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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.

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11 Guestbook messages for Sylvia E. “Sister Peters” Lewis

  • I’m sorry for your lost. Sylvia’s gone but not forgotten. She will always be in our hearts
    I really enjoyed my talks with her. May she Rest in Peace❤

  • I’m sorry to hear of the family’s loss, however I have no doubt Sister Peters is working with the Lord! Bless her and the family.

  • To be absent in the body and present with the Lord, was Ms. Silvia’s mission! Well done Mom! Words cannot express how much your love and devotion speaks volume to the King! I’ll always cherish the moments we had in church together. Your angelica voice is now heard all over the heavens! Wear your crown of “Glory” we will miss you dearly here on earth, but we’ll see you soon!
    Love always, your honorary daughter, Robin Handy Davis.
    Sing on Mom!

  • Words seem inadequate when loosing someone you love, just know she’s sleeping peacefully in heaven.

  • Sleep in peace Ma.

  • Sorry for your lose Blessed the family and you will be in ours prays
    The Rolling Family

  • Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May your memories give you peace and comfort.
    A beautiful soul has been called home. Rest in peace!
    Love Anita and Jaden

  • My Condolences to the Family, may your hearts be lightened by Beautiful Memories

  • Sleep In Peace my great Aunt, sorry I am not able to attend but I am thinking of my family ❤️

    Shelly and Sydney Barrow

  • Our Deepest Sympathy goes out to Dear Ms. Sylvia’s family. I will never forget her generous heart, her Devotion and love for our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I will forever hold the fondest memories of Ms. Sylvia, and I will never forget the times we spent together at Victory Christian Fellowship putting Bulletins together, volunteering in the Prayer room or just visiting with her at the Chelton Apartments and sharing a meal, ( I really liked her rice and peas 💕) my family send prayers of comfort to Ms. Sylvia’s family.
    Lovingly submitted ,
    Ricky and Faith Florence

  • Aunt Sylvia is gone now and she will be missed. May her soul rest in peace. From Elizabeth, Samantha, Alyssia, and Wayne. May her soul rest in peace.