Joy Sunday School Class. She served her church in numerous ways over the years and always enjoyed it. She was a true and gracious giver. Surviving to cherish her memory and love is her daughter Rhonda (Jimmy) Keistler of Belmont, NC; two granddaughters, Jaime (Charles) McSwain of Gastonia, NC and Casey (Alex) Morris of Gastonia, NC and her great-granddaughter Addison (Addie) Reese McSwain. Also surviving are sisters-in-law, Frances Plyler of Charlotte and Audrey Plyler of San Antonio, TX and numerous nieces and nephews. Visitation will be Wednesday, December 9th, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Forest Lawn West Funeral and Cremation Service. Services will be held in the Paul Helton Chapel on Thursday, December 10th, at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Gene Boatwright officiating. Interment will be in Forest Lawn West Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Durham Memorial Baptist Church, 1601 Toddville Road, Charlotte, NC 28214 or to Hospice & Palliative Care Charlotte Region, 1420 East Seventh Street, Charlotte, NC 28204. Condolences may be made to Sylvia's family through
Published in Charlotte Observer on Dec. 8, 2015