Sylvia E. “Sister Peters” Lewis
April 9, 1923 - November 5, 2020
Sylvia E. “Sister Peters” Lewis, age 97, of Wilmington, DE, passed away on Thursday, November 5, 2020.
Born in Guyana, South America on April 9, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Frederick and Victoria (Benjamin) Lewis. While in Guyana, Sylvia worked as a seamstress and foster grandmother. In 1985 she moved to Brooklyn, NY to pursue her career as a CNA. After her retirement, Sylvia started a new career path as a teacher assistant until she left for Delaware in 2001. She was part of the Foster Grandparents Program in New Castle, DE.
Sylvia was a strong woman of God. She began her fellowship over 50 years ago at Newtown Assembly of God Church in Georgetown Guyana with Pastor John Cummings. She was a champion and warrior of her faith.
Sylvia enjoyed singing in the church as well as with her family and taught her grandchildren how to sing. She loved fashion and listening to Classical music, her favorite song was Ave Maria. Above all, Sylvia’s love and devotion were to her family and friends.
In addition to her parents, Sylvia was preceded in death by her son, Roland Peters. She is survived by her children, Patrick Peters, Lorraine Peters and Elizabeth Guevara (Jose); 9 grandchildren; 13 great grandchildren; and many adopted grandchildren.
A visitation for family and friends will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm on Thursday, November 12, 2020, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 1000 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. A second visitation will be held from 9 am until 10 am on Friday, November 13, 2020, at Victory Fellowship, 100 Wilton Blvd #3978, New Castle, DE, where a funeral service will begin at 10 am. Interment will follow in Gracelawn Memorial Park, 2220 North DuPont Parkway, New Castle, DE. Face masks will be required for all in attendance.