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Leona (Nana) Sylve, age 81, was called away to eternal rest on January 14, 2017. She was born April 25, 1935 to the late Joseph L. and Norma Sylve. She is survived by two sisters, Donna and Vinery Sylve; five children, John Jr. (Melonie), Debra (Larry), Nathaniel (Tina), Sherry (Ulysses Sr.) and Wesley (Claudia). Also survived by eleven grandchildren; Avis, Denia, Tyler, Kana, Kristopher, Ulysses Jr., Coty, Heather, Norris, Viola, and Mason; sixteen great grandchildren, sixteen great-great grandchildren and a host of nieces and nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Preceded in death by her husband, John N. Sylve, Sr.; her siblings, Leomie Phillips, Josephine and Evelyn Ancar, Elizabeth Sylve, Theresita Ancar and Joseph L. Sylve, Jr. A special thanks to Dr. William Newman and family. She was a parishioner of St. Jude Catholic Church and very active in her community.
Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend a Funeral Mass of Christian Burial that will be celebrated at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Hwy 23, Port Sulphur, LA on Friday, January 20, 2017 at 11:00AM. Visitation will begin at 9:00AM; Interment: Bartholomew Cemetery, Diamond, LA. Arrangements by D.W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 1020 Virgil St. Please visit www.rhodesfuneral.com to sign the online guestbook.