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Sylvia Powers

June 16, 2023

Sylvia Stennette Powers, 88, slipped from our grasp into God’s Friday, June 16, 2023.

A Lynchburg native, she attended E.C. Glass High (class of ’52) and Virginia Baptist Hospital. A professional nurse, she dedicated her career to helping others.

Sylvia married Ralph Powers, and together they created a life-long adventure that carried them across the country and eventually around the world. Along the ride they made a family; Sylvia is survived by her children Donna Woolf, Mark and Lisa Powers, and Shaun Powers. She is also survived by her siblings, Neal Stennette and Patricia Covert; three grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

Sylvia leaves behind showers of tears, waves of gratitude, and a flood of sweet memories.

An informal gathering to remember Sylvia will be held at Tharp Funeral Home, 220 Breezewood Drive, Lynchburg from 5 to 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 24, 2023.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family requests that donations be made to the Hospice Foundation of America ( or to a hospice of your choice.

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My love and prayers go out to you all. I met Sylvia when she was taking care of my Mother-in-law Jan. Her grace, patience, and loving care made Jana comfortable and at peace each and every day. May the knowledge that Sylvia is pain free and at peace keep you strong and find comfort. I grieve with you and for you all and am with you in spirit. Much love to each and everyone. My condolences. Anne

Posted by Anne Smith Jeffus on June 22, 2023

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