Sylvia Haynes Travis

Sylvia Haynes Travis, 95, born in Matthews County, VA, on May 16, 1928, passed away on October 19, 2023.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Wade and Clara Haynes; husband of 72 years, Albert Odell Travis; son-in-law, Douglas Carlisle; sister, Virginia and husband Tony Montgomery; and brother, Frank and his wife, Maryann Haynes.

Sylvia is survived by her three loving daughters, Sylvia Carlisle, Deborah Harris (Joe), and Sandra Cress (Bill); her grandchildren, who were her whole world: Christina Crocker, Joshua Harris (Mandy), Allen Crocker (Paige), and Lindsay Harris (Micah); and great-grandchildren Teagan, Arthur, Wyatt, Max and Morgan. She is also survived by her brother Jennings Haynes (Judy); her best friend Margaret Lett, and a host of nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank The Hamilton’s wonderful and loving staff. Their compassionate care for our mother is truly appreciated. We are also grateful for the companionship provided by Angela Jenkins-Hollis, Sue Moffitt, and Sue Weir.

A graveside service will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 28, 2023, at Peninsula Memorial Gardens Mausoleum on Warwick Blvd.

The arrangements are under the care of Peninsula Funeral Home, 11144 Warwick Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601.

1 Comment

  1. Patricia Wells Reese

    My deepest sympathy to Sylvia’s family. She was a truly lovely woman, warm and friendly to everyone. For many years my late husband and I sat right behind Sylvia and Albert every Sunday at church and both of them were so nice to visit with and I really miss those days. Hers was a life lived well.

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