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Jerilyn M. Sylvester Dies in Washington, D.C.

Jerilyn M. Sylvester

Jerilyn M. Sylvester died in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 28.

She was preceded in death by her father, Alfredo Rafael (Freddy) Sylvester Sr.; and brother, Keith L. Sylvester.

She is survived by her mother, Gloria Downing Davis; sisters: Stephanie Sylvester-Fahie and Carol Sylvester; brothers: Alfredo Sylvester Jr., Richard Sylvester and Luis Sylvester; brother-in-law, Lowell Fahie; sister-in-law, Attorney General Denise George; and aunts: Isa England, Elise Downing, Renelda Jefferson, Addelita Castro, Thelma Creque and Melva Downing.

She is also survived by uncles: Carl William Downing, Recaldo Creque and Ronald Castro; nephews: Adrian Fahie and Cory Abramsen; nieces: Faith Fahie-Porras and Nia Sylvester; and first cousins: Mary Alexis Rhymer, Janice A. Jeppesen, Carmen England-Terry, Recaldo Dessout and Julien Dessout.

Other survivors include first cousins: Roxanne Downing-Lettsome, Radmur Downing, Raquel Downing-Benjamin, Lisa Swan, Leon Swan, Laura Rouse, Dr. Simone O. Heyliger, Patricia Rosado, Stephen Daniel, Tracy Francis-Oliver and Courtney Francis; many more numerous cousins and relatives; as well as the Sylvester, Jennings, Barry, and Downing families.

The first viewing of Jerilyn M. Sylvester will be from 4-6 p.m., Friday, Feb. 26, at Turnbull’s Funeral Home. The second viewing of the body will be from 10-11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 27, at Blyden Memorial Chapel, with a service to follow at 11 a.m.

Interment will occur at Western Cemetery No. 2.

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