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Sylvia A Lawler

November 30, 1934 ~ January 1, 2019 (age 84)

Sumter, SC ……..Sylvia Ann Lawler, age 84, passed away Tuesday, January 1, 2019 at home in Sumter, South Carolina after a struggle with metastatic cancer.  She was surrounded by family, wonderful caregivers and hospice care.  

Sylvia was married for 37 years to James P. Lawler, before he passed away in 2016. Sylvia was born in Morgantown, West Virginia, November 30, 1934 to the late Joseph and Abeline Mike.  She graduated from St. Francis High School, Morgantown West Virginia.  She earned a Bachelor of Education degree from Ursaline College, Louisville, Kentucky and a Masters of Library Science degree from The Catholic University of America, Washington D.C. Sylvia was a teacher and librarian in Kentucky, West Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and at Sumter Catholic School in Sumter, South Carolina. She was a member of St. Anne/St. Jude Catholic Church in Sumter and involved in many of the church committees. She was an active member of the Sumter County Museum, Friends of the Sumter County Library, treasurer of the Tuesday Club that meets on Thursday, and treasurer for many years of the Heart of Sumter Neighborhood Association.

She is survived by her sister, Mary Joy Prendergast, brother in law, John P. Lawler of Louisville Kentucky, sister in law Mary Fogarty of Louisville Kentucky, and sister in law Diana Schmidt of Cincinnati Ohio, and many nieces and nephews.

A mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at St. Anne Catholic Church. Burial will follow in St. Lawrence Cemetery. 

The family will receive friends from Friday, January 4, 2019 from 6:00-8:00 pm at Bullock Funeral Home with wake service being held at 7:30 pm.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Amedisys Hospice, 198 E. Wesmark Blvd. Suite 2, Sumter, South Carolina 29150 or to the charity of your choice.

You may go and sign the family’s guestbook.

The family has chosen Bullock Funeral Home of Sumter, South Carolina for the arrangement.

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